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Read the case and answer the questions that follow:

In the Army, one cannot sit back and relax. A few years after the Kargil War, Deepchand’s regiment was posted to Rajasthan. While setting up an ammunition store, a bomb was accidentally detonated. In the explosion, Deepchand lost his fingers. Later both his legs and right arm were amputated. After 24 hours and 17 bottles of blood, he finally gained consciousness.

After the accident, lying on the hospital bed, Deepchand mulled over why he met with an accident. Being an athlete, he felt bad about not being able to run for the state again. But as they say, once a soldier, always a soldier. “I trained myself to walk with the help of prosthetics. I learnt to ride a scooter and use a computer. And there has been no looking back,” he said. Deepchand has worked for the country without flinching even an eyelid. And in doing so, in an unfortunate event, he met with an accident and lost his limbs. Does he regret his childhood dream to become an army jawan? The proud man who stands on his prosthetic feet says he does not. “The accident could have happened to me in any profession. At least it happened in the line of fire. I want to be reborn a soldier. There’s nothing greater than serving your country,” he said.

(i) Identify the phenomenon that Deepchand is experiencing immediately after regaining consciousness in the hospital. 

a. Eustress 

b. Distress 

c. Social Pressure 

d. Hassles

(ii) Deepchand’s secondary appraisal of the event would be ____________. 

a. Appraisal of the threat 

b. Appraisal of the harm 

c. Appraisal of his coping abilities and resources 

d. Appraisal of the challenges ahead

(iii) Based on the below given statement, what will determine Deepchand’s cognitive appraisal of the event: “The accident could have happened to me in any profession. At least it happened in the line of fire. I want to be reborn a soldier. There’s nothing greater than serving your country,” he said. 

a. Controllability only 

b. Past and present experiences 

c. Present situation only 

d. Past experiences and controllability

(iv) What was the source of Deepchand’s stress? 

a. Life events 

b. Traumatic events 

c. Hassles 

d. Environmental

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(i) (b) Distress

(ii) (c) Appraisal of his coping abilities and resources

(iii) (d) Past experiences and controllability

(iv) (b) Traumatic events

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