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Chapter 14 Stress and Stress Management

Practice Test
  1.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.  
  2.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  
  3.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.  
  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.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.  
  6.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.  
  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.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.  
  9.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.  
  10.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.  







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