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Chapter 4 Attitudes

Practice Test
  1.Which of the following is actually an attitude people tend to have toward themselves?  
  a.   Self-esteem  
  b.   Prejudice  
  c.   Discrimination  
  d.   Tolerance  
  2.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.  
  3.Psychologist Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi has created a list of the eight components that are usually found in a flow experience. Which choice below is NOT one of the components?  
  a.   Your feedback about how you are doing is clear.  
  b.   You are able to achieve a sense of personal control.  
  c.   Your attention is completely absorbed by the activity.  
  d.   You are in charge of the people who work with you.  
  4.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.  
  5.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.  
  6.Every attitude has three parts. Which choice below is NOT one of these?  
  a.   Your thoughts  
  b.   Your feelings  
  c.   Your actions  
  d.   Your desires  
  7.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.  
  8.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  
  9.Theory Y managers believe that:  
  a.   most people don't want responsibility.  
  b.   most people want security above all else.  
  c.   productivity is the most important company goal.  
  d.   people will find rewards in a job well done.  
  10.According to the textbook, what is the most dangerous type of pessimism?  
  a.   The kind that focuses on the faults of others  
  b.   The kind that focuses on the doom of the world  
  c.   The kind that includes an attitude of hopelessness  
  d.   The kind that focuses on fantasies  







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