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Chapter 4 Attitudes

Practice Test
  1.Which of the following factors will most likely improve your attitude?  
  a.   Staying away from people who threaten your self-esteem  
  b.   Becoming the leader of an unruly group  
  c.   Learning to become goal-oriented  
  d.   Learning to see your own faults more clearly  
  2.Which statement below is true of attitudes?  
  a.   Attitudes can be positive or negative, ranging along a continuum.  
  b.   Attitudes are pretty stable over time.  
  c.   Attitudes are usually tied in with self-esteem.  
  d.   All of the above are true.  
  3.Which of the following is actually an attitude people tend to have toward themselves?  
  a.   Self-esteem  
  b.   Prejudice  
  c.   Discrimination  
  d.   Tolerance  
  4.Choose the one true statement concerning attitudes:  
  a.   Attitudes have nothing to do with self-esteem.  
  b.   Attitudes and values are basically the same things.  
  c.   Attitudes are the results of beliefs and feelings you have about yourself.  
  d.   Attitudes always tend to be permanent and persistent throughout one's life.  
  5.The happiest person is generally one who has:  
  a.   few friends.  
  b.   an external locus of control.  
  c.   an internal locus of control.  
  d.   power over other people.  
  6.Employees are less likely to be absent for unexcused reasons when:  
  a.   their work is extremely easy and unchallenging.  
  b.   their work is highly structured and predictable.  
  c.   job satisfaction is very high.  
  d.   job satisfaction is very low.  
  7.Theory X managers believe that:  
  a.   most people hate to work.  
  b.   work is a natural activity.  
  c.   work may be a source of satisfaction.  
  d.   management positions are prestigious.  
  8.Developing goals for the future will most likely:  
  a.   make you feel overwhelmed by all that you must do.  
  b.   force you to be more realistic about your lack of skills and talents.  
  c.   help you become more optimistic as you strive for new objectives.  
  d.   cause you to get trapped in the poor plans and negative attitudes of others.  
  9.People who have a generally positive attitude usually have all of the following EXCEPT:  
  a.   pessimism or caution toward life.  
  b.   a healthy self-esteem.  
  c.   extraversion.  
  d.   a sense of personal control.  
  10.You can change pessimism to optimism by:  
  a.   hypnosis, in which you focus on caring less about what people think.  
  b.   going through steps in which you imagine the worst, best, and most likely scenarios of a situation.  
  c.   asking others to be more upbeat around you.  
  d.   telling yourself it's OK to be a grouch on the outside, since this will not affect your inner feelings.  







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