Individual Aging Processes: Life Span & Life Expectancy

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The maximum time a person can live is called his or her:

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1. The projected time an average person will live is called his or her:

2. The time of life after age 65 is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will test you on terms and topics related to aging. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the test include factors that can impact a person's life expectancy and the term for life after sixty-five.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about the following:

  • Term for the maximum time a person can live
  • What the projected time an average person will live is called
  • Life after age 65
  • Changes in the sex ratio in late adulthood
  • Factors that can impact a person's life expectancy

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about life expectancy in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases related to aging
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the aging process

Additional Learning

To learn more about late adulthood, review the corresponding lesson titled Individual Aging Processes: Life Span & Life Expectancy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define late adulthood
  • Discuss the aging process
  • Differentiate between life span and life expectancy
  • Explain how gender affects life expectancy
  • Learn about the sex ratio in late adulthood
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