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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What playwright is quoted at the beginning of Alternatives?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Miller.
(c) Chekhov.
(d) Marlowe.

2. What is Martha Manning's profession?
(a) Author.
(b) Scientist.
(c) Nurse.
(d) Artist.

3. What type of drugs are known "club drugs"?
(a) Benzos.
(b) Antidepressants.
(c) Hallucinogens.
(d) Opiates.

4. What sort of men is Tina drawn to?
(a) Humorous.
(b) Clingy.
(c) Gloomy.
(d) Violent.

5. When was eye movement desensitization and reprocessing first used?
(a) 1987.
(b) 1943.
(c) 2002.
(d) 1896.

6. When is cortisol typically at its highest level?
(a) In the evening.
(b) In the morning.
(c) In the afternoon.
(d) Late at night.

7. How much weight has Solomon lost by December of 1994?
(a) Thirty pounds.
(b) Fifteen pounds.
(c) Twenty pounds.
(d) Five pounds.

8. According to the text, marijuana has been known to affect what?
(a) Skin clarity.
(b) Pancreatic health.
(c) REM sleep patterns.
(d) Bowel movements.

9. What percent of Americans suffer from depression?
(a) One.
(b) Three.
(c) Seven.
(d) Fourteen.

10. What happened with Solomon's girlfriend that leaves him with a feeling of loss?
(a) She cheats on him.
(b) She dies.
(c) She has an abortion.
(d) She moves to Asia.

11. As a child, Solomon was teased because other boys thought he was what?
(a) Too smart.
(b) Overweight.
(c) Depressed.
(d) Gay.

12. Elavil, Tofranil, and Pamelor are types of what antidepressant?
(a) Tricycles.
(b) MAOIs.
(c) SSRIs.
(d) Atypical.

13. Who discovered seasonal affective disorder?
(a) Bert Hellinger.
(b) Frank Rusakoff.
(c) Norman Rosenthal.
(d) Claudia Weaver.

14. Who says that it makes evolutionary sense for women to be sensitive to loss?
(a) George Brown.
(b) Alex Tomlin.
(c) Myrna Weissman.
(d) Susan Smith.

15. What news does Solomon receive that makes him as sad as when his mother died?
(a) He gets fired from his job.
(b) His analyst's retirement.
(c) His sister's divorce.
(d) His childhood friend dies.

Short Answer Questions

1. ECT is associated with how many deaths?

2. Who proposes that women's depression comes from concern for their children?

3. Where does Frank go to graduate school?

4. Where was eye movement desensitization and reprocessing first used?

5. What medicine helps Frank?

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