Questions 31-40 refer to the following passage.
Stress is with us all the time. It comes frommental or emotional activity as well as
physical activity. It is unique and personal to each of us. Sopersonal, in fact, that what may
be relaxing to one person may be stressful to another. Forexample, if you're a busy executive
who likes to keep occupied all of the time, "taking it easy"at the beach on a beautiful day may
feel extremely frustrating, nonproductive, and upsetting. You maybe emotionally distressed
from "doing nothing." Too much emotional stress cancause physical illnesses such as high
blood pressure, ulcers, or even heart disease. Physical stressfrom work or exercise is not
likely to cause such ailments. The truth is that physicalexercise can help you to relax and to
better handle your mental or emotional stress.
31. In line 2, "unique" most nearly means
32. Which of the following people would find "taking it easy"stressful?
(A) Construction worker
(B) Business executive
(C) Farm worker
(D) Truck driver
33. In line 5, "distressed" most nearly means
34. In line 8, "ailments" most nearly means
35. Which of the following would be a determinant as to whatpeople find stressful?
(C) Marital status
(D) Shoe size
36. This article, published by the Department of Health and HumanServices, probably came from the
(A) Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(B) Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration.
(C) Education Administration.
(D) Communicable Diseases Administration,
37. Stress is
(D) the same for all people.
38. A source of stress NOT specifically mentioned in this passageis
(A) educational activity.
(B) physical activity.
(C) mental activity.
(D) emotional activity.
39. Physical problems caused by emotional stress can appear asall of the following except
(C) heart disease.
(D) high blood pressure.
40. One method mentioned to help handle stress is
(A) physical exercise.
(D) taking it easy.