Nce Practice Exam Questions

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Nce Practice Exam Questions

To be a certified National Counselor there are some theories on human behavior you need to understand fully. Test how well you understand them by taking up the practice exam below and get to know more about those you are not so sure about. All the best and good luck in your finals!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Past motives and future aspirations.

    • B. 

      Active strivings and past fears

    • C. 

      Conception of self and the real self

    • D. 

      Approach and avoidance tendencies

  • 2. 
    Freud is most closely associated with the idea of
    • A. 

      Trait theory.

    • B. 

      Type theory.

    • C. 

      Psychosexual stages.

    • D. 

      Psychosocial stages.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Foreplay

    • B. 

      Excitement

    • C. 

      Relaxation

    • D. 

      Afterplay

  • 4. 
    By "congruence," Rogers means close matching of
    • A. 

      Needs and goals.

    • B. 

      Client and counselor.

    • C. 

      Awareness and experience.

    • D. 

      Feelings and perceptions.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      "What do you think is your real motivation for coming here today?"

    • B. 

      "You shouldn't feel that way about all counselors, some are better than others."

    • C. 

      You're uncertain why you came here today because you don't feel you've been helped in the past."

    • D. 

      "You say you've never been helped by a counselor, and yet you are here."

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Intermember acceptance

    • B. 

      Group cohesiveness

    • C. 

      Intimacy for self disclosure

    • D. 

      Freedom

  • 7. 
    For Rogers, the best approach for bringing about personality change is to
    • A. 

      Reward socially appropriate behaviors.

    • B. 

      Promote optimism.

    • C. 

      Give unconditional positive regard.

    • D. 

      Extinguish undesirable behaviors.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Classical conditioning

    • B. 

      Operant reinforcement

    • C. 

      Personality study

    • D. 

      Psychological testing

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Psychoanalytic

    • B. 

      Rational emotive

    • C. 

      Existential

    • D. 

      Perceptual

  • 10. 
    Which of the following counseling approaches places central importance on clients making value judgments about current behaviors?
    • A. 

      Client-centered counseling

    • B. 

      Reality therapy

    • C. 

      Adlerian therapy

    • D. 

      Gestalt therapy

  • 11. 
    Which of the following client behaviors is NOT a sign of client resistance?
    • A. 

      Frequent change of topics

    • B. 

      Increased self-disclosure

    • C. 

      Verbal messages incongruent with nonverbal signals

    • D. 

      Decreased eye contact

  • 12. 
    Life-styling workshops generally include
    • A. 

      Role-playing and group discussions.

    • B. 

      Existential messages.

    • C. 

      T-group activities.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Initial

    • B. 

      Transition

    • C. 

      Working

    • D. 

      Final

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Try to shape the members' values.

    • B. 

      Avoid imposing personal values.

    • C. 

      Be value free.

    • D. 

      Never expose personal values.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      There are clearly defined roles for group members.

    • B. 

      The group exerts pressure on a member to become someting other than what he/she starts as.

    • C. 

      The major confrontation a group member experiences is with himself/herself.

    • D. 

      An individual must sit on the "hot seat" when asked to do so.

  • 16. 
    Counselors use __________ groups to help members fulfill needs for support, feedback, and learning. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      Sensitivity

    • C. 

      Encounter

    • D. 

      Developmental

  • 17. 
    Jerry Jones wanted to manage a business of his own but did not have the capital to get started. He settled for a job as a clerk  in a sporting goods store but made contacts with others who would be willing to back him in setting up his own business. In a few years, with the help of backers, he opened his own store, "The Fallen Arch." This business flourished. Soon after, he capitalized on his public relations ability and expanded by opening branches in several other cities. If we use either Ginzberg's first or revised formulations to explain Jerry's career development, we would say tht this is an illustration of
    • A. 

      Optimization.

    • B. 

      Organizational adaptation.

    • C. 

      Constraints reduction.

    • D. 

      Compromise.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is the most appropriate career education activity for the elementary school?
    • A. 

      Practicing job interviews

    • B. 

      Writing a detailed report of requirements for an occupation

    • C. 

      Developing an awareness of work as a life activity

    • D. 

      Taking an interest inventory for career planning

  • 19. 
    Appropriate career education activities for the elementary school include
    • A. 

      Visiting a local newspaper

    • B. 

      A school "placement office" for "employment in school activities."

    • C. 

      Parent visits to classes to describe their occupations.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describes current knowledge of the relationship between peoples' cultural and economic characteristics and their career development?
    • A. 

      Research provides clear evidence of the inhibiting effects of cultural deprivation on career development.

    • B. 

      Research involving cultural deprivation and career development indicates that individual demographic characteristics are not important.

    • C. 

      Research on cultural deprivation as it relates to career development is best conducted in "developing" nations where the phenomenon is pervasive as opposed to sporadic.

    • D. 

      Research is lacking in regard to understanding of the relationship between cultural deprivation and career development.

  • 21. 
    Interest inventories are least useful for
    • A. 

      Predicting achievement

    • B. 

      Predicting job satisfaction

    • C. 

      Clarifying interest patterns

    • D. 

      Clarifying experiences

  • 22. 
    A counselor asks, "I wonder how the new job seems to you?" This is an example of what type of question?
    • A. 

      Double-intention

    • B. 

      Closed

    • C. 

      Open

    • D. 

      Indirect

  • 23. 
    A norm table may include all of the following EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      Raw scores

    • B. 

      Percentile ranks

    • C. 

      Standard scores

    • D. 

      Standard error of measurement

  • 24. 
    What is the mean of a z score distribution?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      50

  • 25. 
    In a normal distribution which as the highest value?
    • A. 

      Mode

    • B. 

      Mean

    • C. 

      Median

    • D. 

      All of the above