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The Career Counselor
by Leslie L. Parrott, Ed.D. and Les Parrott III, Ph.D.
© 1995.
(Word Publishing: Nashville, TN). All rights reserved. [306 p]
[Answer 14 of 20 questions correctly to receive
14 hours of Continuing Education credit.]


Chapter Two -- Godís Will, Calling, and the Career Journey (p 25-47)
1. During Biblical times, vocational decisions were
a. made primarily by intuition.
b. predetermined by family and environment.
c. discerned through special revelation.
d. based on many available choices.

2. Godís will is BEST determined through
a. self-knowledge.
b. circumstances.
c. counsel from others.
d. careful planning.

Chapter Three -- The Power of Family in Career Development (p 48-66)
3. According to psychologist Richard Bradley, siblings tend to select ______ careers.
a. stable
b. lucrative
c. the same
d. different

4. Which of the following persons requires the LEAST help from a vocational counselor?
 a. free agent-decided
 b. free agent-undecided
 c. family agent-decided
 d. family agent-undecided

Chapter Four -- Applying Biblical Insights to Career Counseling
(p 67-86)

5. In the Bible, the story of ______ shows that God uses the desires of our hearts to advance His plans and promises in the world.
a. Abraham
b. Jacob
c. Joseph
d. Moses

6. Mother Clara Hale was a "_______".
a. transformer
b. homesteader
c. explorer
d. late bloomer

Chapter Five -- Teenagers and Career Exploration
7. Parents have the greatest influence when it comes to their teenagersí
a. personal identity.
b. immediate decisions.
c. long-range plans.
d. choice of friends.

Chapter Six -- Young Adults and Career Decision Making (p 112-131)
8. According to developmental experts, the two major impulses that need to be managed are
a. anger and sex.
b. anger and greed.
c. greed and sex.
d. eating and sex.

Chapter Seven -- Midcareer Changes (p 132-149)
9. In a study of mid-life career changers, the most frequent reason for changing jobs was
a. increased salary.
b. more time with family.
c. more recreation time.
d. more meaningful work.
10. Researcher Lydia Bronte found that ____ of people over 65 years old in the United States are active in vocational or avocational pursuits.
a. 25%
b. 45%
c. 65%
d. 85%

Chapter Eight -- Postretirement Adjustment (p 150-168)
11. After studying the development of mental processes for over 30 years in adult residents of Seattle, Washington, Dr. K. Warner Schaie found that by age 80, two-thirds of the group members experienced
a. an improvement in their cognitive abilities.
b. no change in their cognitive abilities.
c. a decrease in their cognitive abilities.

Chapter Nine -- Surviving A Career Crisis (p 169-185)
12. Maurers and Glassners’ interviews with people suffering job loss show that the most debilitating impact of career crisis is
a. income reduction.
b. self-blame.
c. relocation.
d. loss of friends.

13. A study conducted by Southern Methodist University of recently fired, middle-aged, professional men found that ______ was an effective intervention for coping with job loss.
a. exercising three times each week
b. taking a long vacation
c. writing in a journal about the job loss
d. taking up a new hobby

Chapter Ten -- Women and Career Development (p 186-204)
14. The best way for a woman to respond to any level of sexual harassment in the workplace is
a. to pay no attention to it when it does happen.
b. to treat it as harmless office banter.
c. to give the offender the benefit of the doubt.
d. to set firm boundaries right away.

Chapter Eleven -- Special Populations and Career Development
(p 205-223)

15. An indirect counseling approach in the form of storytelling, anecdotes and humor is recommended for
a. African-Americans.
b. Asian-Americans.
c. Hispanic-Americans.
d. Native Americans.

Chapter Twelve -- Assessing Personality, Interests, Aptitudes,
and Abilities (p 227-246)

16. The General Aptitude Test Battery measures all of the following EXCEPT
a. intelligence.
b. motor coordination.
c. motivation.
d. manual dexterity.

Chapter Thirteen -- Equipping for the Job Search (p 247-263)
17. The best source for job leads is
a. close friends.
b. relatives.
c. acquaintances.
d. the newspaper.

18. A survey of employers in large American corporations found which to be the number one problem with the content of resumes?
a. too long
b. poor grammar
c. too boring
d. spelling errors

Chapter Fourteen -- Developing a Career Resource Center (p 264-278)
19. A Career Resource Center (CRC)
a. requires a lot of space.
b. costs a lot of money.
c. should be located directly in the counseling office.
d. is often supported by an advisory committee.

Chapter Fifteen -- Keys to a Successful Career (p 279-289)
20. The Institute for Socio-Economic Studies found that ____ of over one thousand people who had won one million dollars or more in a lottery retired from work altogether.
a. 16%
b. 36%
c. 56%
d. 76%