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Want to Know t ant to Know the Answers to NPTEL DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 03? This article will tell you the answer to the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) Course “Developing Soft Skills and Personality”. So read the complete article carefully.

What is Developing Soft Skills and Personality?

The course aims to cause a basic awareness about the significance of soft skills in professional and interpersonal communications and facilitate an all-around development of personality. Hard or technical skills help to secure a basic position in one’s life and career. But only soft skills can ensure a person retain it, climb further, reach a pinnacle, achieve excellence, and derive fulfillment and supreme joy.

Soft skills comprise pleasant and appealing personality traits as self-confidence, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, social grace, flexibility, friendliness, and effective communication skills

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of the average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF THE AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

The certificate will have your name, photograph, and score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 03 ANSWERS

Question 01 of 25

Who among the following made the quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit?”  

A) Dalai Lama 

B) Marshall McLuhan 

C) Abdul Kalam 

D) R. K. Narayan 

E) Aristotle

F) Bluma Zeigarnik

The answer is – (E) Aristotle

Question 02 of 25

If the maxim: “Circumstance does not make a man; it reveals him,” were to be true, which one of the following rejoinders should follow William Golding’s assertion: “The Beast is within us?”: 

A) It can destroy ourselves as well as our enemies.  

B) You need to channel your energies in the right direction.  

C) God is also within us.   

D) We can only hope it does not damage us.  

E) It brings out the best in us.  It can help us overcome our difficulties. 

The answer is – (C) God is also within us.   

Question 03 of 25

If one is under a lot of stress, sometimes one takes to smoking. What is the role that Dopamine plays in choosing to smoke when one is stressed out?  

A) Dopamine makes one think clearly and removes one’s sense of guilt or regret.  

B) Dopamine transports one to the 1940s when people were misled by the notion that smoking is good for their health.  

C) Dopamine makes one’s brain slow down, due to which they make strange decisions like smoking.  

D) Dopamine induces feelings of pleasure, and it can get stimulated by the use of some drugs or due to certain bad habits. Therefore, when a person smokes, Dopamine negates the stress with feelings of pleasure, due to which the person is likely to repeat the process the next time.  

E) When a person smokes, dopamine gets released, which helps them stay away from alcohol. The body likes this and remembers this, and the next time they have stressed the body seeks out the comfort of smoking, again. 

The answer is – (C) Dopamine makes one’s brain slow down, due to which they make strange decisions like smoking.  

Question 04 of 25

How does the Zeigarnik Effect impact the human mind?  

A) It makes the mind think about an unfinished task, especially, when it is about to begin a new task.  

B) It makes the mind idle till the time available for the completion of a job.  

C) It makes the mind seek pain and accept it as part of life.  

D) It makes the mind hyperactive and does multitasking easily.  

E) It makes the mind delusional and stops doing any work.  

F) It makes the mind ecstatic and makes one forget about the job stress. 

The answer is – (A) It makes the mind think about an unfinished task, especially, when it is about to begin a new task.  

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 03 ANSWERS

Question 05 of 25

Which aspect of the Zeigarnik Effect makes it dangerous for one to start watching a television series? 

A) The serial killer effect.  

B) The insomniac and sleep-walking effect.  

C) The anxiety is triggered in the brain till the entire story is known.  

D) The depression created in the brain by the inevitable turn of events.  

E) The hang-over is created in the brain once the show is over.  

F) The virtual reality it makes us inhabit. 

The answer is – (C) The anxiety triggered in the brain till the entire story is known.  

Question 06 of 25

To manage a task efficiently, which one of the following is a healthy practice to acquire?  

A) Always follow social expectations when it comes to life choices.  

B) Look for quick means of pleasuring yourself when you feel stressed.  

C) Leave a task halfway if it gets complicated, and take up something else that is easy.  

D) Do as much work as you possibly can, without bothering about the quality.  

E) Never leave a task unfinished so that you can concentrate fully on each task at hand. 

F) Wait for the right mood to finish a long-pending task. 

The answer is – (E) Never leave a task unfinished so that you can concentrate fully on each task at hand. 

Question 07 of 25

Which of the following is the most crucial one about bad habits? 

A) Nobody cares whether you have good habits or bad habits if you are doing well in life.  

B) Unless everybody else around us stops pursuing their bad habits, there is no point in doing anything about our own bad habits.

C) It is very important to stop bad habit formation right at the start. 

D) Good and bad habits are just social perceptions, it is not important to pay attention to them.  

