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Chapter 14 Stress and Stress Management

Practice Test
      
  1.The kind of stress you might feel when playing tennis, going to a party, or working on a challenging project is called:  
  a.   physical stress.  
  b.   eustress.  
  c.   distress.  
  d.   anguish.  
      
  2.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.  
      
  3.Your cognitive appraisal of an event or situation can be thought of as your individual:  
  a.   intellectual ability in figuring it out.  
  b.   emotions or feelings about it.  
  c.   thinking evaluation of it.  
  d.   stressful response to it.  
      
  4.People with __________ feel very overwhelmed, frustrated, and undervalued at work.  
  a.   procrastinating syndrome  
  b.   corporate stress symptoms  
  c.   job burnout  
  d.   workplace worry  
      
  5.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.  
      
  6.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.  
      
  7.The kind of stress you might feel during an illness or when going through a divorce is called:  
  a.   physical stress.  
  b.   eustress.  
  c.   distress.  
  d.   anguish.  
      
  8.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  
      
  9.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.  
      
  10.Suggestions for strenghtening your immune system by increasing your general physical health can include:  
  a.   drinking less alcohol.  
  b.   reducing or quitting smoking.  
  c.   getting plenty of rest and a nutritious diet.  
  d.   all of the above.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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