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Drawing on his experiences in the death camp at Auschwitz, Frankl asserts that the inmates

Drawing on his experiences in the death camp at Auschwitz, Frankl asserts that the inmates who had a much greater chance of surviving were those who

a.had a vision of some goal, purpose, or task in life.

b.were able to concentrate on their own survival.

  1.                 had the ability to get their needs met.
  2.                were able to accept their fate.



12.Even in the most dire situations, it is possible to give a new meaning to such circumstances by

a.ignoring what is happening.

b.escaping through fantasy.

  1.                 our choice of attitudes.
  2.                effective use of our defense mechanisms.



13.A philosophy of life is made up of

a.religious beliefs that we were raised with.

b.early childhood messages.

  1.                 accepting the ambiguity of life.
  2.                the fundamental beliefs, attitudes, and values that govern a person’s behavior.



14.We begin to develop an implicit philosophy of life when we

a.first begin, as children, to wonder about life and death, love and hate, joy and fear, and the nature of the universe.

b.are adolescents, seeking our own identity and questioning the meaning of life.

c.are faced with a crisis and forced to face the fact that the meaning of life is the result of our own choosing.

d.enter adulthood and formulate a clear sense of meaning and purpose in life.



15.During the adolescent years, the process of developing a philosophy usually assumes new dimensions through the struggle with the following question:

a.Are the values that I’ve believed in before those I want to continue to live by?

b.Is there a higher power?

c.What explains the inhumanity I see in our world?

d.On what do I base my ethical and moral decisions?

e.all of the above.



16.When you are attempting to develop a philosophy of life, the Coreys suggest that you

a.frequently create time to be of benefit to others.

b.make significant contact with others who reinforce your belief system.

  1.                 consider what meaning the fact of your eventual death has for those who are important in your life.
  2.                adopt an accepting attitude toward those whose belief systems differ from yours.



17.One of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was inspired by

a. his Christian faith.

b. his faith as a Muslim.

c. the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

d. a and c

e. b and c



18.The Coreys suggest that you might consider reflecting on whether or not your religion is a constructive force in your life by asking this question:

a.Does my religion provide me with a set of values that is congruent with the way I live my life?

b.Does my religion encourage me to exercise my freedom and assume responsibility for the direction of my life?

  1.                 Is my religious faith something that I actively choose or that I passively accept?
  2.                all of the above.



19.According to the Coreys, which statement is not true concerning your values?

a.Your values influence what you do.

b.Your daily behavior is an expression of your basic values.

  1.                 Your values have a significant impact on your relationships with others.
  2.                It is appropriate to strive to convert others to adopt your perspective on life.



20.In his book God’s Love Song, Sam Maier teaches that

a.once you have found meaning in life, it is important to influence others to embrace your thinking.

b.diversity of cultures, religions, and world views implies an attempt to tolerate differences even though you don’t accept them.

  1.                 sharing diversity fosters understanding, caring, and the creation of community.
  2.                all of the above.

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