Principles of Percepton Quiz


This script will automatically check your answers for you. Test your knowledge of Gestalt principles.

1. Which principle says that attention is drawn to what is different?

Good Continuation
Similarity
Change
Connectionism

2. The perception that any two overlapping figures is seen as one laying atop the other

Figure/Ground
Area
Color
Proximity

3. The mind sees what as being smaller than they actually are?

figures
areas
stripes
diagonals

4. Using Web-safe colors on your website might not help your audience if they are...

using Netscape Navigator
colorblind
using voice-recognition software
offline

5. Cluttered or busy presentations can be less effective than simple ones because...

an overload of stimulus can distract attention from the message
Freudian learning overwhelms your audience
Common Fate is reduced
color perception is saturated

6. Animals rely on their coloration to hide because

the mind detects relative magnitudes of stimulus rather than the absolute magnitude
new stimulus is presented
spots and stripes blend with shadows
of proximity

7. Razzle-dazzle camouflage breaks up a boat's...

Humanism
Connectionism
Sillouette
Behaviorism

8. What famous artist is known for studies in figure/ground?

Van Gough
Prince
M.C. Escher
Einstein

9. If you are you color blind...?

food doesn't taste as good
your parents were color blind
you ate too much fish
patterns of colored spots can detect it

10. Why does a zebra have stripes?

to hide in the grass from lions
to blend into a crowd of other zebras
to identify themselves to other zebras
all of the above