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Chapter 14 Stress and Stress Management

Practice Test
  1.The Type A and Type B personality theory has been useful in identifying personality types and their relationships to stress. Currently, psychologists:  
  a.   use this theory more, along with Types X, G, and Q.  
  b.   use it to understand other human behaviors.  
  c.   say that it may not be useful as was originally thought.  
  d.   unanimously dismiss it as an outmoded, useless concept.  
  2.Increasing your general physical health is a suggestion for reducing the negative effects of stress, because when you are healthier:  
  a.   your immune system can more easily fight illness.  
  b.   you feel happier.  
  c.   it is easier to fight or flee a stressor.  
  d.   that means you have a "hardy" personality.  
  3.A hostile person who is a perfectionist and has a sense of time urgency is showing behaviors of the __________ personality.  
  a.   Type A  
  b.   Type B  
  c.   Type X  
  d.   Type Y  
  4.What type of response to an event or situation can be defined as your thinking evaluation of the event or situation?  
  a.   Intellectual  
  b.   Emotional  
  c.   Cognitive  
  d.   Stress-related  
  5.Holmes and Rahe developed the Social Readjustment Rating Scale to measure stress due to:  
  a.   chronic illness.  
  b.   frustration.  
  c.   inner conflict.  
  d.   major life changes.  
  6.During the second stage of the General Adaptation Syndrome, or G.A.S.:  
  a.   you usually handle the stressor and return to normal.  
  b.   your body prepares to fight or flee the stressor.  
  c.   you become overwhelmed by the stressor and vulnerable to new stressors.  
  d.   your sympathetic nervous system is activated.  
  7.Any situation or event that causes your body to react is called:  
  a.   a conflict.  
  b.   frustration.  
  c.   a stressor.  
  d.   your in-laws.  
  8.People with __________ feel very overwhelmed, frustrated, and undervalued at work.  
  a.   procrastinating syndrome  
  b.   corporate stress symptoms  
  c.   job burnout  
  d.   workplace worry  
  9.An example of an internal stressor is:  
  a.   coming down with the flu.  
  b.   getting in a car accident.  
  c.   frustration at being passed over for a promotion.  
  d.   wanting to order both pizza and pasta at a restaurant.  
  10.People with Type A behaviors have a higher risk of heart attacks than other people do because:  
  a.   they are more likely to use relaxation techniques.  
  b.   they are less likely to eat high-cholestorol foods and to smoke to reduce stress.  
  c.   they are less likely to have "toxic hostility" and "hurry sickness."  
  d.   none of the above.  







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