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Practice Test: Life Insurance Test #1


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  • 1. 

    Based on mathematical calculations of life expectancy and provides a sum of money when the insured person dies.

    • A.

      ANNUITY

    • B.

      INSURANCE POLICY

    • C.

      LIFE INSURANCE

    • D.

      LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS

    Correct Answer
    C. LIFE INSURANCE
    Explanation
    Life insurance is the correct answer because it is a type of insurance policy that provides a sum of money to the beneficiaries when the insured person dies. This type of insurance is based on mathematical calculations of life expectancy, where the premiums paid by the insured are used to build up a cash value that is paid out upon the insured's death.

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  • 2. 

    Provides an income over a period while the annuity owner lives.

    • A.

      INSURANCE POLICY

    • B.

      ANNUITY

    • C.

      LIFE INSURANCE

    • D.

      POLICY SUM AMOUNT

    Correct Answer
    B. ANNUITY
    Explanation
    An annuity is a financial product that provides a regular income over a specified period of time, typically for the rest of the annuity owner's life. Unlike a life insurance policy, which pays out a lump sum amount upon the death of the insured, an annuity pays out periodic payments while the annuity owner is alive. Therefore, an annuity is the correct answer as it aligns with the given explanation of providing income over a period while the annuity owner lives.

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  • 3. 

    Pool must include a mixture of "good risks" and "poor risks" to avoid a skewing of exposure that might lead to an unacceptable proportion of losses.

    • A.

      COMMON TO A SUFFICIENTLY LARGE POOL

    • B.

      RANDOMLY DIVERSE

    • C.

      PREDICTABLE

    • D.

      DUE TO CHANCE

    Correct Answer
    B. RANDOMLY DIVERSE
    Explanation
    The pool must include a mixture of "good risks" and "poor risks" to avoid a skewing of exposure. By having a randomly diverse pool, it ensures that the risks are spread out evenly and not concentrated in one particular group. This helps to mitigate the potential for an unacceptable proportion of losses by balancing out the potential risks and reducing the overall impact of any individual risk.

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  • 4. 

    In Life Insurance, the risk is if the insured will die.

    • A.

      True: If

    • B.

      False: When

    Correct Answer
    B. False: When
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "False: When." This means that in Life Insurance, the risk is not when the insured will die, but rather if the insured will die. This indicates that the occurrence of the insured's death is uncertain and not predetermined, which is the basis for the risk involved in life insurance.

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  • 5. 

    Human life has a monetary value is the Economic Basis of a/an___________.

    • A.

      ANNUITY

    • B.

      INSURANCE POLICY

    • C.

      LIFE INSURANCE

    Correct Answer
    C. LIFE INSURANCE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is LIFE INSURANCE. Life insurance is based on the economic principle that human life has a monetary value. It provides financial protection to individuals and their families by paying out a sum of money in the event of the insured person's death. This monetary value is determined based on factors such as age, health, and income potential. Life insurance helps to ensure that loved ones are financially supported and protected in the event of the policyholder's death.

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  • 6. 

    Causing another party to accept the risk, typically by contract or by hedging.

    • A.

      INSURABLE RISK

    • B.

      AVOIDANCE/ELIMINATION

    • C.

      TRANSFERENCE/OUTSOURCING/INSURING

    • D.

      REDUCTION/MITIGATION/SHARING

    Correct Answer
    C. TRANSFERENCE/OUTSOURCING/INSURING
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "TRANSFERENCE/OUTSOURCING/INSURING," refers to the act of causing another party to accept the risk. This can be done through various means such as entering into a contract or hedging. By transferring or outsourcing the risk to another party, or by insuring against it, the organization can reduce its exposure to potential losses. This strategy allows the organization to shift the financial burden of the risk to another entity, thereby mitigating the potential impact on its own resources.

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  • 7. 

    Cause, time, place, and amount of loss must be definalble, the how, when and how much of the benefit must be calculable.

    • A.

      LIMITED

    • B.

      DUE TO CHANCE

    • C.

      PREDICTABLE

    • D.

