What Do You Know About Gerontology? Trivia Facts Quiz

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What do you know about gerontology? This is the study of old age and it tries to explain the changes that the body undergoes as a person grows older by the day. Do you know some of the diseases that people are more prone to with old age an how to care for such patients? Take this trivia facts quiz and get to learn more about this study. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Based on workforce statistics, a greater percentage of elderly _________ are working or actively seeking employment.
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Widowers

    • D. 

      The sexes are equally represented

  • 2. 
    For elderly people, the greatest consideration when deciding to retire is/are  ___________.
    • A. 

      Social pressures

    • B. 

      Family demands

    • C. 

      Financial considerations

    • D. 

      Medical care

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are risk factors for STD’s in the older population?
    • A. 

      Immune system decline

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Lack of condom use

    • D. 

      Age

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not part of the PLISST model of assessment?
    • A. 

      Limited information

    • B. 

      Specific suggestions

    • C. 

      Preference

    • D. 

      Intensive therapy

  • 5. 
    Of successful elder suicides ___% visited their doctor with 24 hours of the suicide?
    • A. 

      12%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      27%

    • D. 

      35%

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the most immediate intervention when the risk for suicide has been established?
    • A. 

      Arrange for crisis therapy by a certified suicide counselor.

    • B. 

      Provide an honest expression of concern. “I do not want you to take your life."

    • C. 

      Do not leave the person alone, evaluate the need for constant attendance.

    • D. 

      Determine Medicare status and treat per Medicare Protocol 846.12.

  • 7. 
    What are the roles that qualify elders as caregivers?
    • A. 

      An elderly woman caring for her 94 year old aunt.

    • B. 

      A husband who drives three days a week to take his wife in for dialysis.

    • C. 

      A grandmother who lives with her daughter who is a single mother and works 40+ hours per week and has four children.

    • D. 

      Grandparents who consistently loan money and a place to stay to a 24-year-old granddaughter with a substance abuse problem.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are nursing implications for elderly caregivers?
    • A. 

      Early identification of at risk grandparents

    • B. 

      Complete physical, psychosocial and environmental assessment

    • C. 

      Referral to resources

    • D. 

      Assessment of the family support system

  • 9. 
    This herb should be used with caution by patients who are on Digoxin because it may cause a loss of potassium, leading to drug toxicity.
    • A. 

      St. John’s wort

    • B. 

      Garlic

    • C. 

      Hawthorn

    • D. 

      Cinnamon

  • 10. 
    Herbal products are:
    • A. 

      Not toxic

    • B. 

      Rarely used

    • C. 

      Always safe

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    When communicating with an elder the best volume and pitch with which to speak is:
    • A. 

      High volume, low pitch

    • B. 

      Normal volume, high pitch

    • C. 

      Normal volume, low pitch

    • D. 

      High volume, high pitch

  • 12. 
    Which legal status is the most restrictive regarding the patient’s autonomy?
    • A. 

      Guardianship

    • B. 

      Durable power of attorney

    • C. 

      General power of attorney

    • D. 

      Living will

  • 13. 
    Which demographic is most likely to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident?
    • A. 

      17 year old female

    • B. 

      67 year old male

    • C. 

      23 year old male

    • D. 

      55 year old female

  • 14. 
    What are effective ways of accommodating to physiological changes due to aging when concerned with driving safety? 
    • A. 

      Follow the four-second following rule

    • B. 

      Plan route in advance

    • C. 

      Play loud music for your grandchildren

    • D. 

      Adjust driving to weather conditions

  • 15. 
    In the state of Texas at which age are you required to have a vision test to renew your driver's license?
    • A. 

      16 years old

    • B. 

      79 years old

    • C. 

      25 years old

    • D. 

      85 years old

  • 16. 
    What are some of the physiological effects of pet therapy on the older population?
    • A. 

      Increase oxytocin levels

    • B. 

      Increase non-exercise related activity

    • C. 

      Increase non-exercise related activity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Which of these is not considered to be a social benefit of pet therapy?
    • A. 

      Companionship

    • B. 

      Financial Security

    • C. 

      Increased Interaction

    • D. 

      Physical Contact

  • 18. 
    What would have higher functional limitations after an Anticipatory death of a spouse?
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 19. 
    The grief response is:
    • A. 

      Related to an individual’s mental health

    • B. 

      Related to the strength of an individual’s support system

    • C. 

      Related to an individual’s coping skills

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Compared to 20 years ago, there are fewer grandparents today acting as the primary caregiver to their grandchildren.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which financial services are available to grandparents raising grandchildren?
    • A. 

      Kinship foster care

    • B. 

      Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

    • C. 

      Welfare agencies

    • D. 

      Social Security benefits

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    All scams against the elderly are illegal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The best thing to do if you suspect an elder is a victim of some form of elder abuse is:
    • A. 

      Contact their family members to give them extra support during this difficult time

    • B. 

      Contact Adult Protective Services

    • C. 

      Refer them to a lawyer

    • D. 

      Take matters into your own hands

  • 24. 
    How many days a week should older adults engage in musculoskeletal strengthening exercises? and how long?
    • A. 

      5 days a week, for 1 hour

    • B. 

      2 days a week, for 1 hour

    • C. 

      5 days a week, for 30 minutes

    • D. 

      2 days a week for 30 minutes

    • E. 

      Elderly people don’t need to exercise

  • 25. 
    When is the best time of day to do patient education with older adults?
    • A. 

      Morning

    • B. 

      Lunch

    • C. 

      Dinner

    • D. 

      Evening

    • E. 

      Middle of the night

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