Gestalt Quiz


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1. Which law explains our ability to see a shape even when part of its outline is missing?

Common Fate
Proximity
Closure
Change

2. Which law explains why we tend to group items that are close together?

Closure
Common Fate
Similarity
Proximity

3. Mentally grouping items by color, texture, size or shape is an example of...?

Proximity
Color
Similarity
Common Fate

4. While at a concert you notice five people in the crowd headed in the same direction. Your tendency to group them is due to..

Similarity
Common Fate
Good Continuation
Figure/Ground

5. If the same five people are wearing the same uniform you would group them because of...

Similarity
Freudian learning
Common Fate
Color perception

6. If those same five people were standing together in a circle you would group them because of...

Similarity
Common Fate
Figure/Ground
Proximity

7. The tendency to treat lines as if they continue is called...?

Proximity
Connectionism
Cognitivism
Good Continuation

8. We naturally group objects because...?

we are bored
the mind tries to make order of what it sees
similarity overrides proximity
we are building a network of knowledge

9. Also referred to as Shape-from-Motion

Connectionism
Good Continuation
Common Fate
Similarity

10. Why do we see an X as a crossing of two lines even if we know it was constructed by four lines meeting at the center?

Continuity or Good Continuation
Common Fate
Similarity
Constructivism