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Ψ  Self Test for Hypnosis & Drugs

Note: These questions are part of a larger data base of questions on Module 8 & are selected to represent the type of question you should expect on unit exam two. You can, in fact, expect to see many of these very same questions on that exam. Exam questions, however, may deal with topics not covered in the self tests or in lectures but are discussed in your textbook. You are responsible for the content of your text book plus the content of lectures, interactive activities, & material on the web site.

Use these sample questions to test yourself & to practice for the test. Click on your choice to see if you are right.

1. What do hypnosis & LSD have in common?

•  Both of them can have therapeutic benefits such as losing weight.
 •  They were both discovered by accident by Sigmund Freud.
  •  At one time, they were both illegal - now just LSD is.
   •  Both have the ability to alter one’s consciousness.

2.  In the late 1700’s, a force called “animal magnetism” (later called hypnosis) was introduced by

•  Ernest Hilgard.
 •  Anton Mesmer.
  •  Sigmund Freud.
   •  Herman Von Hypnos.

3.  What percentage of a randomly selected group of college students is highly susceptible to hypnosis & therefore could be easily hypnotized?

•  10%
 •  20%
  •  30%
   •  40%

4.  The sociocognitive theory of hypnosis says that hypnosis is based on a(n

•  altered state of consciousness.
 •  extreme tendency to give in to authority.
  •  good natured desire to go along with what people want.
   •  special ability of responding to imaginative suggestions & social pressures

5.  Kimberly rids herself of headaches by hypnotic suggestions. Which of the following is she experiencing?

•  age regression
 •  hypnotic analgesia
  •  imagined perceptions
   •  posthypnotic amnesia

6.  “I know I was hypnotized, but that’s all I can remember.” This could be an example of

•  hypnotic sensation.
 •  posthypnotic amnesia.
  •  imagined perception.
   •  posthypnotic suggestion.

7.  Hypnosis tends to be more effective in addressing problems related to _________, but less effective in problems related to __________.

•  mind-body interactions; self-control
 •  self-control; mind-body interactions
  •  self-control; impulse control
   •  mind-body interactions; psychosomatic symptoms

8.  Once the individual has developed a behavioral pattern of drug abuse & an overwhelming desire to get and use the drug, then we say that the individual has developed a(n)

•  tolerance.
 •  addiction.
  •  withdrawal symptom.
   •  psychological dependence

9.  If a person continues to take a drug to prevent withdrawal symptoms, the person is experiencing

•  addiction.
 •  tolerance.
  •  withdrawal.
   •  dependence.

10.  Basically, all drugs work by interfering with the normal operation of

•  DNA in the genes.
 •  glucose in the blood.
  •  neurotransmitters in the brain.
   •  sensory receptors in the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, & skin.

11.  Which of the following is not a mechanism by which drugs change behavior?

•  blocking reuptake
 •  mimicking the action of neurotransmitters
  •  decreasing the production of synaptic vesicles
   •  activating the brain’s reward/pleasure circuit

12.  Select the option that is incorrect  in explaining how the following drug affects the nervous system.

•  caffeine - prevents reuptake
 •  cocaine - blocks reuptake of dopamine
  •  morphine - mimics the action of neurotransmitter
   •  methamphetamine - increases the release of neurotransmitter

13. All of the following are stimulants except

•  cocaine.
 •  caffeine.
  •  alcohol.
   •  nicotine.

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

14.  One sad lesson from the history of amphetamine, cocaine, & methamphetamine use is that

•  the most dangerous drugs are the depressants.
 •  the more dangerous the illegal drug, the harder it is to suppress it.
  •  there is a certain class of people who must — and will — have drugs.
   •  cracking down on one illegal drug leads to an increase in use of another.

15.  Rose claims that cocaine is the most dangerous drug in terms of the number of deaths caused each year. Her belief is

•  correct.
 •  incorrect; heroin causes far more deaths.
  •  incorrect; alcohol causes far more deaths.
   •  incorrect; nicotine causes far more deaths.

16.  The three main effects of __________ are pain reduction, euphoria, & constipation.

•  opiates
 •  stimulants
  •  hallucinogens
   •  designer drugs

17.  The most common treatment for heroin addiction is

•  detoxification.
 •  imprisonment.
  •  antidepressants.
   •  methadone maintenance.

18.  LSD’s effect is due to its similarity to

•  heroin.
 •  caffeine
  •  serotonin.
   •  dopamine.

19.  Which of the following best illustrates the effects of MDMA?

•  depressant + hallucinogenic
 •  hallucinogenic + stimulant
  •  stimulant + analgesia
   •  euphoria + analgesia

20.  The gateway effect refers to

•  the medicinal uses of marijuana.
 •  the use of marijuana leading to use of harder drugs.
  •  the effects of marijuana on critical thinking.
   •  THC’s effect on the reticular formation.

21.  Of the therapies for drug treatment described in your textbook, which one was found to be most effective in reducing drinking?

•  cognitive-behavioral therapy
 •  motivational therapy
  •  the 12-step approach
   •  They are equally effective.

22.  The two signs of physical dependency are

•  drug tolerance & withdrawal.
 •  psychological cravings & nausea.
  •  psychological cravings & withdrawal.
   •  drug tolerance & psychological cravings.

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

23.  The tendency to act as though your behavior is out of your control & involuntary is called (the)

•  hypnosis effect.
 •  basic suggestion effect.
  •  basic involuntary effect.
   •  social-cognitive effect.

24.  Large doses of amphetamines can lead to a severe mental disturbance & paranoia called

•  amphetaminism.
 •  amphetamine toxicity.
  •  amphetamine neurosis.
   •  amphetamine psychosis.

25.  Hypnosis has been successfully used to

•  reduce sensations of pain.
 •  regress a person back to infancy.
  •  give a person superhuman strength.
   •  recall memories accurately & completely.

26.  Caffeine replaced __________ in patent medicines in the early 1900s.

•  opium
 •  cocaine
  •  nicotine
   •  morphine

27.  In the __________ theory of hypnosis, the person has a part of the mind that is not hypnotized & that is fully aware of the proceedings.

•  expectancy
 •  dissociative
  •  role-playing
   •  social-cognitive

28.  The "date rape" drug, Rohypnol, is one of the

•  opiates.
 •  barbiturates.
  •  major tranquilizers.
   •  minor tranquilizers.

29.  Several of her friends suspect that Kim is using some sort of drug. She is very thin, stays awake for long periods of time, & is often jittery, nervous, & somewhat paranoid. Kim is likely using

•  alcohol.
 •  sleeping pills.
  •  benzodiazapine.
   •  an amphetamine.

30.  A long-term effect of marijuana use is

•  asthma.
 •  lung cancer.
  •  immune system damage.
   •  all of these.

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

31.  Which of the following statements about marijuana is true?

•  Marijuana is healthier than tobacco.
 •  Marijuana is not physically addictive.
  •  It is safe to drive under the influence of pot.
   •  Short-term memory is enhanced by smoking marijuana.

32.  High doses of marijuana can lead to

•  death.
 •  ecstasy.
  •  extreme arousal.
   •  hallucinations & delusions.

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The Cup of Despair

Yesterday This Day's Madness did prepare;
To-morrow's Silence, Triumph, or Despair:
Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why:
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
New  from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam