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Strategies for Success

Chapter 19 Closing Thoughts About Human Relationships and Your Future

Practice Test
      
  1.Self-discipline includes:  
  a.   looking honestly at your lifestyle and making conscious choices toward improvement.  
  b.   looking at your lifestyle to see what you can conceal from others.  
  c.   setting and reaching short-term financial goals.  
  d.   setting and reaching long-term financial goals.  
      
  2.The American definition of success has changed in recent decades due to:  
  a.   women's increasing entry into the labor force.  
  b.   technology making many jobs obsolete.  
  c.   decreasing diversity in the work force.  
  d.   employees realizing they must keep managers and the organization satisfied.  
      
  3.Why is self-discipline important to your future success?  
  a.   You must be able to punish yourself for performing poorly, and that will become a learning experience.  
  b.   If you can discipline yourself, then when you misbehave you can avoid having others punish you.  
  c.   To carry out plans and achieve goals, you teach yourself strategies to keep working toward those goals.  
  d.   If you discipline yourself, you can punish others when they misbehave.  
      
  4.The National Council on Aging states that 40 percent of the American workforce:  
  a.   is over 80.  
  b.   is expected to live to be at least 95.  
  c.   are members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).  
  d.   is taking care of both children and elderly family members.  
      
  5.One suggested way to eliminate fears, such as fears of success or failure, is to:  
  a.   practice emotions that are just the opposite.  
  b.   tell yourself you are stupid for feeling those fears.  
  c.   give in to the fear and hope you get over it.  
  d.   avoid challenging jobs that might lead to those fears.  
      
  6.Self-direction includes:  
  a.   changing to a more healthful lifestyle.  
  b.   setting short-term and long-term goals.  
  c.   asking others to set a direction plan for you.  
  d.   finding your way to a new town without a map.  
      
  7.Even successful people sometimes fear that they may be found out as some type of fraud, a condition known as:  
  a.   fear of failure.  
  b.   fear of success.  
  c.   fear of frauds.  
  d.   the imposter phenomenon.  
      
  8.Asking yourself, "What do I want my life to have meant after I'm gone?" can direct your:  
  a.   personal philosophy.  
  b.   life mission statement.  
  c.   short-term goals.  
  d.   long-term goals.  
      
  9.You can start your life mission statement by asking:  
  a.   "What duties do I like to perform?"  
  b.   "Whom am I wanting to imitate?"  
  c.   "How long do I want to live?"  
  d.   "What do I really want to get out of life?"  
      
  10.Until recent decades, success in the business world was defined as:  
  a.   the individual's financial bottom line.  
  b.   self-satisfaction among employees.  
  c.   successfully combining work and family.  
  d.   an organization's ranking in the Fortune 500.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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