Themes in Chinese Psychology 2nd Edition by Catherine Tien – Test Bank




Themes in Chinese Psychology 2nd Edition by Catherine Tien – Test Bank

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1. According to Taoism, human beings should cherish their relationships with
Nature, and maintain harmony by
a. following the Tao
b. protecting the environment
c. understanding Nature
d. all of the above
Answer: a
2. Tao
a. is just a concept and need not to be lived and experienced
b. is in line with human nature.
c. entails dominating and controlling
d. is the way of Nature
Answer: d
3. The Taoist concept of Wu Wei refers to
a. inactivity
b. no action
c. not acting in contradiction to Nature
d. not acting inappropriately
Answer: c
4. The typical Taoist is
a. Passive
b. Receptive
c. Observant
d. Reluctant to change
Answer: c
5. Which of the following is not Five Elements in Taoism?
a. Wood
b. Earth
c. Fire
d. Soil
Answer: d
6. Which of the following is not one of the Three Treasures in Taoism?
a. Hard‐working
b. Compassion and kindness
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c. Not daring to be the first
d. Economy
Answer: a
7. Tao Te ChingTao
a. contains the teachings of Lao Tzu
b. contains the teachings of Chuang Tzu
c. contains the teachings of Confucius
d. contains the teachings of Mencius
Answer: a
8. The Classics of Nan Hua 南華經
a. contains the teachings of Mencius
b. contains the teachings of Confucius
c. contains the teachings of Chuang Tzu
d. contains the teachings of Lao Tzu
Answer: c
9. Which of the following is not one of the five attitudes of Taoism which can be
incorporated into the practice of counseling?
a. respecting Nature’s rhythm
b. maintain peace of mind
c. be self aware
d. none of the above
Answer: d
10. Taoism emphasizes
a. the pursuit of personal happiness
b. the pursuit of society harmony
c. the pursuit of universal happiness
d. the pursuit of universal harmony
Answer: d
11. In applying the Taoist concept of the Taoist concept of “The Named” in
psychotherapy, we realize that the importance of words is that
a. when we find the right words to describe our state of mind, a paradigm shift may
b. when used correctly, they facilitate accurate diagnosis
c. they bring to consciousness awareness what is hidden in the preconscious or
d. they are instrumental in achieving catharsis
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Answer: a
12. In the Taoist conception, the primary emotion of the Wood Personality is
a. free‐floating anxiety
b. melancholia
c. anger
d. sadness
Answer: a
13. The emotion mostly associated with the Fire Personality according to the Taoist
conception is:
a. sadness
b. fear
c. joy
d. Anger
Answer: c
14. Taoist humanism is characterized by
a. maintaining a non‐competitive profile
b. not interfering with the true nature of things
c. acting in moderation
d. all of the above
Answer: d


Multiple Choice Questions with Answers
1. In the social orientation model, life sphere was described as being composed of
a. The person and the environment
b. The society and the person
c. The society and the environment
d. The person, the society, and the environment
Answer: a
2. Which of the following is not one of the four modalities in Chinese social
a. Familistic orientation
b. Relationship orientation
c. authoritarian orientation
d. none of the above
Answer: d
3. Recent evidence indicates that the Chinese are becoming more
a. socially‐oriented
b. family‐oriented
c. individually‐oriented
d. environmentally‐oriented
Answer: c
4. In person‐in‐relations model, Chinese person’s self identity is defined primarily by
a. personality
b. networks of interpersonal relationships
c. family background
d. personal attributes
Answer: b
5. The Chinese self is not a composite of
a. large self and small self
b. operating self and private self
c. large self and operating self
d. small self and operating self
Answer: c
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6. A Chinese approaches
a. learning about his/her limits
b. making efforts to extend or breach his/her limits
c. fighting against the odds
d. all of the above
Answer: d
7. The Chinese are not concerned about
a. meaning of life
b. face
c. lineage prolongation
d. other people’s opinion
Answer: a
8. Which of the following is not one of the four factors underlying causal attribution?
a. locus
b. stability
c. controllability
d. logic
Answer: d
9. Your Chinese clients are
a. generally very open to probabilistic thinking
b. likely to find assignments of probabilities to be natural
c. inclined to view uncertainties as challenge
d less inclined towards probabilistic thinking of uncertain events
Answer: d
10. The Chinese humility norm is related to the ___________________ of the
a. social belief
b. environment beliefs
c. attributional patterns
d. contributional patterns
Answer: c
11. Feng Shui is an example of
a. primary control
b. secondary control
c. conscious control
d. unconscious control
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Answer: b
12. Chinese social orientation is a set of closely related modalities. These include:
i. family orientation, other orientation
ii. authoritarian orientation, relationship orientation
iii. relational orientation, parental orientation
a. i and ii
b. ii and iii
c. i and iii
d. all of above
Answer: a
13. The authoritarian orientation, according to Yang Kuo‐shu, has its roots in
a. relational formalism
b. authority worship
c. patriarchal system
d. the we‐them distinction
Answer: c
14. Poor psychological health in the Chinese is related to
a. externality in locus of control
b. internality in locus of control
c. superstitions about feng shui
d. Taoist practice of traditional medicine
Answer: a
15. In terms of regulation of behavior, Chinese societies emphasize
a. role of legal regulations
b. role of internal discipline
c. family orientation
d. individual morality
Answer: d
16. The authoritarian orientation of the Chinese refers to which characteristic
reactions towards authority?
a. sensitivity, obedience, non‐assertion
b. dependence, absolute obedience, incongruence
c. sensitivity, consistency, hierarchy
d. worship, dependence, sensitivity
Answer: d
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17. For Chinese people, externality with respect to locus of control is:
a. absolute
b. temporal
c. context‐specific
d. fallacious
Answer: c


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