This AP Psychology practice test covers memory. These practice questions focus on the psychological and physiological systems of memory as well as the principles of memory construction, encoding, and storage. Get started now with our AP Psychology memory quiz to help you prepare and review for these types of exam questions.
Which one of the following rehearsal strategies would be most effective in remembering the name of someone you just met?
Memory for automatic activities, such as bike riding and handwriting, is known as:
If you studied French in high school, you might have a hard time learning Spanish vocabulary words in college because of:
Retrograde amnesia is a phenomenon in which a person suffers a brain injury from a stroke or an accident and loses the ability to remember:
Newly formed declarative memories
Events immediately after the injury
Events immediately before the injury
The Ebbinghaus forgetting curve shows:
A bell-shaped curve
A gradual drop in retention followed by a steep decline
A steady, gradual decrease of memory over time
A steep initial drop in retention followed by a gradual decline
Higher retention for rote learning than for concept learning
What is memory loss that occurs only as a result of the passage of time called?
Damage to or removal of what part of the brain is linked to anterograde amnesia?
The process by which a stimulus is attended to, identified, studied, and incorporated into memory is known as:
The capacity of working memory, according to Miller’s magic number is quantified as:
7 ± 2 bits
7 ± 2 chunks
7 ± 3 chunks
9 ± 2 bits
9 ± 2 chunks
“Last night, I ate Chipotle for dinner” is an example of what type of memory?
“French toast, pancakes, and eggs are all common breakfast foods” is an example of what type of memory?
When Gwendolyn told her roommate about the chemistry exam she had just completed, she knowingly exaggerated its difficulty. Subsequently, Gwendolyn’s memory of the exam was that it was as difficult as she had reported it to be. This best illustrates:
“One is a bun. Two is a shoe. Three is a tree. Four is a door.” This is part of what method to improve memory?
Method of loci
Which of the following is an example of prospective memory?
Remembering how to play checkers
Remembering how to ride a bike
Remembering the capital of Georgia
Remembering your third birthday
Remembering to buy your sister a birthday present next week