EXERCISES, LESSON 3
Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that best
answers the question or completes the incomplete statement.
After you have completed all of these exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at
the end of the lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly,
reread the material referenced with the solution.
What factor determines whether a sedative-hypnotic is more useful as a sedative
or more useful as a hynotic?
a. Its length of action.
b. Its potency per milligram.
The rapidity with which it takes effect.
d. Its specific effect on the electric currents in the brain.
What effect should a moderate dose of a sedative-hypnotic have on the
performance of a student taking a difficult examination?
a. Immediate sleep.
b. Improved performance due to enhanced powers of concentration.
Unjustified feeling of performing well.
d. No effect.
When a client is being treated for neurotic anxiety with a sedative, why is a long--
acting sedative usually preferred?
a. To avoid psychological dependence on the drug.
b. To avoid the troublesome labor of frequently administering a drug.
d. To utilize the greater potency of long-acting sedatives.