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Test Your Knowledge About Loneliness

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This quiz will ask some basic questions about the topic of loneliness. The answers for each question are based on research findings on loneliness. If you don't know the correct answer, just take your best guess. The correct answer with an explanation will be revealed after you submit your answer.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People who feel lonely are very few and far between. They are the oddballs of society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    You can feel lonely both when you are by yourself with no one else around or in the middle of a crowd, surrounded by others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which two periods in the lifespan: young adults (19-40), middle aged adults (40-65), seniors (65+) are most likely to feel lonely?
    • A. 

      Young adults and middle aged adults

    • B. 

      Middle aged adults and seniors

    • C. 

      Young adults and seniors

  • 4. 
    If you experience loneliness, what is the BEST way to cope with it?
    • A. 

      Sit around and think about why you feel lonely and how to get rid of it

    • B. 

      Talk to someone about how you feel and why you feel that way

    • C. 

      Listen to music, exercise, or work on a hobby

    • D. 

      Watch TV, sleep it off, or use drugs

  • 5. 
    One of the best and most effective ways of permanently curing loneliness is to find a romantic partner, someone who will provide the unconditional love that we need to satisfy our lonely desires.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Loneliness is a form of depression.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Loneliness can make you physically ill.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    It is possible that someone can appear to be extroverted, outgoing, and have good social skills but still be very lonely.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    One of the most effective treatments for individuals who feel chronically lonely is to join a club or group.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the kinds of thoughts a chronically lonely person would have?
    • A. 

      If I approach that person to talk with them, most likely they will reject me

    • B. 

      People are selfish, self-centered, and cannot be trusted

    • C. 

      Why would anyone be interested in me, I'm not very interesting.

  • 11. 
    Often (but not always), individuals who are chroncially lonely, have some kind of childhood trauma (such as child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, bullying, etc.).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Self-help books/websites are good ways of curing one's feelings of chronic loneliness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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