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Adult Development and Aging in a Changing World
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Chapter 1 Multiple Choice Quiz


There has been serious, scientific study of adult development for the past
A)150 years
B)100 years
C)75 years
D)50 years

All of the following are key features of a lifespan developmental approach EXCEPT
C)history and context

Most current research divides adulthood into which three periods?
A)young adulthood, middle age, late adulthood
B)adolescence, middle age, old age
C)20 to 30, 31 to 50, 51 to 65
D)middle age, late adulthood, old-old adulthood

How well, compared to same-aged peers, a person copes with environmental challenges (such as a move, job change or an accident) reveals his or her
A)biological age
B)psychological age
C)social age
D)functional age

Which of the following statements regarding ageism is FALSE?
A)Ageism is much more widespread in the United States than Japan.
B)Ageism affects middle-age adults as well as older adults.
C)Efforts to combat ageism are making headway.
D)Ageism disproportionately affects men.

Which of the following statements is true?
A)There are more than 20 times as many older Americans today as there were in 1920.
B)The percentage of the population age 65 and older is growing-from 4 percent at the turn of the twentieth century to 13 percent at the turn of the twenty-first.
C)The size of the older population is projected to remain relatively stable after 2020.
D)The population age 100 and over could grow to 20 million by 2030.

According to Butler, ageism is the result of:
A)fear of growing older.
B)unfamiliarity with older adults.
C)the escalating costs of caring for the elderly.
D)evolutionary traits.

The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population is:
A)young adults (ages 18 to 29).
B)adults between 40 and 60.
C)adults between 65 and 85.
D)adults over 85.

Which of the following countries boasts the longest life expectancy for its citizens?
A)United States
C)Western Europe

Worldwide, the most dramatic growth in the older adult population is in:
A)western democracies.
B)developing regions.
C)North America.

A 1997 survey reported that the majority of the oldest-old live in which setting?
A)with an adult child
B)in their own homes
C)in retirement communities
D)in an assisted-living apartment