E) It is impossible to form good habits unless you are encouraged by your peers.  

F) Bad habits are as simple to form as they are simple to break. 

The answer is – (C) It is very important to stop bad habit formation right at the start. 

Question 08 of 25

Which of the following is a good habit in conflict resolution?  

A) Isolate the most vulnerable individual among the conflicting parties and abuse them.  

B) Invite everyone to a boxing match. 

C) Be as sarcastic as possible. 

D) Hear both sides of the conflict properly, before attempting any mediation. 

E) Make them read and memorize good slogans from holy books. 

F) Threaten both parties with dire consequences.

The answer is – (D) Hear both sides of the conflict properly, before attempting any mediation. 

Question 09 of 25

You have the habit of staying up late and binge-watch shows on OTT/TV. This is taking a toll on your health and studies. Identify how you can change this?  

A) Start skipping your dinner and eat junk food whenever you feel hungry.  

B) Start doing a heavy workout while watching the serials.  

C) Switch from binge-watching OTT/TV shows to surfing social media. 

D) Take sleeping pills to get deep sleep at night. 

E) Gradually lessen your consumption of OTT/TV shows and bring your bedtime up by half an hour every night. 

F) Avoid sleeping in the nighttime altogether. Compensate by sleeping in the daytime. 

The answer is – (E) Gradually lessen your consumption of OTT/TV shows and bring your bedtime up by half an hour every night. 

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 03 ANSWERS

Question 10 of 25

A youngster you know has developed the bad habit of consuming a lot of chocolates whenever she feels depressed. Identify the worst possible way to get her out of her habit.

A) Explain to her why consuming too many chocolates is bad for her health.

B) Get her to smoke cigarettes instead of consuming chocolates.

C) Get her to do exercise, instead of consuming chocolates. 

D) Ask her to take deep breaths and practice meditation.

E) Ask her to talk to her best friends whenever she is upset.

F) Ask her to read some books, to distract herself from sad thoughts. 

The answer is – (B) Get her to smoke cigarettes instead of consuming chocolates.

Note:- Questions 11 to 20 of Developing Soft Skills and Personality week 03 Quiz are Multiple Select Questions where more than one answers are correct. It has partial marking and hence carefully selects the answer choices.

Question 11 of 25

Which of the following are true about habits? 

A) It is easy to form bad habits  

B) It is easy to form good habits 

C) It is easy to break bad habits 

D) It is difficult to form bad habits 

E) It is difficult to form good habits

F) Bad habits are easily formed, and they are easy to break. 

The answer is – (A) It is easy to form bad habits, (E) It is difficult to form good habits

Question 12 of 25

Which of the following are part of the habit cycle?

A) Thought/Stimulus 

B) Action/Reaction  

C) Reward/Punishment  

D) Success/Failure  

E) Activation/Depression  

F) Character/Personality 

The answer is – (A) Thought/Stimulus, (B) Action/Reaction, (C) Reward/Punishment, (D) Success/Failure, (F) Character/Personality   

Question 13 of 25

Which one of the following is true about bad habits?  

A) Bad habits, such as eating junk food, are extremely easy to form but bad for your health.  

B) Whether you call a habit bad or good, ultimately boils down to social conventions.

C) People normally show off their bad habits.

D) Bad habits ultimately have a telling effect on your health (mental or physical). 

E) It is better to nip a bad habit in the bud itself.  

F) Evaluating habits as good or bad is judgmental and intrusive. 

The answer is – (A) Bad habits, such as eating junk food, are extremely easy to form but bad for your health, (E) It is better to nip a bad habit in the bud itself.   

Question 14 of 25

Dopamine is:  

A) a neurotransmitter of the human brain 

B) a chemical associated with pain  

C) linked with motivation and reward 

D) responsible for inducing grief  

E) responsible for inducing pleasure  

F) released every time you feel joyful about something you have done – good, or bad 

The answer is – (A) a neurotransmitter of the human brain, (C) linked with motivation and reward, (E) responsible for inducing pleasure, (F) released every time you feel joyful about something you have done – good, or bad  

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 03 ANSWERS

Question 15 of 25

Aravind reaches for his cigarette just before there is a class presentation, every time because he has social anxiety. Identify the following ways in which he can break this toxic pattern, that does nothing other than harm his health: 

A) Understand and accept that negative experiences are a part of one’s life. 

B) Remember that being nervous is for losers and weak people. 

