Title: Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition
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These Practice Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.

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1:  Psychosomatic disease describes bodily symptoms caused by mental or emotional disturbance.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

2:  A common sign of acute anxiety is
A: feelings of fear or dread
B: rapid heart rate
C: shortness of breath
D: all of the above

3:  Depression is a mental disorder mainly noted by alterations in
A: thoughts
B: moods
C: emotions
D: sleep

4:  Which of the following is a chronic form of depression?
A: Dysthymia
B: GAD
C: Acute anxiety
D: Stress

5:  Mental disorders are quantified by changes in our
A: thinking
B: mood
C: behavior
D: all of the above

6:  Stage one is the stage in which
A: the adrenal glands are activated.
B: readjustment occurs.
C: readjustment is not complete.

7:  Stage two is the stage in which
A: the adrenal glands are activated.
B: readjustment occurs.
C: readjustment is not complete.

8:  Stage three is the stage in which
A: the adrenal glands are activated.
B: readjustment occurs.
C: readjustment is not complete.

9:  Just like anxiety and depressive reactions, stress is a normal part of everyone's life and should be viewed as bad.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

10:  No particular level of stress is optimal for all people.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

11:  ________ is a serious condition that leads to an inability to function, or even suicide.
A: Major depression
B: Depressive reactions
C: Stress
D: Dysthymia

12:  Which of the following is a depressive reaction?
A: sadness
B: hopelessness
C: rejection
D: all of the above

13:  Maintaining our mental health requires making countless adjustments to life's challenges.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

14:  When it comes to stress, most illness is related to
A: hypostress
B: eustress
C: hyperstress
D: rustout stress

15:  The signs of hyperstress may show up as
A: psychological symptoms
B: physiological symptoms
C: harmful behavior
D: all of the above

16:  The art of stress management is to keep yourself at a level of stimulation that is healthy and enjoyable.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  The physiological system that triggers the "fight-or-flight" response is the
A: endocrine system
B: autonomic nervous system
C: parasympathetic nervous system
D: sympathetic nervous system

18:  The demand or stimulus that elicits the general adaptation syndrome is called
A: stress
B: stressor
C: eustress
D: distress

19:  Helpful or good stress is known as
A: distress
B: eustress
C: hypostress
D: hyperstress

20:  Han Selye coined the word "stress," which he defined as the "nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it."
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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