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José Silva (parapsychologist): Quiz


Question 1: Jose Silva was born in Laredo, ________.
IllinoisUnited StatesTexasOklahoma

Question 2: Silva was the first person to demonstrate that humans can learn to be aware of the alpha and theta rhythms of the brain, which is used in some modern ________ techniques.
Cognitive behavioral therapyBiofeedbackHypnosisAssociation for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Question 3: J. B. Rhine of ________.
Northwestern UniversityDuke UniversitySyracuse UniversitySouthern Methodist University

Question 4: Silva experimented with ________, but while hypnosis made the mind more receptive, he felt that more individual control was necessary for improving brain function.
PsychoanalysisFamily therapyCognitive behavioral therapyHypnosis

Question 5: He had read about alpha waves and the electrical activity in the human brain and theorized that the ________ of the brain could be lowered to improve efficiency.
Electrical resistanceElectrical impedanceElectrical networkResonator

Question 6: This, he reasoned, would lead to improved memory combined with understanding and hence to higher ________ scores.
Intelligence quotientIntelligenceHealth and intelligenceRace and intelligence

Question 7: During ________, Silva joined the Signal Corps.
Second Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War IISoviet occupations

Question 8: It also noted that ________ and Canisius College would offer courses in Silva's methods.
Long Island UniversityLong Island University C.W. Post CampusMercyhurst CollegeGannon University

Question 9: In his response, Rhine pointed out that Silva's daughter may have been ________ before the training, and that more rigorous proof was needed.


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