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Grade 9 Psychology
               reasoning is when conclusions are reached based upon general laws/theories.
  1. fallacious
  2. deductive
  3. inductive
  4. logical
Grade 9 Psychology
The maple tree's leaves have changed color every autumn for the past 35 years. Therefore, they will change color again this autumn. This is an example of                 reasoning.
  1. logical
  2. inductive
  3. deductive
  4. fallacious
Grade 9 Psychology
               reasoning is when conclusions are derived from repeated observations.
  1. logical
  2. deductive
  3. inductive
  4. illogical
Grade 7 Criminal Justice
In a                case, a court settles a disagreement between two parties.
  1. juvenile
  2. criminal
  3. civil
  4. felony
Grade 7 Criminal Justice
A person accused of a crime may be                if the police have probable cause.
  1. killed
  2. arrested
  3. released
  4. sentenced
Grade 12 Psychology
cognitive development is the process that involves the thinking process in young children.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 12 Psychology
Which level of Maslow's hierarchy is epitomized by the U.S. Army slogan, "Be all that you can be"?
  1. Safety
  2. Physiological
  3. Belongingness
  4. Self-actualization
Grade 9 Psychology
When you use knowledge and experience to figure out why a lamp in your house will not light, you are using
  1. classical conditioning
  2. insight learning
  3. innate behavior
  4. trial-and-error learning
Grade 9 Psychology
The branch of the learning approach to personality that focuses on the role of reinforcements in shaping people's behavior is
  1. social learning.
  2. collective unconscious.
  3. the humanistic approach.
  4. behaviorism.
Grade 11 Sociology
A sociologist would refer to the laws of a society as                   .
  1. Norms
  2. Mores
  3. Folkways
  4. Informal Sanctions
Grade 11 Sociology
Which of the following best defines sociology?
  1. The study of individual behavior
  2. The study of cultures
  3. The study of society and social interaction
  4. The study of economics
Grade 10 Criminal Justice
The deliberate giving of false testimony.
  1. immunity
  2. perjury
  3. acquit
  4. libel
Grade 9 Psychology
Keeping the records of research participants confidential is an example of
  1. ethical standards.
  2. independent variable.
  3. informed consent.
  4. volunteer bias.
Grade 10 Criminal Justice
To free someone from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.
  1. immunity
  2. perjury
  3. acquit
  4. libel
Grade 9 Psychology
By using a random sample of a population for a study, scientists
  1. are able to question every member of the target population
  2. use proportionately representative subgroups of the target population
  3. hope to avoid bias in their study
  4. are ensured that the study will be easily replicated
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
a minor crime that is usually punished by a fine or a jail sentence of less than one year
  1. tort
  2. equity
  3. petty offenses
  4. misdemeanor
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
principle in the Fifth Amendment stating that the government must follow proper constitutional procedures in trials and in other actions it takes against individuals
  1. petty offenses
  2. double jeopardy
  3. due process
  4. discovery
Grade 9 Psychology
The relationship between smoking cigarettes and living a long, healthy life is an example of a(n)
  1. positive correlation.
  2. negative correlation.
  3. dependent variable.
  4. independent variable.
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
the punishment to be imposed on an offender after a guilty verdict
  1. sentence
  2. indictment
  3. discovery
  4. law
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
the process in which a defendant pleads guilty to a lesser crime than the one with which the defendant was originally charged
  1. due process
  2. plea bargaining
  3. complaint
  4. discovery
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