Realistic vs Optimistic Thinking - Quiz & Worksheet


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Realists tend to act according to their perception of _____.

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1. The optimist believes that _____.

2. Which of the following statements reflects the point of view of the pessimist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to evaluate your understanding about optimism and pessimism. Questions will focus on definitions as well as example situations involving different types of viewpoints.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll see how much you understand about:

  • What a realist bases their actions upon
  • How an optimist thinks things will turn out
  • What a realist and optimist would say about a half glass of water

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine different people's points of view to recognize who would likely have a specific viewpoint
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as realist and optimist
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how a realist is likely to characterize a glass that is half filled with water

Additional Learning

Learn more about realism and optimism using the lesson titled Realistic vs Optimistic Thinking. It will show you new information like:

  • Why optimism and pessimism are considered emotional viewpoints while realism is not
  • What trait can cause optimists to be risk takers
  • Why the realist can sometimes lose out to the optimist