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Chapter 4 Attitudes

Practice Test
      
  1.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.  
      
  2.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.  
      
  3.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.  
      
  4.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.  
      
  5.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.  
      
  6.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.  
      
  7.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  
      
  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.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.  
      
  10.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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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