C) Cigarettes are way too expensive. One needs to find cheaper drugs.

D) Accept that facing one’s fears is a part of one’s personality development.

E) Understand that reaching for a cigarette is a shortcut and a momentary escape that does not help in the long run. 

F) Understand that patience and perseverance are keys for overcoming one’s perceived shortcoming. 

The answer is – (A) Understand and accept that negative experiences are a part of one’s life. (B) Remember that being nervous is for losers and weak people. (D) Accept that facing one’s fears is a part of one’s personality development.  

Question 16 of 25

In which ways can you use Zeigarnik Effect productively?

A) If you find yourself procrastinating on any specific task, just start it somehow.

B) The Zeigarnik Effect will then help your brain to pursue it till its completion. 

C) Do not start tele-serials or video games since the Zeigarnik Effect will kick in and make you waste a large amount of time behind it.

D) The Zeigarnik Effect allows you to pursue recreational drugs since you can get pleasured by them but not addicted to them. Internalization of the Zeigarnik Effect can give you the much-needed intrinsic motivation to achieve or excel in any activity. 

E) The Zeigarnik Effect helps you develop good sleep patterns. 

F) The Zeigarnik Effect helps you be decisive when you feel confused. 

The answer is – (A) If you find yourself procrastinating on any specific task, just start it somehow, (B) The Zeigarnik Effect will then help your brain to pursue it till its completion, (D) The Zeigarnik Effect allows you to pursue recreational drugs, since you can get pleasured by them but not addicted to them. Internalization of the Zeigarnik Effect can give you the much-needed intrinsic motivation to achieve or excel in any activity. 

Question 17 of 25

Your roommate is addicted to caffeine. Choose the most appropriate and effective ways in which you will get him to break his overdependence on the substance.

A) Mix some baking soda in his coffee.

B) Hide his coffee jar.

C) Get him to reduce his frequency of coffee intake.

D) Tell him his breath smells bad after coffee.

E) Counsel him on why too much dependence on caffeine is bad.

F) Get him to try some green tea, and gradually make him lower his caffeine intake that way. 

The answer is – (E)  Counsel him on why too much dependence on caffeine is bad, (F) Get him to try some green tea, and gradually make him lower his caffeine intake that way.

Question 18 of 25

Which one of the following is unhelpful in forming good habits? 

A) Think about the bigger picture, and do not seek short-term pleasures.  

B) Follow your temptations because you only live once.

C) Break down big tasks into small manageable chunks.

D)Utilize the dopamine that the brain releases after completing every small step.

E) Listen to your peers, do whatever they say without bothering about its long-term effect on your mind and body.

F) Do not allow boredom or lethargy to set in. 

The answer is – (B) Follow your temptations because you only live once, (E) Listen to your peers, do whatever they say without bothering about its long-term effect on your mind and body.

Question 19 of 25

Which of the following are examples of good habits? 

A) Brushing teeth twice a day

B) Smoking once a day 

C) Binge-watching television shows

D) Washing your clothes regularly

E) Keeping your room clean

F) Exercising regularly 

The answer is – (A), (C), (D), (E), (F)

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 03 ANSWERS

Question 20 of 25

You have the habit of losing concentration from the task at hand. Identify some of the techniques you can use to be able to sit and finish your work at a stretch?

A) Keep your phone in silent mode.

B) Stay away from the internet for any other purpose than your work.

C) Allow yourself to daydream and procrastinate.

D) Post on social media that you are working very hard.

E) Choose a comfortable spot where you can sit at a stretch and work.

F) Watch your favorite movie hoping that your favorite hero will give you the motivation. 

The answer is – (A) Keep your phone on silent mode, (B) Stay away from the internet for any other purpose than your work, (E) Choose a comfortable spot where you can sit at a stretch and work.

Developing Soft Skills and Personality Assignment 03 Answers 2021 Q21 to 25 True & False

Question 21 of 25

Bad habits, if replaced by good habits, can be easily removed without any trace. 

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (A) True

Question 22 of 25

Habits do not depend on peer group influence and/or environment. 

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (B) False

Question 23 of 25

Visualizing a fulfilling and meaningful life for the future is one of the ways of countering a bad habit under the influence of dopamine.  

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (B) False

Question 24 of 25

Dopamine forms a crucial role in forming addictive habits, irrespective of whether they are good or bad.

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (A) True

Question 25 of 25

Preconceived opinions are the most important requirements for being a good listener.

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (B) False

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