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Chapter 4 Attitudes

Practice Test
  1.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.  
  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.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.  
  4.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.  
  5.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  
  6.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.  
  7.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  
  8.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.  
  9.Which of the following is actually an attitude people tend to have toward themselves?  
  a.   Self-esteem  
  b.   Prejudice  
  c.   Discrimination  
  d.   Tolerance  
  10.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.  







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