      DEFINITE AND MEASURABLE

    Correct Answer
    D. DEFINITE AND MEASURABLE
    Explanation
    The answer "DEFINITE AND MEASURABLE" is the correct choice because the statement in the question suggests that the cause, time, place, and amount of loss must be definable, and the how, when, and how much of the benefit must be calculable. This implies that the loss or benefit should be clear, specific, and quantifiable, which aligns with the concept of something being definite and measurable.

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  • 8. 

    The concept that having a large pool of similar risks enables predictability of losses on a statistical basis. The larger and more similar the group, the more predictability there is.  The idea that the greater the number of similar individual risks are combined into one group, the more accurately one may predict the number of future losses.  Making the uncertainty of risk more predictable.

    • A.

      LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS

    • B.

      PURPOSE OF INSURANCE

    • C.

      RISK POOLING

    • D.

      ECONOMIC BASIS OF LIFE INSURANCE

    Correct Answer
    A. LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS
    Explanation
    The concept of the Law of Large Numbers states that when a large pool of similar risks is combined, it allows for predictability of losses on a statistical basis. This means that the more similar individuals or risks are grouped together, the more accurately one can predict the number of future losses. This concept is important in insurance because it helps to make the uncertainty of risk more predictable, enabling insurers to set premiums and provide coverage based on statistical probabilities.

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  • 9. 

    Economic Security is the idea for __________ and _____________.

    • A.

      ANNUITY AND HEDGING

    • B.

      LIFE INSURANCE AND MEDICAID

    • C.

      ANNUITY AND LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS

    • D.

      LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITY

    Correct Answer
    D. LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITY
    Explanation
    Economic security refers to the ability of individuals or households to maintain a certain level of financial stability and protection against unforeseen events. Life insurance and annuity are both financial products that contribute to economic security. Life insurance provides financial protection to beneficiaries in the event of the policyholder's death, ensuring that their loved ones are financially supported. Annuities, on the other hand, are investment products that provide a regular income stream during retirement, offering individuals a sense of financial security in their later years. Therefore, life insurance and annuity are both important components of economic security.

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  • 10. 

    Risk that is the nature of things and arises without the individual's volition.  There's no chance of gain, only loss.

    • A.

      RISK

    • B.

      SPECULATIVE RISK

    • C.

      HAZARD RISK

    • D.

      PURE RISK

    Correct Answer
    D. PURE RISK
    Explanation
    Pure risk refers to a type of risk where there is no chance of gain, only loss. It is the risk that arises without the individual's volition and is inherent in the nature of things. This type of risk is typically insurable and includes events such as accidents, natural disasters, and death. Unlike speculative risk, which involves the possibility of both gain and loss, pure risk only involves the potential for negative outcomes. Hazard risk refers to risks associated with specific hazards, while speculative risk involves the possibility of both gain and loss through financial speculation.

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  • 11. 

    Legal document issued by an insurance company to the policyholder defining the terms and conditions of the insurance.  

    • A.

      LIFE INSURANCE

    • B.

      ANNUITY

    • C.

      INSURANCE POLICY

    Correct Answer
    C. INSURANCE POLICY
    Explanation
    An insurance policy is a legal document issued by an insurance company to the policyholder that outlines the terms and conditions of the insurance. It provides details about the coverage, premiums, deductibles, and any other important information related to the insurance contract. This document serves as a contract between the insurance company and the policyholder, ensuring that both parties understand their rights and obligations.

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  • 12. 

    The chance of financial loss, stated in quantifiable terms (i.e. monetary or non-monetary).

    • A.

      HAZARD

    • B.

      RISK

    • C.

      DUE TO CHANCE

    Correct Answer
    B. RISK
    Explanation
    Risk is the correct answer because it refers to the chance of financial loss, which can be expressed in quantifiable terms. Risk involves uncertainty and the possibility of negative outcomes, whether they are monetary or non-monetary. It is a concept commonly used in finance and insurance to assess the potential consequences of certain actions or events.

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  • 13. 

    The direct and immediate (specific) cause of a risk (loss).

    • A.

      PERIL

    • B.

      HAZARD

    • C.

