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Health and Society: Chapter 05

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) Health care services
b) The environment
c) Income
d) Race

Question 2:


a) Our health risk
b) The way we respond to illness
c) The way we experience health care
d) Our body’s response to treatment

Question 3:


a) The percentage of women diagnosed with breast cancer in a given year
b) The number of children who broke their arm in a given month
c) The ratio of children under 12 who died in a given year
d) The number of Aboriginal Canadians with type 2 diabetes

Question 4:


a) Limited access to health care resources during pregnancy
b) Greater levels of stress
c) Tendency of people with schizophrenia to shift down the social gradient
d) Decreased participation in physical activity in childhood

Question 5:


a) Genetic variation
b) Social inequalities
c) Level of psychosocial stress from life circumstances
d) Differences in lifestyle and behavior

Question 6:


a) Depression
b) Addiction
c) Suicide
d) Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Question 7:


a) A straightforward adding of social identities
b) Studying the combined effects and interaction of social relations on health
c) Evaluating the morbidity and mortality of a given population
d) Tracking the rates of multiple illnesses (mental, physical) over a prolonged period of time

Question 8:


a) There is a disproportionate number of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis populations in rural areas
b) Health services are provided at equal rates to those living in urban communities
c) Extreme weather creates challenges for resource delivery
d) There are fewer health inequities

Question 9:


a) Education and occupation
b) Gender
c) Where we are from
d) Health status



True or False Questions



Question 10:


a) True
b) False

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



True or False Questions



Question 20:


a) True
b) False