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A person with ________ is said to have a high degree of wellness. A) a healthy emotional life B) friends and family C) good safety habits D) a balanced life Feedback: A person with a balanced life is said to have a high degree of wellness, an overall state of well-being. [page 5]


What is the goal of health education? A) to balance physical and emotional health B) to give people the tools for living a long time C) to teach people to use their seatbelts D) to help people achieve a balanced diet Feedback: The goal of health education is to give people the tools they need to help them live long, energetic, and productive lives. [page 7]


Which is NOT a goal of Healthy People 2010? A) to remove health differences among Americans B) to increase the quality of health enjoyed by all Americans C) to teach people to let their doctors make their health decisions D) to get people and their communities to work together to improve their health Feedback: The goal of Healthy People 2010 is to increase the quality and years of healthy life for Americans, to remove health differences that result from factors such as gender and location, and to get people and communities to work together. [page 7]


Which is NOT an element in the triangle of health? A) Inherited health B) Mental health C) Physical health D) Social health Feedback: The three elements of health—physical, mental/emotional, and social—are interconnected, like the sides of a triangle. [page 10]


Your peers can affect your health positively because A) they can pressure you to be a part of the group. B) they are good role models. C) they counteract the effects of living in an unhealthy environment. D) they know more about you than your parents or doctors do. Feedback: Loyal and supportive friends who care about their health can have a positive effect on your own health. [page 13]


How does understanding your culture positively affect your health? A) It lets you know the health problems you have inherited. B) It teaches you how to follow in your family's footsteps. C) It gives you a sense of identity. D) It controls your behavior toward food and physical activity. Feedback: Your culture gives you a sense of identity. [page 14]

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Why is the Internet a good source of health information? A) It always provides reliable information. B) It publishes advertisements from health providers. C) It provides entertainment as well as information. D) It provides access to reliable sources of health information. Feedback: Advances in information delivery systems, such as the Internet, have put access to information from thousands of sources at your fingertips. [page 15]


ich is an example of a positive technological advance in the world of health? A) Video games B) Automobiles C) Cancer screenings D) Computers Feedback: Advances in medical screenings have helped large numbers of people live longer. [page 16]


Which is an example of risky health behavior? A) wearing a bicycle helmet B) exercising regularly C) avoiding alcohol D) smoking Feedback: Risk behaviors are actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others. [page 17]


________ is the avoidance of harmful behaviors. A) Abstinence B) Cumulative risk C) Responsibility D) Social health Feedback: Abstinence is avoiding harmful behaviors, including the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. [page 20]

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