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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.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  
      
  3.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  
      
  4.Personal control is given in the text as a characteristic of someone with a positive attitude. Why?  
  a.   Happy people control their own destinies.  
  b.   Happy people are usually in control of others.  
  c.   Happy people can turn their happiness on and off.  
  d.   Happy people are under the control of others, without minding it.  
      
  5.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.  
      
  6.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.  
      
  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 is actually an attitude people tend to have toward themselves?  
  a.   Self-esteem  
  b.   Prejudice  
  c.   Discrimination  
  d.   Tolerance  
      
  9.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.  
      
  10.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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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