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Chapter 1: Living a Healthy Life

Practice Test
  1.A person with ________ is said to have a high degree of wellness.  
  a.   a healthy emotional life  
  b.   friends and family  
  c.   good safety habits  
  d.   a balanced life  
  2.What is the goal of health education?  
  a.   to balance physical and emotional health  
  b.   to give people the tools for living a long time  
  c.   to teach people to use their seatbelts  
  d.   to help people achieve a balanced diet  
  3.Which is NOT a goal of Healthy People 2010?  
  a.   to remove health differences among Americans  
  b.   to increase the quality of health enjoyed by all Americans  
  c.   to teach people to let their doctors make their health decisions  
  d.   to get people and their communities to work together to improve their health  
  4.Which is NOT an element in the triangle of health?  
  a.   Inherited health  
  b.   Mental health  
  c.   Physical health  
  d.   Social health  
  5.Your peers can affect your health positively because  
  a.   they can pressure you to be a part of the group.  
  b.   they are good role models.  
  c.   they counteract the effects of living in an unhealthy environment.  
  d.   they know more about you than your parents or doctors do.  
  6.How does understanding your culture positively affect your health?  
  a.   It lets you know the health problems you have inherited.  
  b.   It teaches you how to follow in your family's footsteps.  
  c.   It gives you a sense of identity.  
  d.   It controls your behavior toward food and physical activity.  
  7.Why is the Internet a good source of health information?  
  a.   It always provides reliable information.  
  b.   It publishes advertisements from health providers.  
  c.   It provides entertainment as well as information.  
  d.   It provides access to reliable sources of health information.  
  8.Which is an example of a positive technological advance in the world of health?  
  a.   Video games  
  b.   Automobiles  
  c.   Cancer screenings  
  d.   Computers  
  9.Which is an example of risky health behavior?  
  a.   wearing a bicycle helmet  
  b.   exercising regularly  
  c.   avoiding alcohol  
  d.   smoking  
  10.________ is the avoidance of harmful behaviors.  
  a.   Abstinence  
  b.   Cumulative risk  
  c.   Responsibility  
  d.   Social health