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Self Test A on Knowledge & Vocabulary associated with Choice #1  

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. The specific example cited in both worldview theme descriptions involving ________________ helps draw a contrast between them.  

1) making a map          2) belief in the finality of death or an afterlife           3) healthy beliefs

4) the scientific consensus            5) psychological advantage

2.  While the title of the POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS theme communicates optimism, the tone  of the  EVIDENCE-BASED theme description is mostly a neutral one consistent with a grounding in reality. Nonetheless its use of the term _____________provides one upbeat departure from this.

1) improving            2) psychologically disturbing             3) fantasy

4) learning               5) hope 

3. We expect someone who values the POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS theme over the EVIDENCE-BASED theme to__________

1) be better grounded in reality       2) value evidence over  feelings       3) engage more frequently in self-delusion    

4)  be more pessimistic                  5) make better predictions

4.  Although neither of these words or terms are explicitly used in the POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS theme description, reading it suggests that its author both values ______________ _______________. 

1) faith and wishful thinking         2)  faith and  hope               3) reality and fantasy   

4) reality and  delusion                 5) evidence and psychological advantage

5. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "backed by  indisputable evidence."

1)   incontrovertible                                     2)  corroborate                               3) aberration  

4) expectancy                                    5) none of the above


6. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "deviation or departure from what’s normal or expected."

1)  expectancy                                      2) corroborate                                3)   optimism

4) aberration                                    5) none of the above



7.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "to support with evidence, to confirm."

1)  optimism                                      2)  corroborate,                                3)   expectancy

4)   aberration                                     5) incontrovertible


8. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "a tendency to dwell on the most hopeful outcome or expect the best ."

1)   expectancy                                     2)  sanguine                               3)   optimism

4)  aberration                                5) corroborate


9.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "confident, cheerfully optimistic."

1)  sanguine                                      2)   optimism                              3)   incontrovertible

4)   aberration                                     5) corroborate


10.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "a state of expectation—expecting or anticipating something happening."

1) aberration                                  2)  corroborate                               3)  incontrovertible 

4)   expectancy                                     5) optimism



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