      EXPOSURE

    Correct Answer
    A. PERIL
    Explanation
    Peril refers to the direct and immediate cause of a risk or loss. It can be described as a specific event or circumstance that poses a threat and can result in damage, injury, or financial loss. Perils can include natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods, accidents like fires or explosions, or even intentional acts like theft or vandalism. Identifying and understanding the specific peril associated with a risk is crucial in managing and mitigating potential losses.

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  • 14. 

    To conserve and protect this monetary value of a human life ("greater human life value") by providing for and seeing to the needs of those who depend on the insured for their economic existence.

    • A.

      THE CONCEPT OF RISK

    • B.

      PURPOSE OF LIFE INSURANCE

    • C.

      INSURANCE POLICY

    Correct Answer
    B. PURPOSE OF LIFE INSURANCE
    Explanation
    The purpose of life insurance is to conserve and protect the monetary value of a human life, also known as the "greater human life value." It aims to provide for and meet the needs of those who rely on the insured individual for their economic well-being. Life insurance ensures that in the event of the insured person's death, their dependents are financially supported and can maintain their standard of living.

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  • 15. 

    What are the two types of exposure to loss?

    • A.

      RISK AND HAZARD

    • B.

      PURE RISK AND PROBABILITY

    • C.

      PURE RISK AND SPECULATIVE RISK

    Correct Answer
    C. PURE RISK AND SPECULATIVE RISK
    Explanation
    The correct answer is PURE RISK AND SPECULATIVE RISK. Pure risk refers to situations where there is only a possibility of loss or no loss at all, such as accidents or natural disasters. Speculative risk, on the other hand, involves situations where there is a possibility of both gain and loss, such as gambling or investing in the stock market. These two types of exposure to loss cover different scenarios and require different risk management strategies.

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  • 16. 

    Probability is the size of what?

    • A.

      CHANCE

    • B.

      LOSS

    • C.

      PERIL

    Correct Answer
    A. CHANCE
    Explanation
    Probability is the measure of the likelihood or chance of an event occurring. It represents the size or extent of the possibility that a particular outcome will happen. Therefore, "chance" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the concept of probability.

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  • 17. 

    Voluntarily entering a situation that inherently contains the possibility of either loss or gain, such as investing in the stock market; assumed voluntarily and offers the possibility of gain as well as loss.

    • A.

      MORALE HAZARD

    • B.

      SPECULATIVE RISK

    • C.

      GAMBLING

    Correct Answer
    B. SPECULATIVE RISK
    Explanation
    Speculative risk refers to voluntarily entering a situation that inherently contains the possibility of either loss or gain, such as investing in the stock market. It is assumed voluntarily and offers the possibility of both gain and loss. This term is commonly used in the context of financial investments where individuals knowingly take risks in the hope of achieving higher returns. It is different from gambling as it involves informed decision-making based on analysis and research rather than purely relying on chance.

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  • 18. 

    Concerning the annuity, the risk is that the individual will die.

    • A.

      True: Will die.

    • B.

      False: Live too long.

    Correct Answer
    B. False: Live too long.
    Explanation
    An annuity is a financial product that provides a fixed stream of income for a specific period or for the rest of an individual's life. The risk associated with an annuity is that the individual may live longer than expected, resulting in the annuity payments continuing for a longer duration and potentially depleting the funds. Therefore, the correct answer is "False: Live too long."

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  • 19. 

    Accepting a known risk and entering into the activity that poses the chance of loss with full responsibility for consequences.  When the desire for the benefits of success at an activity outweigh the fear and potential loss of failure, when we cannot have the gain without taking the risk, and when we cannot reduce or transfer the risk, this is our strategy:   we know the risk, we live iwht the consequences.                    

    • A.

      MORALE HAZARD

    • B.

      RETENTION/ACCEPTANCE/BUDGETING

    • C.

      REDUCTION/MITIGATION/SHARING

    Correct Answer
    B. RETENTION/ACCEPTANCE/BUDGETING
    Explanation
    The strategy described in the explanation is retention/acceptance/budgeting. This strategy involves accepting a known risk and taking full responsibility for the consequences. It is used when the desire for the benefits of success outweighs the fear of failure and when it is not possible to reduce or transfer the risk. By retaining and accepting the risk, individuals or organizations budget for potential losses and are prepared to live with the consequences.

