__________________________ Date: _____________ 1.The disorder that is characterized by eating binges followed by forced vomiting is called:…

Name: __________________________ Date: _____________

1.The disorder that is characterized by eating binges followed by forced vomiting is called:



C)anorexia nervosa.

D)bulimia nervosa.

2.A person who loses weight by forcing herself to vomit after meals or by using laxatives, and who otherwise fits the definition of anorexia, is experiencing:

A)binge-eating/purging anorexia nervosa.

B)food-phobia anorexia nervosa.

C)restricted-type anorexia nervosa.

D)variable limited anorexia nervosa.

3.Although most victims recover from eating disorders, between ______ and ______ of them become so seriously ill that they die from medical problems or from suicide.

A)2 percent; 6 percent

B)6 percent; 10 percent

C)10 percent; 14 percent

D)14 percent; 18 percent

4.What percentage of individuals with anorexia die from medical complications?

A)less than 2 percent

B)2 to 6 percent

C)10 to 20 percent

D)almost 25 percent

5.People suffering from anorexia nervosa tend to:

A)overestimate their body size.

B)underestimate their body size.

C)correctly estimate their body size.

D)vary in accuracy in estimating their body size.

6.Anorexic individuals often show which of the following personality chracteristics?


B)low anxiety

C)multiple phobias

D)episodes of mania

7.Consequences of anorexia nervosa include all of the following EXCEPT:


B)dry, rough, cracked skin.

C)fever and high blood pressure.

D)development of the silky hair that covers newborns.

8.Bulimia is always characterized by:

A)uncontrollable overeating.

B)obsessive-compulsive disorder.

C)fasting and frantic exercise.

D)being underweight.

9.The first step in treating anorexia nervosa is to:

A)correct family coping patterns.

B)resolve unresolved oral conflicts.

C)correct maladaptive thought patterns.

D)help the person start to regain the lost weight.

10.The treatment that has been the MOST popular for restoring weight among anorexic persons is:

A)drug therapy.

B)intravenous feedings.

C)supportive psychotherapy.

D)supportive nursing care and a high-calorie diet.