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Grade 9 Psychology
Which of the following is an experiment in which the participants do not know whether they are receiving a treatment or not?
  1. single-blind study
  2. double-blind study
  3. longitudinal study
  4. cross-sectional study
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 6 Social Sciences
What is a fact?
  1. someones belief or judgement
  2. something can be proven true or false
  3. all of the above
  4. none of the above
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
group that hears charges against a suspect and decides whether there is sufficient evidence to bring the person to trial
  1. hung jury
  2. counsel
  3. grand jury
  4. double jeopardy
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
Grade 10 Criminal Justice
The exclusionary rule states that evidence obtained illegally cannot be used in a court of law.
  1. True
  2. False
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 10 Criminal Justice
This term literally meaning "produce the body" requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge.
  1. writ of assistance
  2. bill of attainder
  3. ex post facto law
  4. habeas corpus
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 9 Psychology
The statement that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" characterizes which of the following theories or perspectives?
  1. biological
  2. social learning
  3. behaviorism
  4. Gestalt psychology
Grade 11 Sociology
A society that developed permanent settlements, using hand tools, such as hoes & digging sticks to cultivate their lans
  1. Hunter/gatherer Society
  2. Horticultural Society
  3. Industrial Society
  4. Postindustrial Society
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
a formal charge by a grand jury
  1. verdict
  2. summons
  3. answer
  4. indictment
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
retrial of a person who was acquitted in a previous trial for the same crime
  1. sentence
  2. answer
  3. plea bargaining
  4. double jeopardy
Grade 9 Psychology
According to Freud, the psychological structure of the mind that represents basic drives is the
  1. id.
  2. ego.
  3. superego.
  4. archetype.
Grade 11 Psychology
Which psychologist created the Classical Conditioning theory by having a dog associate food with a ringing bell?
  1. Jean Piaget
  2. Alfred Hitchcock
  3. Ivan Pavlov
  4. Mary Ainsworth
Grade 10 Psychology
The basic belief of                         is that human behavior develops in response to rewards and punishment received
  1. social cognitive theory
  2. behaviorism
  3. psychoanalytic theory
  4. humanistic psychology
Grade 10 Criminal Justice
Published words or pictures that falsely and maliciously defame a person:
  1. immunity
  2. perjury
  3. acquit
  4. libel
Grade 10 Psychology
Which of the following is NOT a part of the scientific method?
  1. generating a theory
  2. conducting experiments
  3. asking questions
  4. influencing behavior
Grade 9 Psychology
What is something that produces a reaction called?
  1. a response
  2. a stimulus
  3. a reinforcer
  4. a conditioned response
Grade 11 Criminal Justice
a jury that is unable to reach a decision
  1. grand jury
  2. hung jury
  3. petit jury
  4. criminal law
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