Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?  

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Shmoop Questions:  


1.Which of the following was not influenced by industrialization in the 1950s? 5th Grade Social Studies

 
A) Housing construction
B) Drive-in movies
C) Fast food
D) Auto development

 


 

2. What is the "Big Five" personality test? 8th Grade Health

A) Another name for the Myers-Briggs tests
B) The most scientifically-accepted personality diagnostic
C) The least scientifically-accepted personality diagnostic
D) A personality test that relies solely on "yes or no" questions 

 


   

3. Sigmund Freud is associated with which theoretical approach? AP Psychology Semester A

A) Cognitive
B) Psychoanalysis
C) Behaviorism
D) Humanism
E) Evolutionary

 


 

4. Bonus College Question — Pre-Algebra I (College) 

This course has been recommended for ACE CREDIT®, which means it is considered for credit at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For more information, click here.

Kimberlee went on a shopping spree at her favorite store, Clothes! Clothes! Clothes! She brought $110 with her and wants to spend it all. She found a blouse for $45, a skirt for $35.50, and two belts for $20 each. She doesn't have enough money, and needs to put something back. What item(s) can she put back so that her pocketbook is as empty as possible?

 

Shmoop Answers: 


1.Which of the following was not influenced by industrialization in the 1950s? 5th Grade Social Studies

 
A) Housing construction
B) Drive-in movies
C) Fast food
D) Auto development

 

Answer: B) Outdoor drive-in movie theaters. They were an important cultural symbol, but they were not influenced by industrialization, the process of using technology to create goods and materials fast.

 


 

2. What is the "Big Five" personality test?  8th Grade Health

A) Another name for the Myers-Briggs tests.
B) The most scientifically-accepted personality diagnostic.
C) The less scientifically-accepted personality diagnostic
D) A personality test that relies solely on "yes or no" questions.

 

Answer: B) The most scientifically-accepted personality diagnostic. Yep! This is the test will give you aspects of your personality using the OCEAN model. 

 


   

3. Sigmund Freud is associated with which theoretical approach?AP Psychology Semester A

A) Cognitive
B) Psychoanalysis
C) Behaviorism
D) Humanism
E) Evolutionary

 

Answer: B) Psychoanalysis. That's right. Freud was over in Vienna developing psychoanalysis, which emphasized the depth of the human mind. Fortunately, it did not require the use of forceps and scalpels.



 

4. Bonus College Question — Pre-Algebra I (College) 

This course has been recommended for ACE CREDIT®, which means it is considered for credit at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For more information, click here.

Kimberlee went on a shopping spree at her favorite store, Clothes! Clothes! Clothes! She brought $110 with her and wants to spend it all. She found a blouse for $45, a skirt for $35.50, and two belts for $20 each. She doesn't have enough money, and needs to put something back. What item(s) can she put back so that her pocketbook is as empty as possible?

 
Answer: A)1 belt. When Kimberlee adds all her items together, it is $120.50. If she gives back 1 belt, she is spending $100.50 with $9.50 left. She can put that toward the ticket she's going to get for having parked in the accessible space out front. 

 

 

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