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Strategies for Success

Chapter 19 Closing Thoughts About Human Relationships and Your Future

Practice Test
      
  1.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.  
      
  2.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.  
      
  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.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.  
      
  5.When people have not experienced much success in their lives, and they feel they do not deserve success, they may experience:  
  a.   fear of failure.  
  b.   fear of success.  
  c.   the impostor phenomenon  
  d.   self-fulfilling prophecy.  
      
  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.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?"  
      
  8.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.  
      
  9.By asking, "What do I really want to get out of life?", you can begin to develop:  
  a.   short-term goals.  
  b.   a life sentence.  
  c.   a life-term goal statement.  
  d.   a life mission statement.  
      
  10.Self-confidence can be built up with:  
  a.   hypnosis.  
  b.   heavy medication.  
  c.   positive self-talk.  
  d.   intimidation.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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