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6.8 Multiple Choice Questions

4 min readnovember 22, 2021

Dalia Savy

Dalia Savy


AP Psychology 🧠

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Multiple Choice Practice for Developmental Psychology

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The Moro reflex is one of the many reflexes that an infant has, which seems to be an evolutionary holdover.

Facts about the test: The AP Psychology exam has 100 multiple choice questions and you will be given 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete the section. That means it should take you around 11 minutes to complete 15 questions.

*The following questions were not written by CollegeBoard and although they cover information outlined in the AP Psychology Course and Exam Description, the formatting on the exam may be different.


1. Mary Beth's doctor has warned her that she should quit smoking before becoming pregnant. The doctor is most concerned about
A. FAS
B. teratogens
C. telomeres
D. habituation

2. Zara's newborn baby is initially very interested in the shapes of the mobile that hang over her crib. After a while, however, she loses interest and turns her attention elsewhere. This lessening of responsiveness to repeated stimulation is an example of
A. maturation
B. assimilation
C. imprinting
D. habituation

3. Although babies may reach developmental milestones at different ages, they all progress in the same orderly fashion. This is best explained by
A. maturation
B. nurture rather than nature
C. assimilation
D. habituation

4. When Erica was 2 years old, her family went on a vacation to Disneyland. Unfortunately, she has no memory of the event. This is best explained by
A. maturation
B. the pruning process
C. infantile amnesia
D. lack of theory of mind

5. Sensorimotor is to ____________ as concrete operational is to __________.
A. object permanence; conservation
B. object permanence; egocentrism
C. conservation; egocentrism
D. stranger anxiety; egocentrism

6. On a family outing to a farm, 2-year old Archie was excited to see a horse for the first time. He pointed and shouted "doggie!" Archie is demonstrating
A. maturation
B. accommodation
C. assimilation
D. theory of mind

7. Children who become upset and begin reaching for their caregivers when meeting someone new are exhibiting
A. imprinting
B. insecure attachment
C. a critical period
D. stranger anxiety

8. In response to Mary Ainsworth's strange situation experiment, infants who were securely attached to their mothers
A. continued to play happily when their mother left the room
B. cried when she left, but were indifferent when she returned
C. became distressed when their mother left the room
D. were indifferent when they left the room, but cried when she returned

9. According to Erik Erikson, discovering a sense of contributing to the world is the special task of
A. young adulthood
B. middle adulthood
C. late adulthood
D. elementary school

10. Adem's mother is very strict; his father generally lets him do whatever he wants. Which style of parenting does each represent?
A. authoritarian; permissive
B. authoritative; authoritarian
C. authoritative; permissive
D. Neither has a specific style

11. Mario likes to play football and has a large collection of Matchbox cars; Maria likes to play house and has a large collection of Barbie dolls. Their preferences best indicate which of the following?
A. gender typing
B. gender expression
C. gender identity
D. gender schema

12. Sylvia was recently tempted to steal a candy bar from her babysitter's backpack. She decided not to because she was afraid she would get caught. Sylvia reasoning is an example of
A. abstract thinking
B. conventional moral reasoning
C. egocentrism
D. preconventional morality

13. Primary sex characteristic is to ______ as secondary sex characteristic is to ______.
A. breasts; facial hair
B. penis; testes
C. ovaries; breasts
D. facial hair; deepening voice

14. Charlotte is worried because she is turning 30 and she isn't married yet. Charlotte's concerns are related to
A. generativity
B. the social clock
C. social connectedness
D. social identity

15. Dr. Sayre is conducting research to determine how our memory abilities change across the lifespan. The subjects in his study are people of different ages, from adolescence through late adulthood. Dr. Sayre is most likely conducting a(n)
A. cross-sectional study
B. longitudinal study
C. experiment
D. correlational study
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