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Test Your Knowledge Of Unconscious Biases

Team StoryWeavers|December 15, 2022, 16:35 IST| 3
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Unconscious biases are subconsciously-held attitudes that affect how individuals feel and think about people and situations around them. #BreakTheBias series at BYJU’S is an initiative that addresses these biases amongst us all and attempts to educate BYJUites with ways to deal with them.

How much do you know about unconscious biases? Take this fun quiz to find out!

To quickly brush up on your knowledge, read: Let’s Have a Conscious Conversation About Unconscious Bias!

Here’s what you need to do.

  • Read the questions
  • Guess the answers
  • Scroll down to check your answers
  • Finally, tell us how much you scored in the comments section below

Let’s get started!

1. Unconscious Biases are ____________.

  • Involuntary
  • Implicit
  • Developed over time
  • All of the above

2. Unconscious Biases affect ____________.

  • All of us
  • Only some of us
  • Only a specific gender
  • Only a particular age group

3. Favouring people similar to ourselves can be described as Anchoring Bias.

  • True
  • False
  • May be
  • Can’t say

4. Developing an overall positive impression of someone because of one of their qualities or traits is called ______ bias.

  • Halo
  • Horn
  • Confirmation
  • Status Quo bias

5. “Tuesdays are lucky for me”. Which type of bias is being projected here?

  • Halo bias
  • Illusory correlation
  • Recency bias
  • Affinity bias

6. “This new app is for tech-savvy people. Age groups of 30 and above is not the audience for it.” Which type of bias is affecting the decision here?

  • Gender bias
  • Ageism bias
  • Anchoring bias
  • There is no bias at play here

7. We should learn to live with our biases as unconscious biases are innate and therefore cannot be shed. 

  • True
  • False
  • May be
  • Can’t say

8. To deal with Unconscious Biases, we should think and decide _______.

  • Faster
  • Slower
  • The same way we are currently thinking and deciding

9. Unconscious Biases can be tackled by

  • Being aware of our biases
  • Empathising with the feelings and viewpoints of others
  • Interacting with people different from us
  • All of the above

10. Combating Unconscious Biases helps us in

  • Making fair decisions
  • Making quick decisions
  • It doesn’t help at all

Also read: Check Out These Books and Podcasts to Learn More About Unconscious Bias!

Do you think you got them all? Check your answers below to find out!

How much did y’all score? Let us know your score in the comments below!

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