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Chapter 18 Maintaining Workplace Health

Practice Test
  1.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  
  2.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.  
  3.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.  
  4.Psychologists generally define substance abuse as:  
  a.   overusing an illegal substance.  
  b.   being addicted to an illegal substance.  
  c.   the continued use of a psychoactive substance, even after it causes problems in a person's life.  
  d.   when a person craves the effects of a drug and organizes his or her life around getting the drug.  
  5.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.  
  6.Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) were originally designed to help employees:  
  a.   during the Depression, when many people had financial problems.  
  b.   who were World War II veterans returning home to find jobs.  
  c.   find day care for their children.  
  d.   who had alcohol problems.  
  7.Three of the following are major categories of commonly abused substances. Which choice below is NOT a major category?  
  a.   Depressants  
  b.   Stimulants  
  c.   Narcotics  
  d.   Caffeine  
  8.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.  
  9.A supervisor's main responsibility in handling employee alcohol or substance abuse problems, or any problem behavior, is to make the employee understand that:  
  a.   substance abuse can be deadly.  
  b.   his or her job performance is not acceptable.  
  c.   substance abuse costs companies millions of dollars each year.  
  d.   drug testing may be instituted at any time.  
  10.The diagnosis of abuse problems is the responsibility of :  
  a.   the employee.  
  b.   management.  
  c.   coworkers.  
  d.   professionals only.  







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