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This activity contains 23 questions.

Question 1.
Which of the following is the general term for the years in middle or late adulthood when men and women experience a decline or loss of reproductive capacity?

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Question 2.
Because of similar symptoms and similar brain activity, women who suffer from sleep deprivation due to menopausal symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed as suffering from ________.

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Question 3.
One recommendation for women who are not interested or able to have hormone replacement therapy is to try another class of drugs, antidepressants called ________.

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Question 4.
Which racial or ethnic group is at greatest risk of osteoporosis?

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Question 5.
Jonathan is 82 years old. He has difficulty hearing now, especially high frequencies. He probably has an age-related condition known as _________.

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Question 6.
The key ingredient in type A personality that is linked to cardiovascular disease is ________.

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Question 7.
Which of the following statements accurately describes the relationship between alcohol consuption and heart disease?

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Question 8.
Which of the following is the leading cause of death in middle age?

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Question 9.
Jack is 45 years old. He is hypertensive, which puts him at greater risk for ________.

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Question 10.
Addictive disorders are commonly diagnosed in middle adulthood and they generally begin ________.

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Question 11.
Which of the following statements accurately describes the relationship between health and cognitive functioning?

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Question 12.
One reason it is difficult to accurately gauge the memory declines in middle-aged people is because:

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Question 13.
Marilyn can remember the capital of every state. She never forgets anyone's birthday and rarely forgets a name. She can even name the U.S. Presidents in order! Marilyn has excellent ________ memory.

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Question 14.
Chances are you remember where you were when you first heard that planes had struck the World Trade Towers and Pentagon. This type of memory is called ________.

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Question 15.
Studies have repeatedly shown that creative people usually produce their best work around the age of ________.

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Question 16.
Cognitive tasks activate a larger area of the brain in middle-aged adults than in young adults.

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Question 17.
About ¾ of men suffering from erectile dysfunction show marked improvement with reductions in body fat.

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Question 18.
Osteoporosis in women has been linked to changes in thyroid function.

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Question 19.
Phyllis is 44 and has trouble seeing near objects. Chances are, she suffers from an age-related condition known as presbyopia.

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Question 20.
The fibrous or fatty substance that clogs the arteries is called arterial debris.

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Question 21.
In industrialized nations, the second leading cause of death in middle age is cancer.

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Question 22.
African Americans have higher rates of cancer and lower survival rates than Caucasians have.

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Question 23.
Visual memory actually increases with age.

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