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This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1.
Professor Smith is a ________, a scientist studying various aspects of aging.

 
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Question 2.
Which of the following statements is true about the value of mental exercise?

 
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Question 3.
Maximum human lifespan seems to be around ________.

 
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Question 4.
Current research suggests that the brain has about ________ neurons.

 
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Question 5.
Another name for age-related physical deteriorations is ________.

 
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Question 6.
Mrs. Barrington seemed quite healthy until just the last few years before her death. All of a sudden she had one health crisis after another across a variety of body systems. Mrs. Barrington's sudden decline is consistent with ________.

 
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Question 7.
Alzheimer's is a form of ________.

 
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Question 8.
Which of the following groups is most likely to commit suicide?

 
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Question 9.
Frail elderly are the individuals who are so physically or mentally impaired that they cannot care for themselves.

   
 
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Question 10.
Most elderly adults regard their health as fair or poor.

   
 
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Question 11.
Some older adults experience a larger blind spot in their field of vision caused by decreased blood flow.

   
 
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Question 12.
Chronic depressed mood in older adults that does not rise to the level of clinical depression is called geriatric dysthymia.

   
 
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Question 13.
Lucille believes she should enjoy life and stay as busy as her body will let her, in spite of her 79 years. Lucille's attitude represents the ________ theory of aging.

 
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Question 14.
Declines in cognitive functioning might be delayed if the individual is willing to learn new things, what developmentalists call ________.

 
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Question 15.
Which of the following statements is correct about religious coping?

 
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Question 16.

Due to his chronic arthritis and diabetes-related complications, Garrett is now using a wheelchair to get around most of the time. Although his home is not designed to accomodate his wheelchair, he has no intentions of going in an assisted living facility. Instead, he has had modifications made to his home to accomodate his loss of function making him an example of a person who is ________.
 
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Question 17.
Yong Lee feels very strongly that when his mother is too old and frail to care for herself, it is his duty to care for her, no matter what the cost or time commitment involved. Yong Lee believes in ________.

 
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Question 18.
Which of the following is true regarding marriage and elderly adults?

 
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Question 19.
With regard to friendships in late adulthood, which statement is correct?

 
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Question 20.
Which statement accurately describes racial or gender differences in social networks?

 
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Question 21.
Which of the following best reflects the effects of retirement on the elderly?

 
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Question 22.
Some suggest that the greatest obstacle to the employment of older workers is ________.

 
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Question 23.
Research suggests that people who regularly attend church are more likely to comply with medical advice.

   
 
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Question 24.
In Western cultures, filial piety is based on affection not on a sense of duty.

   
 
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Question 25.
For married elderly people with disabilities, adult children are the largest source of assistance, not the spouse, as conventional wisdom suggests.

   
 
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