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Slow traffic. Screaming children. A job interview. A crumbling marriage. Any of these could be a stressful situation. We all face stress in our lives, and some days are more stressful than others. Stress can take its toll on our physical and mental health. Find out more by taking the quiz below.

1. Acute stress is the most common form of stress and can be thrilling and exciting in small doses. Which of these can cause acute stress?
a.
Having a tight deadline for a project at work
b. Skiing downhill on a difficult slope
c. Ongoing money problems
d. A and B

2. Which of these is a symptom of acute stress?
a. Heartburn
b. Diarrhea
c. Sweaty palms
d. Dizziness
e. All of the above

3. Chronic stress wears at people day after day. Which of these is an example of chronic stress?
a. An unhappy marriage
b. Making a presentation before a roomful of people
c. Dissatisfaction with a job
d. A and C

4. Stress can affect not only your health, but also other aspects of your life. What else can be affected by stress?
a. Family relationships
b. Work performance
c. Your attention to safety
d. All of the above

5. Which of these suggestions is an effective way to deal with stress?
a. Meditation
b. Exercise
c. Talking with others
d. All of the above

Answers: 1. D, 2. E, 3. D, 4. D, 5. D
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