Altruistic & Fatalistic Suicide: Definition & Contrast


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Which of the following terms refers to the extent to which a person is a part of his or her society?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to the extent to which a person's actions and desires are controlled by his or her society?

2. Which of the following occurs when a person commits suicide due to his or her feeling oppressed by the norms and rules of society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of suicide. To pass the quiz you will need to know about the type of suicide that is meant to benefit others, along with the type of suicide that may occur when there is too much control over a person.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will evaluate you on:

  • How much society influences people
  • Type of suicide that is meant to benefit others
  • How much people are a part of their society
  • Type of suicide that occurs when a person experiences pressure from society

Skills Practiced

The related quiz and worksheet will allow you to master the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on suicide
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a term that determines how much society influences people
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a type of suicide that is done when a person experiences pressure from society

Additional Learning

To further strengthen your understanding of suicide, check the related lesson called Altruistic and Fatalistic Suicide: Definition and Lesson. The following objectives can be found in this lesson:

  • Identify what suicide is and the different types there are
  • Recall the impact society has on people
  • Apply knowledge of lesson to examples of suicide
  • Define the sociological factors that escalate the risk of suicide