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Strategies for Success

Chapter 18 Maintaining Workplace Health

Practice Test
      
  1.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.  
      
  2.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.  
      
  3.Regarding AIDS/HIV-infected employees:  
  a.   it is not the manager's responsibility to create tolerance between these employees and their coworkers.  
  b.   they are not protected from job discrimination by any laws.  
  c.   employers should accommodate them to keep them employed and productive for as long as possible.  
  d.   they are not eligible for Social Security or company health benefits.  
      
  4.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.  
      
  5.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  
      
  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.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.  
      
  8.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.  
      
  9.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.  
      
  10.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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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