7. You are playing a game at recess. You notice that someone on the other team is cheating.
You are so angry! What can you do to calm down?
a. Call the kid a cheater, and make sure everyone hears you
b. Belly breathe
c. Count to 10
d. Tell yourself: “Chill. Maybe he doesn’t know the rules.”
8. Anxiety is the uneasy feeling you get when you are worried about something that might or
might not happen. When you feel anxious it is good to (select all that apply):
b. Clench your teeth
c. Use self-talk to tell yourself that it will be okay
d. Talk to a grown-up
9. Which one of the following is not one of the Second Step Problem-Solving Steps?
a. D: Decide who is to blame
b. T: Think of solutions
c. P: Pick the best solution
d. E: Explore consequences
10. It’s recess, and you and your friend want to play tetherball. But Jessie and Alex are already
playing there…again! They’ve played tetherball at recess for the last two days. You have a
problem. How can you say the problem in a way that doesn’t blame anyone?
a. Jessie and Alex are hogging the tetherball, and they need to let us play now.
b. It’s our turn, so we are going to play tetherball. We don’t care what Jessie and Alex think.
c. We all want to play tetherball at the same time, and there is just one tetherball.
d. Jessie and Alex always get to do what they want—it’s not fair.
11. Sometimes solutions to problems are complicated and require a plan. Select all of the
following that are good to remember when making a plan:
a. The order makes sense
b. There is enough time to do it
c. Make sure it’s a little complicated
d. It’s realistic, and you’re able to do it
12. Your friend wants you to take some money from your big sister’s money-box when she
is not home to ask. It is best to say to your friend:
a. No, I don’t want to do that.
b. I need to think about it.
c. If you want to do it, that’s ﬁne with me.
d. Do you think I will get in trouble?
Second Step: Skills for Social and Academic Success © 2011 Committee for Children
Summative Knowledge Assessment