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                                       Week Five Quiz

Multiple Choice: Read each question and select the correct answer.

   1. A crisis interview would be appropriate to

           a. assess how family of origin influences a person’s ability to handle a crisis
           b. obtain a clearer understanding of a patient’s diagnosis
           c. assess whether a depressed client with frequent suicidal thoughts has formulated
              a detailed plan
           d. screen for a patient’s level of psychological functioning

   2. A company wants to use a psychological test to screen for emotional stability for a
      sensitive position. Which of the following tests is the best choice for the company to use?

           a.   Cognitive Assessment System
           b.   Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
           c.   Woodcock-Johnson
           d.   Sixteen Personality Factors (16PF)

   3. ________ testing presents specific questions or statements to which a person responds
      by using specific answers or a scale. ________ is an example of this type of testing.

           a.   Objective; MMPI
           b.   Projective; TAT
           c.   Functional; NEO-PI-R
           d.   Intelligence; Stanford-Binet

   4. ________ testing uses ambiguous or unstructured testing stimuli to which a person
      responds freely to the testing stimuli. ________ is an example of this type of testing.

           a.   Objective; MMPI
           b.   Projective; TAT
           c.   Functional; NEO-PI-R
           d.   Intelligence; Stanford-Binet

   5. ________ testing is used to learn more about a person’s overall cognitive strengths and
      weaknesses. ________ is an example of this type of testing.

           a.   Objective; MMPI
           b.   Projective; TAT
           c.   Functional; NEO-PI-R
           d.   Intelligence; Stanford-Binet

   6. Which of the following is a multicultural issue for any of the psychological instruments
      customarily used in the United States?

           a.   Level of acculturation
           b.   Preconceived notions
           c.   Theoretical orientation
           d.   Distortion of information
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7. Almost immediately after he developed it, ________ expressed concern about the
   misinterpretation, overgeneralization, and misuse of his IQ test.

        a.   J. P. Guilford
        b.   Alfred Binet
        c.   L. L. Thurstone
        d.   Charles Spearman

8. One of the common concerns associated with IQ testing is that

        a.   a wide variety of human behaviors is being measured
        b.   a person's performance is compared against others’ performances
        c.   testing is used to learn about cognitive strengths and weaknesses
        d.   there is a possibility of racial bias

9. Intellectual testing is used to measure intelligence and to assess

        a.   emotional well-being
        b.   confidence levels
        c.   cognitive functioning
        d.   social aptitude skills

10. An IQ test is given to a child on Tuesday. When given the test again on Thursday, the
    child’s scores differ significantly. This is an issue of

        a.   functionality
        b.   reliability
        c.   observation
        d.   reflection

11. Harry is a 7-year-old boy who is experiencing problems with receptive language. He
    seems to understand some but not all of what is said to him. His verbal and nonverbal
    responses are sometimes inappropriate. His parents and teachers want more information
    about Harry’s cognitive functioning. The most appropriate test to assess Harry is the

        a.   Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC)
        b.   Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventories (MCMI)
        c.   Sixteen Personality Factors (16PF)
        d.   Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2)

12. Felicia, a 9-year-old girl, complains that other children are not letting her play with them
    during recess or that they do not play fair. What would be the most effective approach to
    assess the interactions between Felicia and her playmates?

        a.   Naturalistic observation
        b.   Controlled observation
        c.   Self-monitoring
        d.   Functional analysis

13. Sam, a 5th-grader, frequently gets aggressive when he is frustrated. His teacher has had
    to separate him from others to keep things from escalating. What would be the most
    effective approach to assess Sam’s behavior?

        a. Naturalistic observation
        b. Controlled observation
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        c. Self-monitoring
        d. Functional analysis

14. Which of the following is a potential threat to effective interviewing?

        a.   Time of day
        b.   Interviewer bias
        c.   Structured interviews
        d.   Self-monitoring

15. A potential limitation of a structured interview is that

        a. it does not allow the flexibility to tailor the experience to the individual needs of
           the person being interviewed
        b. questions are organized in a logical flow
        c. patients’ answers direct which additional questions they receive
        d. clinical judgment is minimized

16. A potential limitation of an initial assessment is that

        a.   the patient’s goal for treatment is identified
        b.   the intake reveals a family history of mental illness
        c.   sometimes the presenting problem or symptom is not the real problem
        d.   someone with hallucinations may not have them during the assessment

17. The choice of assessment tools used depends on numerous factors, including the

        a.   The diagnosis
        b.   The nature of the presenting problem
        c.   The vocation of the patient
        d.   A psychologist’s preference for the assessment tool

18. Anita, a 20-year-old college student, comes in for an evaluation. When the clinician asks
    her what brings her in for therapy, she answers, “I wanted to know how to get rid of the
    fairies in my dorm room. They come out every night, and their pixie dust makes me
    sneeze, so I can’t go to sleep.” Based on Anita’s answer, which of the following is the
    most appropriate tool to use for further assessment?

        a.   Crisis interview
        b.   Computer-based interview
        c.   Self-monitoring
        d.   Mental status interview

19. Isaac is a single, 40-year-old male who runs his own business. Lately, he feels tired all
    the time, lacks motivation and appetite, and is not enthusiastic about anything. Based on
    his symptoms, which type of interview is most appropriate to use?

        a.   Termination
        b.   Crisis
        c.   Mental status
        d.   Diagnostic

20. What is a risk factor when assessing for suicide?

        a. The type of questionnaire used
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b. Previous attempts
c. Watching movies about suicide
d. Maintaining an active social structure

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