Human Longevity: The Influence of Genetic & Environmental Factors


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One contributing factor to the lower life expectancy of males is:

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1. The average life span is about:

2. Females will, on average, live:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of human longevity. You will be quizzed on the different factors such as environmental and gender.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, you can review:

  • Something that decreases the life expectancy of males
  • Average life span
  • Life expectancy of females compared to males
  • Toxins
  • Childbirth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on human longevity
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what toxins are
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about childbirth's role in longevity

Additional Learning

The accompanying psychology lesson entitled Human Longevity: The Influence of Genetic & Environmental Factors can put this topic in better perspective for you. You will learn:

  • The definition of longevity
  • How gender impacts longevity
  • The influence of genetics on longevity
  • How factors such as toxins and lack of nutrition can decrease a person's lifespan