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Vision Quiz


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As I was driving along the freeway, a huge truck came hurtling up behind me. It seemed to take ages for the long body to get past as it overtook me. Afterwards, it gradually disappeared up the road in front of me. Which of the following principles would I have applied to help me realise that the truck remained the same size, although its image on my retinas changed?

A. shape constancy and size constancy

B. size constancy and orientation constancy

C. brightness constancy and orientation constancy

D. brightness constancy and size constancy


the ability to recognize details in visual images

A. Figure-ground discrimination

B. Visual closure

C. Visual discrimination


the ability to interpret what is seen

A. Visual discrimination

B. Figure-ground discrimination

C. Visual perception

D. Visual closure


Identify which is not a stage in vision as perception.

A. interpretation

B. reception

C. selection

D. organisation


Which of the following is the correct order of the structures through which light passes after entering the eye?

A. Lens, pupil, cornea, retina

B. Pupil, cornea, lens, retina

C. Cornea, retina, pupil, lens

D. Cornea, pupil, lens, retina


The process where stimuli is converted into a neural signal, then send to the brain:

A. perception

B. sensation

C. conduction

D. transduction


What is the protective covering over your eye?

A. refraction

B. cornea

C. puppies

D. eyeballs


What part of your eye sends the messages to and from your brain?

A. retina

B. optic nerve

C. iris

D. vitreous humor


What part of the eye allows us to see color?

A. cones

B. rods

C. iris

D. eyeball


Which is not believed to influence our perceptual set

A. Genes

B. Emotion

C. Motivation

D. Culture


Another word for nearsightedness

A. myopia

B. hyperopia

C. Utopia

D. farsightedness


Culture has been shown to influence our visual system in which of the following ways?

A. Formal education has no impact on our visual system but societal and cultural norms do.

B. Formal education, cultural norms and expectations, and our visual systems influence depth cues.

C. Prior learning is not essential to recognise pictures.

D. People from all cultures interpret depth cues in similar ways.


Using two eyes for depth is called a

A. Monocular cue

B. Binocular cue

C. Connectedness

D. Linear perspective


Rods are responsible for __________ and ____________________ while cones are responsible for _________ and _________

A. colour vision and detail: night vision and peripheral vision

B. night vision and detail; colour vision and peripheral vision

C. night vision and colour vision; colour vision and detail

D. night vision and peripheral vision; colour vision and detail


The reason we are unable to see clearly underwater is because:

A. images on our retina are crisscrossed by a network of veins and are amplified by water.

B. the water interrupts the organisation of the visual process and we are unable to make sense of it

C. the cornea of the eye is designed to refract or bend light travelling through the air, not water.

D. the cornea reaches its absolute threshold under water, which therefore blurs our vision.


_____ is dependent upon overlapping fields of vision combined into one image in the brain

A. optical illusions

B. depth perception

C. perceiving motion

D. visual perception


the famous room designed to play tricks on your visual depth cues is

A. Room 101

B. the Muller-Lyer room

C. Rubens Room

D. the Ames room


Rubens Vase and the duck-rabbit are examples of

A. misinterpreted depth cue illusions

B. Ambiguous figure illusions

C. Fiction illusions

D. unexplained illusions


What is the muscle that opens and closes the pupil?

A. food

B. transluscent

C. iris

D. lens


Identify the first process in receiving and interpreting visual stimuli.

A. interpretation

B. reception

C. transmission

D. transduction




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