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Health and Society: Chapter 13

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) Band-aids
b) Artificial hearts
c) MRI
d) Medical education

Question 2:


a) Physicians have become experts in dealing with human bodies but not necessarily with human beings.
b) Physicians focus on the patient’s experience with disease.
c) It postulates a decreased use of medical technologies.
d) Individuals and their bodies are viewed as one entity.

Question 3:


a) Social essentialism
b) Technological determinism
c) Technology-in-practice
d) Technogovernance

Question 4:


a) Technological determinists
b) Technology-in-practice theorists
c) Social essentialists
d) Surveillance technologists

Question 5:


a) Technological determinism
b) Technology-in-practice
c) Social essentialism
d) Medical gaze

Question 6:


a) Diagnosing individuals as either healthy or sick
b) Classifying individuals based on their risk of illness
c) Ignoring individual disease potential
d) Absence of defining normality in healthcare

Question 7:


a) Measuring sleep patterns with a smartphone app
b) Wearing a pedometer
c) Decreasing sodium intake
d) Both a and b

Question 8:


a) The molecular gaze
b) The surveillance gaze
c) The clinical gaze
d) The medical gaze

Question 9:


a) It shifted the focus of health care to signs that a physician could detect.
b) It shifted the focus of health to symptoms the patient could describe.
c) It had no influence on health or health care practices.
d) It allowed physicians to monitor the health of populations.

Question 10:


a) It stigmatizes women’s bodies as problematic and sees menstruation as an unnatural state.
b) It is expensive and difficult to access.
c) It empowers women to have control over their own health.
d) It affects how the body regulates sex hormones.



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