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Clever Hans: Quiz


Question 1: The risk of Clever Hans effects is one strong reason why ________ normally test animals in isolated apparatus, without interaction with them.
Comparative psychologyCognitive psychologyPsychologyEvolutionary psychology

Question 2: ________ and psychologist Carl Stumpf formed a panel of 13 people, known as the Hans Commission.
Political philosophyDavid HumePhilosophyAristotle

Question 3: In an episode of ________ ("Smart and Smarter"), Lisa Simpson becomes jealous of her baby sister Maggie after Maggie is discovered to have an even higher IQ than the precocious Lisa.
Bart SimpsonThe SimpsonsThe Simpsons MovieThe Simpsons (franchise)

Question 4: Hans was a horse owned by a Herr Wilhelm von Osten, who was a gymnasium math teacher, an amateur horse trainer and ________, and something of a mystic.

Question 5: During the early twentieth century, the public was especially interested in animal intelligence due in a large part to ________’s then-recent publications.
EvolutionCharles Darwin's religious viewsCharles Darwin's educationCharles Darwin

Question 6: Pfungst discovered this artifact in the research methodology, wherein the horse was responding directly to involuntary cues in the ________ of the human trainer, who had the faculties to solve each problem.
AutismAttentionBoredomBody language

Question 7: Von Kluge went on to become one of the most able Field-Marshals of the Third Reich and a high level member of the Resistance against ________.
Adolf HitlerNazi GermanySchutzstaffelNazi Party

Question 8: Clever Hans (in German, der Kluge Hans) was a horse that was claimed to have been able to perform ________ and other intellectual tasks.

Question 9: In honour of Pfungst's study, the anomalous artifact has since been referred to as the Clever Hans effect and has continued to be important knowledge in the observer-expectancy effect and later studies in ________.
Elephant intelligenceEthologyCetacean intelligenceAnimal cognition

Question 10: After formal investigation in 1907, ________ Oskar Pfungst demonstrated that the horse was not actually performing these mental tasks, but was watching the reaction of his human observers.
PsychotherapyClinical psychologyPsychologistPsychology

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