What Is Optimism? - Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of optimism?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of pessimism?

2. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of being optimistic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Optimism is a highly desired trait, indicating large amounts of positivity. In this quiz, you'll recall various advantages of optimism, as well as understand whether something is or is not a characteristic relating to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This optimism quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Determine what is not a characteristic of optimism
  • Know what is not a characteristic of pessimism
  • Understand what is not an advantage to being optimistic
  • Consider which of given statements is not true
  • Recognize advantages of optimism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on optimism
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a characteristic of optimism and pessimism
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the advantages of optimism

Additional Learning

The lesson on optimism covers the following objectives:

  • Define optimism
  • Contrast with pessimism
  • List benefits of optimism
  • Look at examples of both traits in real-life scenarios