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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. ___________ are a crucial way to develop social skills outside of the family unit, according to the author.
2. Memory may also be useful in maintaining __________ in otherwise horrific conditions, according to the author.
3. A more compelling way to occupy the mind is to ____________, according to the author.
4. Despite all that has been found out, some people still believe it's possible to be ___________ as one is rich, handsome, or famous.
5. What is NOT a name which may have been derived from an occupation from long ago?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to those people in a society who are shunned and taken out of the community where they live?
2. What must happen in relation to work in order for a person to obtain optimal flow?
3. What does it mean when someone overcomes adversity without any gathering of material possessions?
4. What happens when the body is not involved in physical activity, according to the author?
5. What is certainly responsible for causing grief and trouble in one's life, according to the book?
6. What did Sigmund Freud have to say about the recipe for happiness; what it includes in his opinion?
7. What used to be the reason for people to get married to each other, though the reasons have changed today?
8. How does a person prevent himself from having to dwell on negative thoughts in the brain?
9. What does the author want to point out that few people realize about the mind and how to control it?
10. Why does the author say that work is necessarily for a person in this world?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
According to the author, the idea of consciousness allows a person to create their own decisions and reactions to the world.
Part 1: How do you define the idea of consciousness in your own life?
Part 2: Do you believe the consciousness is inherent in life or is it something that you can cultivate? Why?
Part 3: Do you think it's better to react without thought or to take time when reacting to situations? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Self-consciousness is caused by feeling threatened in some way, according to the author of the book.
Part 1: Why do you think self-consciousness occurs when someone feels threatened?
Part 2: Do you feel that your self image is affected when you are threatened in some way? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think that one could maintain their self image when being threatened?
Essay Topic 3
The idea that many people believe they are supposed to be happy or not is one that seems to create a difficult position for the book and the author.
Part 1: Do you believe that everyone in the world is meant to be happy?
Part 2: Why do you think some people believe they are not supposed to be happy?
Part 3: How do you feel about the discussion of happiness? Does this seem to be an important question in your life?
This section contains 700 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)