Reactions to Death Across the Life Span


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How does death anxiety occur?

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1. Why does the death of a spouse or a child often bring a sense of guilt?

2. An adolescent's view of death is often _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the views on death and how they impact different age groups. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include death anxiety and the most traumatic type of death.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various components of approaches to death across the life span, including:

  • Death anxiety
  • Definition of death anxiety
  • Adolescent view of death
  • Most traumatic type of death
  • Robert Kastenbaum's 7 common thoughts on one's own death

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the most traumatic type of death
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding death anxiety
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how adolescent's view death and handle it

Additional Learning

To learn more about views on death, review the corresponding lesson on Approaches to Death Across the Life Span. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what death is
  • Understand what death anxiety is
  • Learn about how adolescents interpret death and how it affects them
  • Review how middle aged people and older aged individuals respond to death
  • Recall how the attitude towards death can vary in different age groups
  • Comprehend Robert Kastenbaum's 7 common thoughts about death