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Self Test A on Knowledge & Vocabulary associated with Choice #32  

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. Someone who especially values the SERVICE TO OTHERS theme conceivably might have felt the call to a career in public service based on _______________________.

1) pride       2) professional tradition          3) family tradition       4)  sense of civic duty          5) all of the above 

2. Select the ordered pair that best completes the following. "The word 'distrust' is often used to concisely describe cynicism. While it is not explicitly used in  the CYNICISM  worldview theme description, it is suggested in a _________________ reference found in that theme's  ______two sentences.   

1)  then and now, last                   2)  then and now, first                     3) before and after, last 

4)   before and after, first                   5) footnote, last 

3. People sometimes misuse the words "skepticism" and "cynicism." After reviewing SKEPTIC and  CYNICISM   themes and the associated choices they're involved in describing, one might say that skeptics are down on the beliefs of "true believers", whereas cynics are down on ___________________.  

1) the "true believers" themselves                                2) "do gooders" in general 

3) human nature                               4)  everything                                  5)  hypocrisy    

4.  With the SERVICE TO OTHERS theme, all of the following logically belong together except which one?           1) volunteerism                    2) philanthropy                      3) serving on the local school board       

4) cultural pessimism                      5) serving on the board of a non-profit organization         

5. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "to promote good will and the quality of human lives."

1)   civic                                     2) amelioration                                3) philanthropy  

4) hypocrisy                                       5) cynicism,


6. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "to make better or improve."

1)  corrupt                                      2) ameliorate                                3)  philanthropy 

4)  hypocrisy                                      5)   civic


7.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "dishonest, unscrupulous, seeking personal gain."

1)    civic                                    2)   corrupt                              3)   hypocrisy

4)   cynicism                                     5) none of the above


8. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "not trusting other people."

1)   pessimism                                      2)   corruption                               3) philanthropy   

4)   cynicism                                     5) hypocrisy


9.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "not practicing what you preach."

1)     corruption                                    2) civics                                3) philanthropy  

4)   cynicism,                                     5) hypocrisy


10.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "related to a city, its citizens, government, or citizenship."

1)   philanthropy                         2) suffrage                                 3)   cynicism,

4)  civic                                      5) none of the above



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