Medical Quiz

Vision (AP Psych) Quiz


What is the first part of the eye that light hits?

A. lens

B. cornea

C. pupil

D. retina

E. iris

Tamika hates the bitter taste of her cough syrup. Which of the following would she find most helpful in minimizing the syrup’s bad taste?

A. Tasting something very sweet before taking the cough syrup

B. Keeping the syrup in her mouth for several seconds before swallowing it

C. Holding her nose while taking the cough syrup

D. Gulping the cough syrup so that It misses her tongue

Diamond went swimming with friends who did not want to get into the water because it was cold. Diamond jumped in and after a few minutes declared it was cold when she first got in but then her body got used to it. Diamond’s body got accustomed to the water due to

A. her perceptual set.

B. absolute threshold.

C. selective attention.

D. sensory adaptation.

What three primary colors of light are detected by your cones?

A. Green, red, and blue

B. Black, gray, and white

C. Blue, red, and yellow

D. Blue, green, and purple

E. Cyan, magenta, and yellow

A short wavelength would most likely produce what color?

A. Red

B. Yellow

C. Green

D. Blue

The theory that the retina contains three different color receptors- Red, Green, and Blue- is called

A. Young Helmholtz Trichromatic Theory

B. Gate control Theory

C. Place Theory

D. Tri Hue Theory

Which of the following is not a taste profile?

A. Umami

B. Spicy

C. Sweet

D. Salty

E. Bitter

What receptor allows humans to see better in low or dim light?

A. Rods

B. Cones

C. Tympanic Membranes

D. Pupils

Problems with the vestibular system would likely cause a person to

A. not recognize shapes or colors

B. stumble or fall

C. fail to identify sound locations

D. not be bothered by touching hot objects

If we did not have cones in our eyes, we would not see

A. colors

B. shapes

C. sizes

D. distant objects

The size of the pupil is controlled by the:

A. Lens

B. Retina

C. Cornea

D. Iris

In vision, transduction occurs within the

A. Optic nerve

B. Visual cortex

C. Retina

D. Cornea

Most color-deficient people will probably:

A. Lack functioning red-or-green-sensitive cones

B. See the world in only black and white

C. Also suffer from poor vision

D. Have above-average vision to compensate for the deficit

The eye’s “blind spot” is related to:

A. light rays focusing too far in front of the retina.

B. light rays focusing too far behind the retina.

C. a cluster of cells around the fovea which contains cones, but no rods.

D. an area without receptor cells where the optic nerve leaves the eye.

Our sense of smell may be a powerful trigger for memories because

A. olfaction messages skip the thalamus and go straight to the olfactory bulb, which is connected to the hippocampus.

B. We are taught as children to connect smells with important events.

C. The thalamus sends all olfaction messages straight to the hippocampus.

D. our nose is parallel with the both the limbic system and olfactory cortex.

Olfaction refers to which sense?

A. Smell

B. Taste

C. Touch

D. Sight

Experiencing a green afterimage of a red object is most easily explained by

A. the opponent-process theory.

B. frequency theory.

C. place theory.

D. the Young-Helmholtz theory.

What is “Sensation?”

A. Process of neuronal activity traveling from our fingers to our brain.

B. Process by which our sensory receptors detect stimulus energy from our environment.

C. Process by which our brain organizes and interprets information

As we look at a flower, the intensity of the color we see is related to the light wave’s:

A. placement on the spectrum

B. length

C. hue

D. amplitude

Which of the following scenarios most clearly describes the effects of a strong kinesthetic sense?

A. Developing a craving for a food after smelling it

B. Being able to navigate using directions

C. Being able to tell exact bodily position without looking at the body

D. Being able to locate where a sound is coming from


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