WONDER #1934: What Are Subliminal Messages?

Question 1 of 3

The word subliminal comes from the Latin words meaning what?

  1. below threshold
  2. above consciousness
  3. eat popcorn
  4. sneaky ads

Question 2 of 3

In 1957, James Vicary claimed to have inserted subliminal messages into a movie, resulting in movie patrons drinking more Coca-Cola and eating more what?

  1. candy
  2. popcorn
  3. cheeseburgers
  4. hot dogs

Question 3 of 3

Subliminal messages are intended to influence behavior by penetrating what part of our mind?

  1. conscious
  2. unconscious
  3. subconscious
  4. preconscious

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