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Social Problems, Fourth Edition: Chapter 06

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) human development and aging are lifelong processes
b) it makes a difference at what age one makes a key life transitions
c) lives are lived interdependently and socio-historical influences are expressed through networks of shared experiences
d) individuals cannot construct their own life course through choice

Question 2:


a) increasing number of people need costly care
b) increasing number of people is held in low regard
c) both A and B
d) none of the above

Question 3:


a) aging is associated with a culturally defined loss of youth and glamour
b) resources women bring to old age are different from what men could bring
c) women dread getting older due to different expectations on men and women in old age
d) all of the above

Question 4:


a) the average life span is lengthening
b) there has been a decline in economic growth
c) mandatory retirement has been eliminated
d) all of the above

Question 5:


a) Boys
b) Neighbours
c) Relatives
d) Fathers

Question 6:


a) social support from friends and family
b) institutional and governmental support
c) anticipatory socialization developed by the seniors
d) all of the above.

Question 7:


a) creative social policies and programs
b) improved private-sector services
c) political interest and empowerment
d) mandatory retirement at age 65

Question 8:


a) whether seniors should be allowed to live in their homes
b) whether seniors’ refusal for treatment could be ignored
c) balancing seniors’ rights and rights of others
d) all of the above

Question 9:


a) science
b) culture
c) philosophy
d) history

Question 10:


a) “very old”; “elderly”
b) “very old”; “young”
c) “elderly”; “very old”
d) “old men”; “old women”

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False