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Self Test A on Knowledge Associated With Choice #45

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 prefers the More is Better Mentality / Abundance theme over the Enoughness theme would most likely  ____________________. 

1) live in a small house            2) practice asceticism          3) search Craigslist for used appliance bargains 

4) not take a broken appliance to a free repair clinic         5) be concerned about their ecological footprint 

2.  Select the words below which best complete the following: "Using lots of workers with hand tools to control unwanted brush and growth in a forest so that young trees can get more sun and grow better, rather using one person flying over a forest in a helicopter spraying a chemical herbicide to kill unwanted growth, would be an example of _______________________."  

1) appropriate technology             2) hard technology          3) a minimalist approach     

4)  barter economy                        5) a thrifty orientation 

3.  Select the words below which best complete the following: "The ability to “make do” might depend on all of the following except _____________"

1) one’s self restraint and patience    2) one's ability to live within a budget    

3) seeking power and status within a group

4) one's ability to find pleasure in free or lower cost activities      5) do it yourself skills.

4.  Someone who fits into which of the following groups would be most likely to have an abundant life / community of abundance mindset?  

1)  voluntary simplicity enthusiasts           2) New Agers                  3) born again Christians   

4) someone not expecting God to deliver material wealth and financial security         

5)  both choices 2) and 3) above 

5. The phrase “exists when peoples' "wants" exceed the limited resources available to satisfy them.” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) abundance         2) scarcity           3) envy            4)  narcissist craving           5) masochistic craving 

6.   Schumacher's "small is beautiful" philosophy promotes _____________________. 

1) technology assessment         2) nonrenewable energy use    3) the Protestant work ethic    

4) appropriate technology        5)  mass production and human capital 

7.  All of the following behaviors would be frowned on by government economists wanting to report maximum increase in the nation's economic output as measured by GDP except which one? 

1) "grabber" behavior     2) participation in the gift economy      3) participation in the  barter economy   

4)   refusing to buy what you don't need       5) reusing instead of throwing away and buying another 

8. All of the following would be appreciated by someone for whom the More is Better Mentality /Abundance theme is a key component of their overall worldview except which?

1) McMansions                 2) large SUVs               3) "needs" only purchases

4) the "Winner Take All" aspects of society         5) very large pay bonuses for corporate executives


9.  A belief or phrase that you would not associate with someone for whom the More is Better Mentality / Abundance theme is a key component of their overall worldview to hold would be which of the following?

1) appreciation of limits           2) bigger is better          3) conspicuous consumption

4) individualism            5) likes things or experiences involving extremes

10.  A belief or lifestyle that you would not expect someone for whom the Enoughness theme is a key component of their overall worldview to hold would be which of the following?

1)  recycle, reuse, make do            2) a lifestyle based on "small is beautiful"

3) a consumerist lifestyle         4) in voluntary simplicity            5) in frugality


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       Your Score on the Self Test = correct out of 10 possible


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