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MTEL Reading Specialist: Information Processing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A concept or category for which a person has a lot of clear, accurate, useful information is referred to as a _____.

Question 2 2. The ancient Greeks were one of the earliest cultures to create specific constellations based on groups of stars in the night sky. Which Gestalt principle was most helpful to them in this task?

Question 3 3. Sarah is a bottom-up processor. In deciding which soccer league to enroll her son in, she will likely consider all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

Question 4 4. How does the encoding process work?

Question 5 5. What is the BEST way to retrieve information from your brain?

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Question 6 6. Joe recently had an accident that resulted in a brain injury. He remembers events before the accident and the name of every doctor and nurse he's met at the hospital but still cannot recall what happened on the day of the accident. Which part of the memory process has likely been affected?

Question 7 7. Jack must attend a funeral. Even though he has never been to a funeral before, he knows what to expect due to seeing funerals on TV and asking his friends about their experiences. His general expectation and idea for how funerals work is an example of what psychological concept?

Question 8 8. Sternberg argued that three types of intelligence are required for good creative thinking. What are those three types of intelligence?

Question 9 9. How skills or knowledge that students have learned about one topic affect their learning of skills or knowledge in another topic or area is called what?

Question 10 10. A student at a high school football game can see that the football players and cheerleaders are both scattered around the field, but he can easily tell them apart and find them because of their uniforms. Which Gestalt principle is most helpful here?

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Question 11 11. The group of psychologists known as Gestalt are responsible for _____.

Question 12 12. Suzette has memorized all the important phone numbers in her town. She then moves to a new town, and has trouble learning the new phone numbers she needs, because the old numbers keep popping into her head. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

Question 13 13. Solving an algebraic question with a set, correct answer requires which type of thinking?

Question 14 14. Jean-Phillip likes to draw bar graphs of his spending habits, to help him understand his expenses so he can manage his money. What general type of problem-solving strategy is Jean-Phillip using?

Question 15 15. Whenever there is a problem, Mark always comes up with a new, original and unique solution that no one else has thought about before. We could say that Mark is very _____.

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Question 16 16. General 'mental short-cuts' or quick decision-making rules, such as, 'you get what you pay for' or 'shorter lines move more quickly' could be considered what type of problem-solving strategy?

Question 17 17. Multitasking may _____.

Question 18 18. Mr. Fukami often confuses his students when he gives them exams, because his questions are unclear. The students complain that they don't understand what type of answer he wants, and therefore they do badly on the tests. Psychologists might argue that Mr. Fukami's difficulty is that his questions are _____.

Question 19 19. Kevin is good at music. He likes to compose new tunes and then writes creative lyrics to them. This shows which type of thinking?

Question 20 20. Selective attention involves _____.

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Question 21 21. Hanna isn't sure what topic to pick for her public speaking class, so she decides to draw out possible solutions in a visual way, to help her explore the options. She writes down different ideas, circles them, then draws lines connecting different related ideas. Which problem-solving strategy is Hanna using?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is true about long-term memory?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is true about short-term memory?

Question 24 24. Attention is the ability to focus on specific information. Which of the following is mentioned as an important component of attention?

Question 25 25. Mario is really good at playing chess. When he learns how to read braille, his knowledge of chess neither helps nor hurts his ability to read braille. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

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Question 26 26. Why can schemata sometimes hurt us?

Question 27 27. George learns Spanish, then he starts to learn French. He realizes that many words sound similar between the two languages, so knowing Spanish helps him to learn French. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

Question 28 28. Even though a mailbox appears in front of the image of the house, our brains automatically fill in the 'missing' part of the house image. Which Gestalt principle is most helpful here?

Question 29 29. In the IDEAL Strategy, what does the letter 'D' stand for?

Question 30 30. Sam is a top-down processor. In selecting a restaurant for date night, he will likely consider all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Information Processing Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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