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Chapter 18 Maintaining Workplace Health

Practice Test
  1.Since most supervisors are not trained in substance abuse counseling, they should:  
  a.   ignore symptoms as long as possible.  
  b.   threaten to fire the employee.  
  c.   give counseling advice, but only when alcohol is involved.  
  d.   refer employees to the appropriate resource.  
  2.Which of the following is true regarding the after-effects of divorce?  
  a.   Women are three times mores likely than men to become depressed.  
  b.   Women are more likely to lose their only (or their primary) support system.  
  c.   Men are less likely to seek help for depression.  
  d.   Men have a harder family time financially.  
  3.You think one of your employees has a drinking problem, and you talk to her about it. She says, "I'm not an alcoholic--I only drink beer." This answer shows that she is probably:  
  a.   in denial.  
  b.   correct.  
  c.   already in treatment.  
  d.   actually a drug addict.  
  4.Psychological dependence is charaterized by:  
  a.   a preoccupation with the drug and its effects.  
  b.   needing more of the drug to feel the desired effect.  
  c.   feeling painful withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not used.  
  d.   all of the above.  
  5.According to your text, people who are addicted to the need to make money my become:  
  a.   occasional gamblers.  
  b.   compulsive gamblers.  
  c.   workaholics.  
  d.   college professors.  
  6.The diagnosis of abuse problems is the responsibility of :  
  a.   the employee.  
  b.   management.  
  c.   coworkers.  
  d.   professionals only.  
  7.Some of the warning signs that employees are having financial problems include:  
  a.   crying spells or losing one's temper.  
  b.   absenteeism or tardiness to work.  
  c.   a decline in performance and trouble concentrating.  
  d.   all of the above.  
  8.Drugs called __________ act by slowing down the activity of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).  
  a.   stimulants  
  b.   hallucinogens  
  c.   depressants  
  d.   narcotics  
  9.Which of the following is one of the four major categories of commonly abused substances?  
  a.   Alcohol  
  b.   Stimulants  
  c.   Nicotine  
  d.   Caffeine  
  10.Because denial is so common with alcohol abuse, employees:  
  a.   do not recognize the problem or seek help.  
  b.   choose to not remember their actions while they were intoxicated.  
  c.   are careful to conceal the fact that they are alcoholics.  
  d.   will only seek help from professionals.  







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