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Self Test Practice Test for Adulthood
Psychosocial Development

Ψ  Note: These questions are part of a larger data base of questions on Chapter 22. The questions 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 exam. Exam questions, however, may deal with topics not covered in the self tests or in lectures but are discussed in your textbook. You are responsible for the content of your text book plus the content of lectures, interactive activities, & material on the web site.

    Use these sample questions to test yourself & to practice for the test. Click on your choice to see if you are right.

1. Our society places the midlife point at age

•  30.
 •  40.
  •  50.
   •  60.

2. Begining with the 40th birthday, birthdays are seen as

a to late to live it up.
b hardly a reason to live.
c time remaining to live.
d time already lived.

3. A period of unusual anxiety, reexamination, & transformation is called a

a midlife crisis.
b cohort bridge.
c ecological niche.
d gender trajectory.

4. The person who is most likely to become a kinkeeper is a

a son.
b daughter.
c daughter-in-law.
d granddaughter.

5. Ed is moody, anxious, & self-punishing, Ed is high in

a conscientiousness.
b extroversion.
c neuroticism.
d openness.

6. Openness is seen as a positive personality trait in

a the United States.
b Australia.
c China.
d Italy.

7. A biological explanation for gender convergence stresses

a family responsibilities.
b social obligations.
c sex hormones.
d midlife crises.

8. Who believed that everyone has both a masculine & feminine side?

a Jung
b Freud
c Maslow
d Erikson

9. The "shadow side" concept was developed by

a Jung.
b Freud.
c Levinson.
d Sheely.

10. Individuals who are accepted in a family that is not their legal or biological family are

a fictive kin.
b generative allies.
c kissing cousins.
d adopted aunts or uncles.

11. By age 50, most of us are living with

a aging parents.
b a large extended family.
c a spouse or friend.
d two or more adolescent children.

12. The shift away from the extended family in the U.S.

a probably will not continue.
b has affected only minority families.
c is the cause of the rising divorce rate.
d has not eliminated family closeness, contact, & cooperation.

13. In middle age a person's attitude toward his or her parents usually becomes more

a private.
b ambivalent.
c appreciative.
d critical.

14. A young adult who serves as a "cohort bridge" usually provides

a kinkeeping services.
b information on new developments in the culture.
c financial and emotional aid in an emergency.
d an opportunity for parental pride in family accomplishments.

15. Most contemporary grandparents prefer which role?

a involved
b traditional
c remote
d companionate

16. Most Developmentalists ___________ the trend toward uninvolved grand parenting.

a fully support
b are unhappy with
c disagree about
d are delighted by

17. Most middle aged adults have their closest relationship with a

a spouse.
b friend.
c grandchild.
d cohabiting partner.

18. Studies of long term marriages

a show an increasing level of happiness for recent generations.
b have not been carried out for several decades.
c involve cross-sectional research.
d involve a selected sample.

19. Research indicates that remarried people

a have a higher chance of divorce.
b are unlikely to get divorced.
c are worse off financially than when they lived alone.
d report a higher average happiness than those in a first marriage.

20. When one partner works at a "job" to pay the bills, the other partner may then take on a _________ which is lower paying.

a part-time job
b avocation
c vocation
d career

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