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7.11 Multiple Choice Questions

3 min readnovember 23, 2021

Dalia Savy

Dalia Savy


AP Psychology 🧠

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Multiple Choice Practice for Motivation, Emotion, & Personality

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This represents the James-Lange theory, which says that physiological arousal comes before emotion does.

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. Which of the following are the correct order of stages in Hans Seyle's GAS?
A. Shock, Anger, Self-control
B. Attack, Fight, Defense
C. Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion
D. Resistance, Alarm, Exhaustion

2. In addition to producing orexin, which of the following monitors levels of the body's other appetite hormones?
A. Hypothalamus
B. Hippocampus
C. Cerebellum
D. Amygdala

3. The two-factor theory of emotion places more emphasis on the importance of ____than the James Lange theory?
A. physiological arousal
B. cognitive appraisal
C. stress
D. catharsis

4. Which theory of motivation has as its aim maintaining homeostasis?
A. drive-reduction theory
B. instinct theory
C. arousal theory
D. Maslow's hierarchy of needs

5. Which of the following perspectives/theories of personality believes that personality is determined by the environment?
A. Social-cognitive
B. Trait theory
C. Psychoanalytic
D. Behaviorist

6. Freud believed in order for the ego to reduce the anxiety produced by conflict between the ID and Superego, it employs ego defense mechanisms. Which of the following defense mechanisms means returning to an earlier comforting stage of development?
A. Repression
B. Regression
C. Projection
D. Displacement

7. Channeling one's frustration toward a different and more socially acceptable goal describes which of the following defense mechanisms?
A. Reaction formation
B. Rationalization
C. Denial
D. Sublimation

8. What is the correct order for the Big Five traits?
A. Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Extraversion, Openness, Conscientiousness
B. Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism
C. Openness, Neuroticism, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness
D. Openness, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Extraversion

9. Who is the best example of a Type B personality?
A. Tammy, a time conscious, competitive lawyer
B. Naomi, an impatient, pessimistic librarian
C. Mary, a relaxed, understanding social worker
D. Ethel, the effective salesperson

10. The part of Freud's psychoanalytic personality theory which operates on the pleasure principle is called:
A. The ID
B. Ego
C. Super Ego
D. Conscious

11. A statistical technique used to analyze results of personality tests is called:
A. correlation
B. factor analysis
C. statistical significance
D. random assignment

12. How can you maximize your performance on an exam?
A. Go into the exam very relaxed
B. Go into the exam moderately aroused
C. Go into the exam very stressed
D. Go into the exam passively

13. Julian Rotter described two characteristic ways of thinking about influences on success and failures. People who believe they are "captains of their own ship" responsible for what happens to them and that hard work will lead to success are said to possess:
A. internal locus of control
B. external locus of control
C. neuroticism
D. self-efficacy

14. A good personality test should be both reliable and valid. A test is considered reliable when it:
A. is accurate and measures what the test claims it measures
B. is standardized
C. is said to be statistically significant
D. returns consistent results

15. A social conflict when you must choose between two attractive choices such as whether to attend Yale or Harvard is called:
A. Avoidance-Avoidance
B. Approach-Approach
C. Approach-Avoidance
D. Multi Approach-Approach
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