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  • 20. 

    Hazards due to a person’s values or habits that increases the chance of peril.

    • A.

      MORAL HAZARD

    • B.

      PHYSICAL HAZARD

    • C.

      MORALE HAZARD

    Correct Answer
    A. MORAL HAZARD
    Explanation
    A moral hazard refers to the risks or dangers that arise from a person's values or habits that can increase the likelihood of harm or danger. It typically involves situations where individuals are more likely to take risks or engage in harmful behavior because they are not personally responsible for the consequences. This can occur in various contexts such as insurance, finance, or even personal relationships. In essence, a moral hazard occurs when someone's actions or choices are influenced by the knowledge that they will not bear the full consequences of their actions.

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  • 21. 

    WHAT IS THE TYPE OF RISKS THAT IS INSURABLE?

    • A.

      MORAL RISK

    • B.

      PURE RISK

    • C.

      ALL RISKS ARE INSURABLE

    Correct Answer
    B. PURE RISK
    Explanation
    Pure risk refers to risks that have only two possible outcomes: loss or no loss. These risks are insurable because they involve events that are beyond the control of the insured and can result in financial loss. Examples of pure risks include natural disasters, accidents, and theft. Insurers can assess the probability of such events occurring and provide coverage to individuals or businesses to protect against potential losses. Moral risk, on the other hand, refers to risks that arise from unethical or dishonest behavior, and all risks being insurable is not accurate as some risks may be considered uninsurable by insurance companies.

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  • 22. 

    The two dimensions of risk are:

    • A.

      EXPOSURE AND PROBABILITY

    • B.

      RISK AND HAZARD

    • C.

      RISK AND PERIL

    Correct Answer
    A. EXPOSURE AND PROBABILITY
    Explanation
    The two dimensions of risk are exposure and probability. Exposure refers to the extent to which a person or organization is vulnerable to potential risks or hazards. It includes factors such as location, assets, and activities that may increase the likelihood of experiencing a loss. Probability, on the other hand, refers to the likelihood or chance of a specific risk event occurring. It is often measured in terms of percentages or ratios. Understanding both exposure and probability is crucial in assessing and managing risks effectively.

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  • 23. 

    Must allow application of the "Law of Large Numbers" to predict losses.

    • A.

      PREDICTABLE

    • B.

      LIMITED

    • C.

      COMMON TO A SUFFICIENTLY LARGE POOL

    Correct Answer
    C. COMMON TO A SUFFICIENTLY LARGE POOL
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the phenomenon being described is common to a sufficiently large pool. This means that when the "Law of Large Numbers" is applied, it can be used to predict losses accurately. The idea behind the "Law of Large Numbers" is that as the size of the sample or pool increases, the more reliable and accurate the predictions become. Therefore, in a large pool, the losses can be predicted with a high degree of certainty.

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  • 24. 

    CONCERNING THE CONCEPT OF RISK, THE SIZE OF THE LOSS IS THE ____________.

    • A.

      HAZARD

    • B.

      EXPOSURE

    • C.

      RISK

    Correct Answer
    B. EXPOSURE
    Explanation
    In the context of risk, the size of the loss refers to the potential magnitude or extent of the negative consequences that may occur. Therefore, the correct answer is "EXPOSURE" because it represents the level of vulnerability or susceptibility to risk. The higher the exposure, the greater the potential for a larger loss.

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  • 25. 

    Not performing an activity that carries risk.

    • A.

      REDUCTION/MITIGATION/SHARING

    • B.

      AVOIDANCE/ELIMINATION

    • C.

      TRANSFERENCE/OUTSOURCING/INSURING

    Correct Answer
    B. AVOIDANCE/ELIMINATION
    Explanation
    Avoidance/elimination refers to the act of completely avoiding or eliminating an activity that carries risk. This means that instead of trying to reduce, mitigate, share, transfer, outsource, or insure against the risk, the best approach is to simply not engage in the activity at all. By avoiding or eliminating the activity, the potential for any negative consequences or risks associated with it is completely eliminated. This can be a highly effective strategy for minimizing risk and ensuring safety.

