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Chapter 14 Stress and Stress Management

Practice Test
  1.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.  
  2.Any situation or event that causes your body to react is called:  
  a.   a conflict.  
  b.   frustration.  
  c.   a stressor.  
  d.   your in-laws.  
  3.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.  
  4.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  
  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.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.  
  7.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.  
  8.Factors in life that are inescapable and stress-causing are known as:  
  a.   equalizing stressors.  
  b.   developmental stressors.  
  c.   medical stressors.  
  d.   chronic stressors.  
  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.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.  







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