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Health and Society: Chapter 4

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Multiple Choice Questions



Question 1:


a) It is based on a common genetic or biologic characteristic
b) It is a shared system of socially transmitted behaviour that describes, defines, and guides people’s way of life
c) It is the learned, shared and transmitted values, beliefs, norms and lifetime practices of a particular group that guides thinking, decisions, and actions
d) It is the complete whole, which guides knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and is acquired by man as a member of society

Question 2:


a) They face disproportionally high rates of infant mortality
b) Males have a suicide rate that is five times that of non-Aboriginal groups
c) The destruction and annexation of Aboriginal land has resulted in negative health effects
d) The health beliefs of many Aboriginal communities describe the separate contributions of mind, body, and soul

Question 3:


a) It considers psychosocial and socio-cultural factors that may cause or contribute to disease
b) Prevalent beliefs have developed from the biomedical model of health and illness
c) It is based on a mechanistic view of the body and illness
d) Health care professionals are viewed as the gatekeepers of health

Question 4:


a) The professional health sector
b) The popular health sector
c) The folk health sector
d) The social health sector

Question 5:


a) The professional health sector
b) The popular health sector
c) The folk health sector
d) The informal health sector

Question 6:


a) The precise language or terminology does not exist
b) The physiology of its members differ
c) The culture lacks the scientific knowledge required to treat the symptoms
d) The culture lacks the equipment required to diagnose the illness

Question 7:


a) Hallucinogenic plants
b) Prayer chants
c) Spells
d) Pharmaceuticals

Question 8:


a) There is no universally accepted definition of the term
b) It may create stereotypical views of patients based on their cultural beliefs and masks diversity in cultural groups
c) It identifies individuals as individuals rather than as members of broadly defined cultural groups
d) It disregards the popular health sector

Question 9:


a) Common beliefs and values
b) A common health status or set of symptoms
c) Transmission between members and generations
d) A common lens to interpret life

Question 10:


a) Gestures
b) Values
c) Artifacts
d) Social relations



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