FYE Exam 1

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Understanding emotions involves, in part, ___________.
a) predicting how others might feel in a given situation
b) refraining from putting labels on how you feel
c) modifying and improving how you feel
d) using your feelings to take appropriate action
a) predicting how others might feel in a given situation
To develop a better emotional understanding of different situations, you need to __________
a) be pessimistic instead of optimistic
b) pay attention to emotions instead of ignoring them
c) become aggressive rather than assertive
d) apply time-management techniques to how you handle your obligations
b) pay attention to emotions instead of ignoring them
Mindy is a first-year college student who has been having a tough time the past few weeks. Her grades have not been high as she'd expected, and she broke up with her boyfriend after finding out he was seeing someone else on the side. Now she's feeling depressed and having trouble getting motivated to study and go out with her friends. What does Mindy need to do to regain her motivation?
a) Wait for someone to come along and give her positive reinforcement.
b) Go through the motions while waiting for inspiration to strike.
c) Think about ways she has overcome similar challenges in the past.
d) Wait for the situation to get bad enough that she is forced to take action.
c) Think about ways she has overcome similar challenges in the past.
Studies have shown that people with extensive support networks tend to _______
a) live shorter lives
b) be happier
c) lack empathy
d) be passive
b) be happier
Gene and Patty were assigned to be partners for a class project and needed to meet sometime soon to discuss the project. Patty said that Friday evening was the best time for her, but Gene suggested they meet another time because she was planning to go out with friends that night. Then Patty explained that Friday was the only evening that she didn't have a night class. Gene thought about it for a moment and then agreed to meet Patty on Friday evening. Which skill did Gene use when making his decision?
a) empathy
b) self-regard
c) assertiveness
d) independence
a) empathy
The first thing you should read when previewing a reading assignment is the chapter ____
a) title
b) outline
c) summary
d) assignments
a) title
The main ideas or skills students are expected to learn from reading the chapter are called the ______
a) outlines
b) key terms
c) introductions
d) learning objectives
d) learning objectives
A(n) _________ has the central idea pf the chapter written in a circle, with secondary ideas on lines that connect to the circle.
a) wheel map
b) branching map
c) list
d) outline
a) wheel map
Dividing terms in a list into groups and leaving white space between the clusters so that you can visualize each group in your mind known as ________.
a) illustrating
b) chunking
c) mapping
d) outlining
b) chunking
Which of the following is NOT a suggestion for how to read a textbook with concentration?
a) Find a location free from distractions.
b) Turn off your electronic devices.
c) Set goals for your study periods.
d) Read entire chapters in a single study session without breaks.
d) Read entire chapters in a single study session without breaks.
According to the Kolb Inventory of Learning Styles, which of the following is an example of a concrete experience?
a) Moving quickly from thinking to action
b) Analyzing ideas intellectually and systematically
c) Learning from and empathizing with others
d) Explaining specific reasons for topics based on your experience
c) Learning from and empathizing with others
Remaining impartial while considering a situation from a number a different points of view is an example of which type of ability?
a) concrete experience
b) abstract conceptualization
c) reflective observation
d) active experimentation
c) reflective observation
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was designed to test ___________
a) basic personality characteristics
b) your likes and dislikes
c) your preferences for learning
d) intelligence
a) basic personality characteristics
__________ learners like to get away from the city and might enjoy studying botany or geology.
a)Intrapersonal
b) Naturalistic
c) Interpersonal
d) Bodily/kinesthetic
b) Naturalistic
Kelsey's history instructor is not very engaging---no matter how hard she tries to pay attention to his lectures, she is unable to focus. He does not write anything on the whiteboard, and he uses no visual aids. What can Kelsey do to help herself pay more attention and absorb the material?
a) She should sit in the back of the classroom
b) She should avoid going to class and just read the textbook
c) She should talk to others students during class and get their help
d) She should take detailed notes and reread them to study
d) She should take detailed notes and reread them to study
Research shows that students will study more effectively if they are able to _________
a) browse the internet while they work
b) concentrate on one task at a time
c) study only during scheduled study times
d) text with friends while studying
b) concentrate on one task at a time
For each hour spent in class, you should schedule ________ hour(s) of study time.
a) 1/2
b) 1
c) 1 1/2
d) 2
d) 2
When Molly was in high school, she had to attend summer school twice because her procrastination caused her to fail several classes. Now that she has started college, she wants to turn over a new leaf and focus on getting her assignments finished and handed in on time. Which of these strategies can help Molly avoid procrastination?
a) Rely on her memory to keep her schedule straight.
b) Say "no" to friends and family members who want her attention.
c) Focus on the activities and the tasks that are the most fun.
d) Keep her tablet handy in case she needs to look something up on the internet.
b) Say "no" to friends and family members who want her attention.
Peter is going to see his instructor about a recent failing grade he received on a test. He does not think the grade is fair because he didn't have time to study. His instructor insists that Peter had plenty of time to study, because he found about the test over two weeks ago. What is a choice that Peter should have made when he first found out about this test?
a) He should have extended his workouts to three hours every night.
b) He should have attended the parties in his dormitory every weekend.
c) He should have cut back on other activities and prioritized studying.
d) He should have stayed up and studied all night before the day of the test.
c) He should have cut back on other activities and prioritized studying.
Leo is dangerously close to failing some of his classes this semester. He is taking four advanced science classes with lab sections, plays soccer in his free time, and sings in a choir on weekends. How should Leo deal with being so overextended?
a) He should start drinking coffee with breakfast to keep his energy up.
b) He should learn to take on only what he can handle.
c) He should sleep less at night so he has more time to study.
d) He should get a tutor to help him with his class work.
b) He should learn to take on only what he can handle.
College participation is about ensuring that more people have the opportunity to be evaluated on __________
a) the basis of merit
b) the basis of family status
c) the basis of their family's educational history
d) their ability to adapt to a new environment
a) the basis of merit
Because of new technologies and the information explosion, ___________.
a) most people can support themselves adequately without some education beyond high school
b) many people are getting jobs straight out of high school
c) most college students will earn their living creating, managing, and using information
d) all college graduates will continue on to graduate school or professional school
c) most college graduates will earn their living creating, managing, and using information
Critical thinking means __________.
a) taking risks
b) looking for evidence before forming a personal opinion
c) believing everything you hear or read in college
d) learning new things
b) looking for evidence before forming a personal opinion.
Cady is unsure of what she wants to do in the future, what steps should she take, and why she is attending college. College is very different from what she had expected, and she finds herself considering dropping out. Before making a final decision, Cady considers the benefits she will receive from a college education. Which of the following is the MOST important benefit that Cady should consider?
a) She will have more autonomy.
b) She will have a new set of social experiences to explore.
c) Her experiences will help her define and achieve her purpose.
d) She will develop a sense of pride in her alma mater.
c)Her experiences will help her define and achieve her purpose.
Which of the following describes how college differs from high school?
a) Test are given more frequently.
b) Instructors monitor your progress more closely.
c) You spend more time writing.
d) You have fewer potential friends to choose from.
c) You spend more time writing.