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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Contrary to popular belief, consciousness is not a ___________ thing, according to the author's findings.
(a) Darker.
(b) Human.
(c) Mystical.
(d) Religious.

2. While one can not be in control of the mountain, one can _____________ the mountain and feel great joy doing so.
(a) Understand.
(b) Conquer.
(c) Traverse.
(d) Believe in.

3. While talking about the passed over promotion may not yield any benefits, it can create a more ____________ work environment.
(a) Harmonious.
(b) Helpful.
(c) Truthful.
(d) Manageable.

4. ____________ has been a focus of human philosophy since the time of Aristotle.
(a) Anger.
(b) Fear.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Happiness.

5. Consciousness will always allow random thoughts and events to creep in, even if one is currently ______________.
(a) Engaged in another task.
(b) Asleep.
(c) Praying.
(d) Dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. Happiness can be found when the result of certain events meet or exceed _____________ of the person in the situation.

2. The author points out that there are events in one's life which may escape a person's _________________.

3. At other times, a well-planned event may exceed one's expectations to such a degree that it can cause one to experience __________.

4. In many cases, an event may be noticed, but not ____________, according to the author.

5. Many believe that the excitement of the challenge comes from _____________ of a particular situation.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Csikszentmihalyi mean when he talks about the idea of an autotelic person?

2. What is consciousness, according to the author, causing it to seem less like a mystical thing?

3. What are the five key factors that can assure that a child may have an optimum experience in his life?

4. How are people's perceptions affected, according to the author of this book?

5. What is a person able to do as a result of having a consciousness, according to the author?

6. How does the author say that happiness can be achieved, as he does not believe it is an unattainable goal?

7. What is the difference between pleasure and enjoyment, according to the author of the book?

8. Why does the author believe that we are limited in experiencing complete joy?

9. What are the two main strategies, according to the author, for improving one's life?

10. What happens to the self during experience, according to the author?

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