Semantic Memory: Examples & Definition


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What is semantic memory?

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1. Why is semantic memory important?

2. Which of the following is an example of semantic memory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Semantic memory is a type of declarative, long-term memory. The following quiz/worksheet combo will quiz you on the specific characteristics of this type of memory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • How to define semantic memory
  • Why semantic memory is important
  • Examples of semantic memory and episodic memory
  • Characteristics of semantic memory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how we remember general factual information in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as memories based on personal experience and memories based on facts
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how we remember factual information, review the corresponding lesson, Semantic Memory: Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines semantic memory
  • Explains why semantic memory is important
  • Discusses episodic memory