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1
The fight-or-flight reaction occurs at which stage of the general adaptation syndrome?
A)alarm
B)resistance
C)recovery
D)exhaustion
2
Which of the following describes a state in which blood pressure, heart rate and other vital functions are maintained within a narrow range of normal?
A)general adaptation syndrome
B)resistance
C)homeostasis
D)stress response
3
During a stress response, which of the following physiological responses occur?
A)heart rate increases
B)blood pressure decreases
C)digestive system activity increases
D)bronchi contract
4
The action of the endocrine system is activated by which of the following systems?
A)central nervous system
B)parasympathetic nervous system
C)sympathetic nervous system
D)none of the above
5
The long-term wear and tear of the stress response is referred to as:
A)fight-or-flight reaction
B)allostatic load
C)general adaptation syndrome
D)psychoneuroimmunology
6
Long term overexposure to which of the following hormones, released during stress, has been linked to health problems such as increased risk of heart disease and depression?
A)cortisol
B)epinephrine
C)norepinephrine
D)none of the above
7
Which of the following influence an individuals reaction to a stressful situation?
A)personality
B)gender
C)past experiences
D)all of the above
8
Psychoneuroimmunology is defined as the study of:
A)the ability to seek mental health assistance
B)the relationship between stress and disease
C)the general adaptation syndrome
D)the causes of stress
9
Which of the following health problems is associated with stress?
A)insomnia
B)digestive problems
C)increased risk of cardiovascular disease
D)all of the above
10
Stress triggered by a positive experience is known as:
A)eustress
B)distress
C)homeostasis
D)stress cannot be triggered by a positive experience







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