Aging in Society Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Social Conflict theory emphasizes which of the following?

Question 2 2. What is the most common cause of social isolation among the elderly?

Question 3 3. In 2013, there were 4,212 births in Small Town. What was the birth rate of Small Town if it had a population of 54,000 women?

Question 4 4. The age at which individuals in a population are predicted to die is known as their _____.

Question 5 5. How is the process of aging explained by the symbolic-interaction perspective?

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Question 6 6. What is the main premise of the structural-functional theory of aging?

Question 7 7. Identify the statement that illustrates Symbolic-Interaction Theory.

Question 8 8. All of the following are reasons for our falling birth rate, EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. Which of the following theories asserts that maintaining social and physical engagement will lead to increased happiness as people age?

Question 10 10. If the birth rate in the United States were low, how would that relate to the national average age?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a form of elder abuse?

Question 12 12. How does the structural-functional perspective view society?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is true of a population's death rate?

Question 14 14. Which one of the following options would ageism not be present?

Question 15 15. Elderly individuals often experience social isolation in their later years of life. Social isolation is often associated with negative challenges. However, if you were asked to describe a positive result of social isolation, what would you say?

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Question 16 16. Which theory includes competition for jobs, money, and power as the main factor?

Question 17 17. Why would lower death rate be directly connected to life expectancy?

Question 18 18. There are factors that contribute to the graying in America concept. Identify which of the following is not one of those factors.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT true of ageism?

Question 20 20. Rita is a 45-year-old engineer and Brittany is a 25-year-old engineer. Both are applying for the same job position. They are in a power struggle that was predicted by the _____ theory.

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Question 21 21. Why is Continuity Theory important to understand in a sociological perspective of aging?

Question 22 22. Aside from the loss of money, why might retirement be a challenge for aging individuals?

Question 23 23. The continuity theory asserts that _____.

Question 24 24. The neglect or abuse of dependent elderly persons is known as:

Question 25 25. In 2013, there were 828 deaths in Small Town. What was the mortality rate of Small Town if it had a population of 101,000 people?

Aging in Society Chapter Exam Instructions

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