What Do You Know About Stress?

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Stress Quizzes & Trivia

The answers to the following questions can be found in your 30 facts about Stress handout.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    High amounts of stress cause a person's hair to turn grey.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    While it is a myth that stress can turn hair gray, stress can cause hair loss. In fact, telogen effluvium (hair loss) can begin up to three months after a stressful event.

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  • 2. 

    Stress can alter __________ levels, which can cause mood swings, fatigue, hyperglycemia, and metabolic syndrome, a major risk factor for heart attack and diabetes.

    • A.

      Hormone

    • B.

      White blood cell

    • C.

      Blood sugar

    • D.

      Red blood cell

    Correct Answer
    C. Blood sugar
    Explanation
    Stress can alter blood sugar levels, which can cause mood swings, fatigue, hyperglycemia, and metabolic syndrome, a major risk factor for heart attack and diabetes.

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  • 3. 

    Young people from military families who have a deployed parent report lower levels of stress and emotional problems than other adolescents and teens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Young people from military families who have a deployed parent report higher levels of stress and emotional problems than other adolescents and teens.

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  • 4. 

    When cells shrink due to exposure to stress hormones, they disconnect from each other, which contributes to ______.

    • A.

      Weight gain

    • B.

      Weight loss

    • C.

      Excitement

    • D.

      Depression

    Correct Answer
    D. Depression
    Explanation
    When cells shrink due to exposure to stress hormones, they disconnect from each other, which contributes to depression.

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  • 5. 

    Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Stress has been found to be a contributing factor to various health conditions and behaviors that can lead to death. Research has shown that chronic stress can increase the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, and liver cirrhosis. Additionally, stress can also impact decision-making and increase the likelihood of accidents. Furthermore, stress can have a detrimental effect on mental health and increase the risk of suicide. Therefore, it can be concluded that stress is indeed linked to the six leading causes of death mentioned.

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  • 6. 

    The top three stressful cities in America are ______________, ________________, __________________.

    • A.

      Chicago, Ilinois; Jersey City, New Jersey; Arlington, Washington

    • B.

      Cincinnati, Ohio; Los Angeles, California; and Washington DC

    • C.

      Chicago, Ilinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; and New York, New York

    • D.

      Chicago, Ilinois; Los Angeles, California; and New York, New York

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago, Ilinois; Los Angeles, California; and New York, New York
    Explanation
    The top three stressful cities in America are Chicago, Ilinois; Los Angeles, California; and New York, New York.

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  • 7. 

    Research has shown that milk chocolate reduces stress hormones such as cortisol and other fight-flight hormones. Additionally, cocoa is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Research has shown that dark chocolate reduces stress hormones such as cortisol and other fight-flight hormones. Additionally, cocoa is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids.

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  • 8. 

    The stress hormone _________ not only causes abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also enlarges individual fat cells, leading to what researchers call “diseased” fat.

    • A.

      Prolactin

    • B.

      Cortisol

    • C.

      Insulin

    • D.

      Catecholamines

    Correct Answer
    B. Cortisol
    Explanation
    The stress hormone cortisol not only causes abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also enlarges individual fat cells, leading to what researchers call “diseased” fat.

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  • 9. 

    Stress has been called “the silent killer” and can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Stress is often referred to as "the silent killer" because it can have serious negative effects on our health. It can contribute to the development of heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. These conditions can be life-threatening and therefore stress should not be taken lightly. Therefore, the statement "Stress has been called 'the silent killer' and can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat" is true.

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  • 10. 

    Laughing lowers stress hormones (like cortisol, epinephrine, and adrenaline) and strengthens the immune system by releasing _______.

    • A.

      Healthy oxidants

    • B.

      Hormone- enhancing hormones

    • C.

      Health-enhancing blockers

    • D.

      Health-enhancing hormones

    Correct Answer
    D. Health-enhancing hormones
    Explanation
    Laughing lowers stress hormones (like cortisol, epinephrine, and adrenaline) and strengthens the immune system by releasing health-enhancing hormones.

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