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Question 1

1 out of 1 points
_____ refers to the negative views about, and prejudice and discrimination toward, various age groups,
especially the elderly.
Selected Answer:

Ageism

Correct Answer:

Ageism

Question 2

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Social aging _____.
Selected Answer:

refers to changes in a person's roles and relationships

Correct Answer:

refers to changes in a person's roles and relationships

Question 3

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The study of aging is called _____.
Selected Answer:

gerontology

Correct Answer:

gerontology

Question 4

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For elders who need high-level medical care or practical support, _____ are the primary option.
Selected Answer:

nursing homes

Correct Answer:

nursing homes

Question 5

1 out of 1 points
Which of the following is TRUE of the disengagement theory?
Selected Answer:

A society effects a smooth transition of its elderly into a new, more sedentary lifestyle.

Correct Answer:

A society effects a smooth transition of its elderly into a new, more sedentary lifestyle.

Question 6

1 out of 1 points
The term usually reserved for those 65 and older is _____.

Question 7

Question 8

Selected Answer:

the elderly

Correct Answer:

the elderly

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_____ is the view by social gerontologists that ageism and structural obstacles pose several problems for the
elderly and prevent them from realizing their potential and for achieving the best physical and mental health
possible.
Selected Answer:

Conflict theory

Correct Answer:

Conflict theory

1 out of 1 points

Why is the disengagement theory often considered a functionalist explanation of the aging process?
Selected
Answer:

It assumes that social aging preserves a society's stability and that a society needs to ensure
disengagement occurs.

Correct
Answer:

It assumes that social aging preserves a society's stability and that a society needs to ensure
disengagement occurs.

Question 9

1 out of 1 points
Which of the following is true about older Americans?
Selected
Answer:

We hold some stereotypes of our elderly and seemingly view old age as something to be
shunned.

Correct
Answer:

We hold some stereotypes of our elderly and seemingly view old age as something to be
shunned.

Question 10

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Today, most social gerontologists prefer _____ theory
Selected Answer:

activity

Correct Answer:

activity

Question 11

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During the U.S. colonial period, _____.

Question 12

Selected
Answer:

the Puritans thought that old age was a gift from God and gave their elderly much respect
and power

Correct
Answer:

the Puritans thought that old age was a gift from God and gave their elderly much respect
and power

1 out of 1 points
During the nineteenth century, as factory work became the dominant mode of production, older people could
not keep up with younger workers in the factories and became seen as less useful to the needs of a(n) _____
economy.
Selected Answer:

manufacturing

Correct Answer:

manufacturing

Question 13

1 out of 1 points
Which of the following is a criticism of the activity theory?
Selected
Answer:

Its appraisal of the ability of the elderly to maintain their level of assiduity is too optimistic:
although some elders can remain assiduous, others cannot.

Correct
Answer:

Its appraisal of the ability of the elderly to maintain their level of assiduity is too optimistic:

although some elders can remain assiduous, others cannot.

Question 14

1 out of 1 points
This theory is considered a functionalist explanation of the aging process.
Selected Answer:

Disengagement theory

Correct Answer:

Disengagement theory

Question 15

1 out of 1 points
Which of the following about a sociological understanding of aging and ageism is true?
Selected
Answer:

Older Americans continue to confront stereotypes and prejudicial attitudes that add to the burden
many of them already face from the biological process of aging.

Correct
Answer:

Older Americans continue to confront stereotypes and prejudicial attitudes that add to the burden
many of them already face from the biological process of aging.