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  • 26. 

    ___________ IS A TYPE OF RISK TRANSFER THAT USES CONTRACTS.          

    Correct Answer
    INSURANCE
    Explanation
    Insurance is a type of risk transfer that uses contracts. It is a financial arrangement in which an individual or entity pays a premium to an insurance company in exchange for protection against potential losses or damages. The insurance company then assumes the risk and provides compensation or coverage in the event of an insured loss. Contracts, known as insurance policies, outline the terms and conditions of the coverage, including the risks covered, the premium amount, and the duration of the policy. This allows individuals and businesses to transfer the risk of potential losses to the insurance company, providing them with financial security and peace of mind.

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  • 27. 

    Anything that can increase risk or the chance of a loss; a factor that creates the circumstances for a peril.

    • A.

      PERIL

    • B.

      HAZARD

    • C.

      RISK

    Correct Answer
    B. HAZARD
    Explanation
    A hazard is anything that can increase the risk or chance of a loss. It is a factor that creates the circumstances for a peril to occur. Hazards can be physical, such as fire or natural disasters, or they can be non-physical, such as financial risks or legal liabilities. Hazards can vary in severity and can affect different aspects of life or business. Identifying and managing hazards is important in order to minimize the potential for losses or damages.

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  • 28. 

    Chance of loss must be outside the control of the insured person:  _____________.

    Correct Answer
    DUE TO CHANCE
    Explanation
    The phrase "due to chance" suggests that the chance of loss must be something that the insured person has no control over. In insurance, the concept of risk is based on the idea that certain events are unpredictable and beyond the control of individuals. Therefore, for an insurance policy to be valid, the potential loss must be caused by an unforeseen event or circumstance that is outside the control of the insured person.

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  • 29. 

    NOT ALL PURE RISKS CAN BE INSURED AGAINST.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Not all pure risks can be insured against because insurance companies assess the risks involved and determine if they are insurable. Some risks may be deemed too high or uncertain to be covered by insurance policies. Additionally, certain risks may fall outside the scope of traditional insurance coverage, such as acts of war or intentional acts. Therefore, it is true that not all pure risks can be insured against.

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  • 30. 

    ____________ is sharing individual risk with a larger group so that no one bears a loss alone and everyone receives relief; transfferring risk from an individual to a group, thus decreasing the amount of loss for each member.

    Correct Answer
    RISK POOLING
    Explanation
    Risk pooling is the practice of sharing individual risk with a larger group, ensuring that no one person bears a loss alone and that everyone receives relief. By transferring risk from an individual to a group, the amount of loss for each member is decreased. This allows for a more equitable distribution of risk and provides a safety net for individuals within the group.

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  • 31. 

    ___________ is define as likelihood of occurrence must be amenable to statistical projection.

    Correct Answer
    PREDICTABLE
    Explanation
    Predictable is defined as something that can be anticipated or foreseen. In the context of the given statement, likelihood of occurrence refers to the probability or chance of something happening. When something is predictable, it means that its likelihood of occurrence can be projected or estimated using statistical methods. Therefore, the given answer "Predictable" aligns with the definition provided in the statement.

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  • 32. 

    AVOIDING RISK ALSO MEANS LOSING OUT ON THE POTENTIAL GAIN THAT ACCEPTING (RETAINING) THE RISK MIGHT ALLOW.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Avoiding risk means choosing not to take a chance on a potential gain that could come from accepting or retaining the risk. By avoiding risk, one may miss out on opportunities for growth, success, or profit that could have been achieved by taking the risk. This statement highlights the trade-off between risk and potential gain, suggesting that by avoiding risk, one may also be sacrificing potential rewards.

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  • 33. 

    The individual's physical characteristic(s) that increases the chance of peril; occur due to inadequacies or problems with the condition, structure, or operation of an object or property.  This is the term for what?

