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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Despite all that has been found out, some people still believe it's possible to be ___________ as one is rich, handsome, or famous.
2. The act of doing a job that one loves while incorporating ____________ would almost guarantee a sense of flow.
3. The author questions whether every minute of one's television watching was ____________ in the way it was meant to be.
4. Memory may also be useful in maintaining __________ in otherwise horrific conditions, according to the author.
5. What was the name of the Marine code breakers used in World War II as their language was never written down, so it could not be broken?
Short Essay Questions
1. Despite all that has been determined about happiness, what do some people believe are the only things needed for happiness?
2. What are the three basic things a person needs to cope with the obstacles in one's life, according to this section of the book?
3. What is the one most complex and rewarding relationships one will ever deal with?
4. Why does the author say that work is necessarily for a person in this world?
5. What are the two basic responses to stress that people tend to fall into when they are faced with such a challenge?
6. What used to be the reason for people to get married to each other, though the reasons have changed today?
7. What are some of the downsides of solitude when it is not actively pursued for a person?
8. What does the author believe happens when the mind doesn't have any real demands for its attention?
9. What does the author say that solitude can provide to a person who seeks it out?
10. What did Sigmund Freud have to say about the recipe for happiness; what it includes in his opinion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Changing your reaction to the events in your life that upset you can lead to happiness even in the face of trauma.
Part 1: Why do you think changing your reaction is a way to create happiness?
Part 2: Do you think it's easy to change your reaction to difficult situations?
Part 3: How can one learn to change their reactions to situations? Or can't they? Is this an inherent quality of only some people?
Essay Topic 2
Building the memory is another practice that is cited in the expansion of mental skill.
Part 1: Do you think your memory is strong? Support your answer with examples.
Part 2: How do you think a person could work to improve their memory?
Part 3: If a person doesn't have a good memory, can they still practice flow? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Solitude can be a blessing for some and a curse for others, depending on their needs.
Part 1: How do you feel about the idea of solitude? Is it enjoyable? Unbearable?
Part 2: Do you think all people need to have some solitude?
Part 3: Why do you think the solitude can help a person regain focus in their lives?
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