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Health and Society: Chapter 3

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Multiple Choice Questions



Question 1:


a) What counts as an illness and why?
b) Who gets sick and why?
c) How have social actors shaped the meaning of health?
d) How have the definitions of disease changed over time?

Question 2:


a) Definition of childbirth from a natural process to medical event
b) Male erectile dysfunction
c) Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
d) All of the above

Question 3:


a) Pharmaceutical companies
b) The medical profession
c) Lay groups or patients
d) Social science researchers

Question 4:


a) Fibromyalgia
b) Cardiovascular disease
c) Depression
d) Breast cancer

Question 5:


a) It is associated with expectations that the person who is sick will seek out medical treatment
b) Sick people are expected to participate in society fully
c) People with symptoms should seek others with similar symptoms
d) Sick people are not active agents in their own health

Question 6:


a) It individualizes problems and ignores social factors
b) It depoliticizes behaviours
c) Medical labels turn individuals into victims and objects of pity
d) All of the above

Question 7:


a) Age
b) Gender
c) Race
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) It represents an attempt to assert themselves and feel a sense of control
b) They are trying to demedicalize their condition
c) They are trying to medicalize their condition
d) They are trying to avoid side effects

Question 9:


a) Smoking cessation
b) Eating fruits and vegetables
c) Exercising
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) Health and illness
b) What is normal and abnormal?
c) Who has the expertise to diagnose and treat diseases?
d) All of the above



True or False Questions



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