The Ups & Downs Of Love

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---- Use these sample questions to test yourself & to practice for the test. ----

1. Eros is to _____________ as storge is to _____________.

 friendship; game playing
 passion; game playing
 game playing; passion
 passion; friendship

note: In social psychology, storge is a form of loving evolved from friendship. Storge (from the Greek) is 
the word for familial love, such as the love of a parent toward a child.  

2. Robert Sternberg views love as a triangle whose 3 sides include all but which of the following? 


3. ___________ is a state of intense longing for union with another. 

 storge love
 passionate love 
 attraction anxiety 
 intimate attraction 

4. The two-factor theory of emotion suggests that passionate love can be increased by 

 mere exposure. 
 physical arousal. 
 secure attachment. 
 the matching phenomenon. 

5. When benefits are proportional to contributions in a relationship, 

 equity exists. 
 mutuality exists. 
 equality necessarily exists. 
 companionate love exists. 

6. The tendency for one person’s intimacy of self-disclosure to match that of a conversational 
partner is called 

 reciprocal exchange. 
 disclosure reciprocity. 
 mutual self-revelation. 
 the matching phenomenon. 

7. To marry for “as long as we both shall love” is more characteristic of 

 men than women. 
 individualists than collectivists. 
 collectivists than individualists. 
 the wealthy than the middle-class. 

8. Sustained satisfaction in close relationships depends on 
 the religiosity of the partners. 
 the time & effort people put into them. 
 maintaining equality of each partner’s inputs. 
 a certain amount of complementarity between partners. 

9. Self-disclosure involves 

 closing down emotionally. 
 revealing intimate aspects of oneself to others. 
 protecting oneself by closing off part of oneself from others. 
 stopping oneself from getting involved in an intimate relationship. 

10. According to research friendships & romantic relationships that form on the Internet are

•  less likely to last for at least 2 years. 
 •  more likely to last for at least 2 years. 
  •  more likely to lead to marriage within 6 months. 
   •  more likely to end in disappointment & disillusionment.
11. _____________ "is a deep & vital emotion resulting from significant need satisfaction, coupled with a caring for 
& acceptance of the beloved & resulting in an intimate relationship." 

•  Love 
 •  Emotion 
  •  Affection 
   •  Erotic Attachment
12. ________ is to companionate love as ________ is to intimate love. 

•  superficiality; depth 
 •  depth; superficiality 
  •  arousal; self-disclosure 
   •  self-disclosure; arousal 
13. Which of the following is not a John Alan Lee love style?

•  ludus 
 •  storge 
  •  pragma 
   •  lleuranois
14. Men

•  fall more readily in love. 
 •  fall out of love more slowly than women. 
  •  are less likely to break up a premarital romance. 
   • do all of the above.
                             Social Psychology
                               Robert C. Gates