Hypnotism Quiz
by Staff
You are getting very, very sleepy as you listen to the sound of my voice. How much do you know about hypnosis?

What happens during hypnosis?

  • The subject is open to suggestions.
  • The subject is unconscious.
  • The subject is under mind control.

The term "hypnosis" comes from a Greek word that means what?

  • transform
  • sleep
  • trance

True or False: People who undergo hypnosis are under full control of their actions.

  • true
  • false

What are "post hypnotic suggestions"?

  • positive suggestions for self improvement
  • drugs used to boost hypnotism effects
  • a nap you take following hypnosis

What is hypnotherapy?

  • physical massage accompanied by mental relaxation
  • drug-assisted hypnosis
  • psychotherapy that uses hypnosis

What is a "mentalist"?

  • a hypnotherapist
  • a performance artist
  • a con artist

When did psychologists first associate hypnosis with the potential for tapping into the subconscious mind?

  • the early 18th century
  • the late 19th century
  • the early 20th century

A Scottish surgeon named James Braid came up with the word "hypnotism" as short for what other term?

  • sympathetic system release
  • brain massage
  • neuro-hypnotism

James Braid said that there were how many stages of hypnosis?

  • three
  • four
  • six

True or False: Stage hypnotism is ultimately the same thing as clinical hypnotism.

  • true
  • false

What is hypnotic induction?

  • a sleeping pill
  • a special type of metronome
  • a process used to create the state of hypnosis

How did social psychologists Sarbin and Coe refer to hypnotism?

  • It was basically meditation.
  • It was role playing.
  • It was mental fraud.

Why are pocket watches often used for hypnotic induction?

  • They're visually arresting.
  • They tend to tick very loudly.
  • They have perfect balance.

True or False: Under the guidance of a trained practitioner, just about anyone can be hypnotized.

  • true
  • false

In what year was the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale developed?

  • 1912
  • 1933
  • 1959

How does a hypnotist know when a subject has been hypnotized?

  • He snores softly.
  • He responds to suggestions.
  • His eyes close.

To what does "Braidism" refer?

  • using relaxants to assist hypnosis
  • using visual stimuli to induce hypnosis
  • using physical restraints on hypnotized subjects

When did our modern notion of hypnotism first take hold?

  • 1700s
  • 1800s
  • 1900s

True or False: Some people can cure bad behaviors with one season of hypnotherapy.

  • true
  • false

In Hypnotic Induction Profile, what's one sign that a person is fully hypnotized?

  • Their limbs flop.
  • Their eyes roll backwards.
  • They are naked.

What is the placebo effect?

  • witchcraft
  • snake oil
  • a simulated medical treatment

Which trait shows that you might be more susceptible to hypnosis than most people?

  • You rarely daydream.
  • You speak to dead people.
  • You had imaginary friends as a child.

True or False: No one really uses hypnotherapy for pain management.

  • true
  • false

What is NOT an example of "environmental hypnosis"?

  • a scary horror movie
  • a dull book
  • highway driving

For about how long has hypnosis been used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy?

  • since about 1950
  • since about 1980
  • since about 1910

In the 1840s, James Braid wrote about the similarities between hypnotism and what other activity?

  • meditation
  • singing
  • rigorous exercise

True or False: No one has ever been hypnotized and then permanently remained in a hypnotic state.

  • true
  • false

How did Sigmund Freud first react to the idea of hypnotherapy?

  • He loved it.
  • He was wary of the idea.
  • He thought it was ridiculous.

What is "mesmerism"?

  • slang for the first type of hypnotism
  • hypnotism aided by crystal balls
  • Mormonism involving hypnosis

To what did Franz Mesmer attribute many of the benefits of hypnosis?

  • magnetic forces
  • God's love
  • witchcraft