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1

You want to know if 16-year old Brandon has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The best single assessment device would be:
a) the WAIS, a popular adult IQ test.
b) the WISC, a popular IQ test for children 6-16 years of age.
c) the MMPI, a very comprehensive personality test.
d) the Connors

d) the Connors

2

Lulu works as a counselor in a community college. Her job requires some teaching. She is currently teaching a class in assertiveness skills. Her department chair requires her to give the students an evaluation form at the end of each class to give her feedback. This is an example of:
a) a summative evaluation
b) a formative evaluation
c) a standard evaluation
d) statistical accountablility

b) a formative evaluation

3

The NCE is a(n) _________ test.
a) free choice
b) forced choice
c) projective
d) intelligence

b) forced choice

4

A true/false test has ____ recognition items:
a) similar
b) free choice
c) dichotomous
d) no

c) dichotomous

5

A test battery is considered:
a) a horizontal test
b) a vertical test
c) a valid test
d) a reliable test

a) a horizontal test

6

A career counselor is using a test for job selection purposes. An acceptable reliability coefficient would be ____ or higher.
a) .20
b) .55
c) .80
d) .70

c) .80

7

J.P. Guilford isolated 120 factors which added up to intelligence. He also is remembered for his:
a) thoughts on convergent and divergent thinking.
b) work on cognitive therapy.
c) work on behavior therapy.
d) work to create the first standardized IQ test.

a) thoughts on convergent and divergent thinking.

8

The best IQ test for a 22-year old single male would be the:
a) WPPSI-III
b) WAIS-III
c) WISC-IV
d) computer-based testing

b) WAIS-III

9

The best intelligence test for a kindergartner would be the:
a) WPPSI-III
b) WAIS-III
c) WISC_IV
d) Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator

a) WPPSI-III

10

The Black vs. White IQ controversy was sparked mainly by a 1969 article written by:
a) John Ertl
b) Raymond B. Cattell
c) Arthur Jensen
d) Robert Williams

c) Arthur Jensen

11

In a projective test the client is shown:
a) something which is highly reinforcing
b) somethings which is highly charged from an emotional standpoint
c) a and b
d) neutral stimuli

d) neutral stimuli

12

One major criticism of interest inventories is that:
a) they have far too many questions
b) they are most appropriate for very young children
c) they emphasize professional postiions and minimize blue-collar jobs
d) they favor female pursuits

c) they emphasize professional postiions and minimize blue-collar jobs

13

The NCE is:
a) an intelligence test
b) an aptitude test
c) a personality test
d) an achievement test

d) an achievement test

14

In most instances, who would be the best qualified to give the Rorschach Inkblot Test?
a) a counselor with NCC, NCCC, after his or her name
b) a clinical psychologist
c) A D.O. psychiatrist
d) A social worker with ACSW after his or her name

b) a clinical psychologist

15

A word association test would be an example of:
a) a neuro-psychological test
b) a motoric test
c) an achievement test
d) a projective test

d) a projective test

16

Lewis Terman:
a) constructed the Wechsler tests
b) constructed the initial Binet prior to 1910
c) constructed the Rorschach
d) Americanized the Binet

d) Americanized the Binet

17

Brandon would best be served by:
a) giving Brandon the Connors
b) giving Brandon and his parents the Connors
c) giving Brandon, his teachers, and his parents, the Connors
d) any one of the answers above is correct

c) giving Brandon, his teachers, and his parents, the Connors

18

Lulu's department chair now decides that fiving students an evaluation to complete at the end of each class is too time consuming. He thus creates an evaluation form to give her feedback that will only be given out after the final class period. This is an example of:
a) an unethical form of evaluation because the department chair waited too long
b) a summative evaluation
c) a formative evaluation
d) an invalid method of evaluation

b) a summative evaluation

19

A counselor is attempting to replicate a research study on IQ from the 1970's which focused on children. Based on the Flynn Effect she will need to take into account that:
a) kids are not as smart these days and will sport lower IQs
b) kids' IQ scores are higher world-wide
c) kids' IQ scores have not changed since the 1970's
d) the IQ tests of the 1970's were very primitive since the tests were so new and therefore their results were grossly inaccurate

b) kids' IQ scores are higher world-wide

20

Appraisal can be defined as:
a) the process of assessing or estimating attributes
b) testing which is always performed in a group setting
c) testing which is always performed on a single individual
d) a pencil and paper measurement of assessing attributes

a) the process of assessing or estimating attributes

21

Tests are often classified as speed tests vs power test. A timed typing test used to hire secretaries would be:
a) a power test
b) neither a speed test nor a power test
a) the process of assessing or estimating attributes
d) a fine example of an ipsative measure

a) the process of assessing or estimating attributes

22

The most critical factors in test selection are:
a) the length of the test and the number of people who took the test in the norming process
b) horizontal vs vertical
c) validity and reliability
d) spiral vs cyclical format

c) validity and reliability

23

Which measure would yield the highest level of reliability?
a) a TAT, projectve test popular with psychodymanic helpers
b) the WAIS-III, a popular IQ test
c) the MMPI-2, a popular personality test
d) a very accurate scale

d) a very accurate scale

24

A new IQ test that yielded results nearly identical to other standardized measures would be said to have:
a) a good concurrent validity
c) good face validity
c) superb internal consistency
d) all of the above

a) a good concurrent validity

25

One method of testing reliability is to give the same tst to the same group of people 2 times and then correlate the scores. This is called:
a) test-retest reliability
b) equivalent forms reliability
c) alternate forms reliability
d) the split-half method

a) test-retest reliability

26

Which method of reliability testing would be useful with an essay test but not with a test of algebra problems?
a) test-retest
b) alternate forms
c) split-half
d) interrater/interobserver

d) interrater/interobserver

27

The first intelligence test was created by:
a) David Wechsler
b) J.P. Guilford
c) Francis Galton
d) Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon

d) Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon

28

The counselor who favors projective measures would most likely be a:
a) Rogerian
b) strict behaviorist
c) TA therapist
d) psychodynamic clinician

d) psychodynamic clinician

29

Test bias primarily results from:
a) a test being normed solely on White middle-class clients
b) the use of projective measures
c) using Whites to score the test
d) using IQ rather than personality tests

a) a test being normed solely on White middle-class clients

30

The _______ are examples of aptitude test.
a) GATB, the O*NET Ability Profiler, and the MCAT
b) GZTS and the MMPI
c) CPI and the MMPI
d) Strong and the LSAT

a) GATB, the O*NET Ability Profiler, and the MCAT

31

The standard error of measurement tells you:
a) how accurate or inaccurate a test score is
b) what population responds best to the best
c) the accuracy for personality
d) the number of people used in norming the test

a) how accurate or inaccurate a test score is

32

Clients should know that:
a) validity is more important than reliability
b) projective tests favor psychodynamic theory
c) face validity is not that important
d) a test is merely a single source of data and not infallible

d) a test is merely a single source of data and not infallible

33

_______ would be an informal method of appraisal:
a) IQ testing
b) standardized personality testing
c) GRE scores
d) a checklist

d) a checklist

34

You want to admit only 25% of all counselors to an advanced training program in psychodynamic group therapy. The item difficulty on the entrance exam for applicants would be best set at:
a) 0.0
b) .5 regardless of the admission requirement
c) 1.0
d) .25

d) .25