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Examination Study Guide: The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear
Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence
Gavin de Becker

15 CEHs

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Examination Questions
Chapter 1: In the Presence of Danger
1. Women visit emergency rooms for injuries caused bytheir husbands or boyfriends ____ often than for injuries from car accidents, robberies, and rapes combined. a. less b. more 2. According to the author, Americans worship logic, even when it’s wrong, and deny intuition, even when it’s right. a. True b. False 3. According to the author, every thought is ____ by a perception, every impulse is ____ by a thought, every action is ____ by an impulse, andman is not so private a being that his behavior is unseen, his patterns undetectable. a. followed b. augmented c. preceded d. none of the above

Chapter 2: The Technology of Intuition
4. According to the author, intuition is a gift we all have, whereas retention of knowledge is a skill. a. True b. False 5. According to the author, the mental energy we use searching for the innocent explanationto everything could more constructively be applied to: a. predicting what might happen next b. overcoming our feelings of fear c. ignoring our survival skills d. evaluating the environment for important information

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Chapter 3: The Academy of Prediction
6. According to research compiled by the FBI behavioral scientist Robert Ressler, ____ of serial killers had been abused as children, either with violence, neglect, or humiliation. a. 50% b. 66% c. 82% d. 100% 7. According to the author, a violent history experienced in childhood ____ ensure a violent future. a. does b. doesnot

Chapter 4: Survival Signals
8. As an effective way to establish premature trust, use of the word “we” is referred to as: a. “involuntary participation” b. “indirect linking” c. “forced teaming” d. none of the above 9. According to the author, declining to hear ____ is a signal that someone is either seeking control or refusing to relinquish it, and is a word that must never be negotiated.a. approval b. no c. rejection d. none of the above 10. When it comes to danger, intuition is always right in at least which of the following ways? a. It is always in response to something. b. It always has your best interest at heart. c. all of the above d. none of the above

Chapter 5: Imperfect Strangers
11. According to the author, no matter how aberrant the person whose behavior you seek topredict, no matter how different from them you may be, you must: a. find in them a part of yourself b. find in yourself a part of them c. find in them a part of yourself, and in yourself a part of them d. none of the above 12. According to the author, the process of predicting violent behavior and non-violent behavior is: a. identical b. the exact opposite

Chapter 6: High-Stakes Predictions13. The evaluation of the mental and emotional processes that leads to the decision to use violence can be broken down into the following four elements: a. circumstances, motive, benefits, and consequences b. justification, alternatives, consequences, and ability c. opportunity, justification, benefits, and consequences d. none of the above

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