Suffolk County Community College

 

PSY-210  Lifespan Psychology                                            Prof. R. Morse                                      

 

Berger 8th Ed. Ch Epilogue Practice Questions

 

The Multiple Choice questions that follow are taken from a Test Bank developed by Kathleen Stassen Berger, the author of our textbook.  The answers to these questions can be obtained by sending me an e-mail with your proposed answer key.  Some of these questions will appear on your Final exam.

1.

In the early twentieth century, the main cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds was ______; in the early twenty-first century, the main cause of death for the same age group was ______.

 

A)

diseases; suicide

 

B)

suicide; homicide

 

C)

accidents; diseases

 

D)

diseases; accidents

 

2.

James, age 50, is terminally ill. He is primarily focused on:

 

A)

his fear of death.

 

B)

the pain he might suffer.

 

C)

leaving something undone.

 

D)

planning his funeral.

 

3.

In late adulthood, attitudes about death shift. Anxiety ______ while hope ______.

 

A)

decreases; increases

 

B)

increases; increases

 

C)

decreases; decreases

 

D)

increases; decreases

 

4.

Several recent trends have contributed to making a good death more likely than a bad death. They are:

 

A)

truthful talk, medical directives, and the double effect.

 

B)

living wills, the hospice, and palliative care.

 

C)

honest conversation, the hospice, and palliative care.

 

D)

health care proxies, honest conversation, and the hospice.

 

5.

According to Kübler-Ross, the first stage of dying is:

 

A)

anger.

 

B)

denial.

 

C)

depression.

 

D)

bargaining.

 

6.

Researchers who have subsequently investigated Kübler-Ross's stages have:

 

A)

rarely found the same stages occurring in sequence.

 

B)

found none of the stages she described.

 

C)

found only one of the stages she described.

 

D)

consistently found the same stages occurring in the same sequence.

 

7.

Which of the following statements regarding hospice care is true?

 

A)

The person must have a reasonable chance for recovery.

 

B)

A diagnosis of terminally ill must be made in order to qualify for services.

 

C)

Patients have generally not accepted the diagnosis of terminal illness.

 

D)

Death for patients is anticipated within two years.

 

8.

Laura has just entered a hospice. She can expect:

 

A)

pain-killing medication.

 

B)

artificial life-support systems.

 

C)

restricted visits from friends and family.

 

D)

a medical doctor as the only caregiver.

 

9.

With advances in medical technology over the past seven years:

 

A)

participation in hospice has declined.

 

B)

participation in hospice has remained the same as previously.

 

C)

participation in hospice has increased.

 

D)

many hospices are closing.

 

10.

Hospice care is expensive because:

 

A)

it is labor-intensive.

 

B)

of the high-technology equipment.

 

C)

it requires elaborate facilities.

 

D)

medication is very expensive.

 

11.

The average person today lives ______ as long as the average person did a century ago.

 

A)

twice

 

B)

three times

 

C)

four times

 

D)

five times

 

12.

Passive euthanasia is legal:

 

A)

only in the Netherlands.

 

B)

only in Oregon.

 

C)

only outside of the United States.

 

D)

everywhere.

 

13.

In Oregon, approximately what percentage of requests for physician-assisted suicide are approved?

 

A)

50

 

B)

33

 

C)

66

 

D)

80

 

14.

______ are an individual's instructions regarding end-of-life medical care.

 

A)

Advance directives

 

B)

Health care proxys

 

C)

Physician notes

 

D)

Slippery slopes

 

15.

Ted's ex-wife died suddenly. Although their two children were included in the memorial service, Ted was intentionally excluded. Because he still cared about his ex-wife, he experienced:

 

A)

absent grief.

 

B)

incomplete grief.

 

C)

disenfranchised grief.

 

D)

mourning.

 

16.

Estelle's husband was flying a small plane when it supposedly crashed into a heavily wooded mountainside. His body was never recovered. Most likely, Estelle experienced:

 

A)

absent grief.

 

B)

incomplete grief.

 

C)

disenfranchised grief.

 

D)

mourning.

 

17.

What percentage of mourners exhibit extreme or complicated grief?

 

A)

50–75

 

B)

11–18

 

C)

32–40

 

D)

10–15