Practice test #20 - Adulthood : Biosocial Development

Note: These questions are part of a larger data base of questions on Chapter 20 
& are selected to represent the type of question you should expect on unit exam 
seven. You can, in fact, expect to see many of these very same questions on that 
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Use these sample questions to test yourself & to practice for the test.

1. In middle adulthood, a person is most likely to lose

 the ability to run more than a mile.
  the ability to experience an orgasm.
   a few pounds in weight.
    an inch in height.

2. Changes in appearance during middle adulthood

 are dangerous to health.
 do not significantly affect health.
 are greater for men than women.
 result in reduced vitality & adaptability.

3. Often the 1st sign of hearing loss in middle adulthood is

 a tendency to speak loudly.
 the inability to follow a conversation.
 failure to hear a distant telephone or doorbell.
 failure to respond to sounds of low frequency.

4. Most visual losses in middle adulthood

 have no effect on daily life.
 do not appear before age 60.
 are easy to correct.
 result in an increase in accidents.

5. In its early stages, glaucoma

 causes blindness.
 noticeably affects visual acuity.
 produces no obvious symptoms.
 results in large losses of vision.

6. The immune system begins to decline in

 late childhood.
 early adulthood.
 middle adulthood.

7. Sugar in the urine is sign that a person has


8. All smoking diseases are

 decreasing worldwide.
 dose and duration sensitive.
 less likely to affect African Americans.
 destructive only to the lungs & respiratory system.

9. The disease most closely linked with heavy drinking is

 cirrhosis of the liver.

10. Which is not a benefit of regular exercise?

 burned calories.
 increased metabolism.
 decreased appetite.
 increased blood pressure.

11. The most reliable international statistic regarding health is


12. One measure of health is morbidity, which

 is either acute or chronic.
 is based on death certificates.
 is a person's ability to act normally.
 measures how healthy an individual feels.

13. Which is most costly to society?


14. Combining survival with the vitality of survival yields a 
measure called

 disease / life ratio.
 life benefit.
 global disease burden.
 quality of life years.

15. In middle age, compared to men, women have

 higher morbidity rates.
 higher mortality rates.
 twice the heart disease.
 twice the incidence of cancer.

16.  The average age of menopause is


17. The changes of menopause are caused by reduced


18.  Who will most likely experience premature menopause?

  Ruth, who has frequent hot flashes. 
   Linda, who is having a hysterectomy. 
    Emma, who is age 56. 
     Jane, who is age 40.

19.  Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

  increases the risk of osteoporosis. 
   increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. 
    increases the risk of breast cancer. 
     increases the risk of heart attack.

20. The term "male menopause" is sometimes used to refer to

 impotence when a man is aware of his wife's menopause.
  a dip in testosterone (andropause) in response to anxiety or sexual inactivity.
   the sudden loss in fertility in a middle-aged man.
    the sudden drop in testosterone that generally occurs around age 50. 

                                Robert C. Gates