    Correct Answer
    PHYSICAL HAZARD
    Explanation
    A physical hazard refers to an individual's physical characteristic(s) that increase the chance of peril. These characteristics can be caused by inadequacies or problems with the condition, structure, or operation of an object or property. In other words, physical hazards are factors that pose a risk to a person's safety or well-being due to their physical attributes or the condition of their surroundings.

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  • 34. 

    ___________:  Taking steps to reduce the severity of a potential loss or the likelihood of the loss occurring. 

    Correct Answer
    REDUCTION/MITIGATION/SHARING
    Explanation
    The answer is REDUCTION/MITIGATION/SHARING because these terms all refer to actions taken to minimize the impact or likelihood of a loss. By reducing or mitigating the severity of a potential loss, individuals or organizations can minimize the negative consequences. Sharing refers to distributing the risk among multiple parties, such as through insurance or partnerships, to lessen the burden on any one entity. Overall, these strategies aim to proactively address potential losses and minimize their impact.

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  • 35. 

    THE 3 TYPES OF HAZARDS IN LIFE INSURANCE ARE:

    • A.

      PHYSICAL, EXPOSURE, MORAL

    • B.

      PHYSICAL, MORAL, PERIL

    • C.

      PHYSICAL, MORAL, MORALE

    Correct Answer
    C. PHYSICAL, MORAL, MORALE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is PHYSICAL, MORAL, MORALE. In life insurance, physical hazards refer to factors such as age, health conditions, and lifestyle choices that increase the risk of death or injury. Moral hazards involve the insured's behavior or choices that may increase the likelihood of filing a claim, such as engaging in dangerous activities. Morale hazards, on the other hand, pertain to the insured's attitude or indifference towards the potential risks, which may lead to careless behavior and increased chances of accidents or losses.

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  • 36. 

    Must not expose insurer to catastrophic losses.

    • A.

      LIMITED

    • B.

      PREDICTABLE

    • C.

      RANDOMLY DIVERSE

    Correct Answer
    A. LIMITED
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "LIMITED" because it implies that the insurer's exposure to losses is controlled and restricted. This means that the insurer's potential losses are limited to a certain extent, reducing the risk of catastrophic losses.

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  • 37. 

    WHAT ARE THE EXAMPLES OF AVOIDANCE/ELIMINATION?

    • A.

      Halon fire suppression systems may mitigate that risk > the cost may be prhibitive (excessively high; difficult or impossible to pay) as a strategy.

    • B.

      Not starting a business to avoid risk of loss also avoids the possibility of earning profits.

    • C.

      Not flying in order to avoid taking the risk that the airplane might crash.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Not starting a business to avoid risk of loss also avoids the possibility of earning profits.
    C. Not flying in order to avoid taking the risk that the airplane might crash.
    Explanation
    Avoidance/elimination refers to the act of avoiding or eliminating a risk altogether. In the given examples, not starting a business and not flying are both examples of avoidance/elimination. By not starting a business, one avoids the risk of loss but also eliminates the possibility of earning profits. Similarly, by not flying, one avoids the risk of a plane crash. These actions demonstrate a proactive approach to risk management by completely avoiding or eliminating the potential risks involved.

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  • 38. 

    RECKLESS RISK-TAKING IS AN EXAMPLE OF__________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    MORALE HAZARD
    Explanation
    Morale hazard refers to a situation where individuals or entities are more likely to take risks or engage in reckless behavior because they are protected from the consequences. In this case, reckless risk-taking is an example of morale hazard because the person is willing to take risks without considering the potential negative outcomes due to a sense of security or lack of accountability.

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  • 39. 

    Hazards resulting from irresponsibility or carelessness; a state of mind or an attitude that increases the chance of peril.

    • A.

      MORALE HAZARD

    • B.

      MORAL HAZARD

    • C.

      PHYSICAL HAZARD

    Correct Answer
    A. MORALE HAZARD
    Explanation
    Morale hazard refers to the increased risk or danger that arises from a person's lack of responsibility or carelessness. It is a state of mind or attitude that can lead to hazardous situations. In this context, morale hazard is the most appropriate term to describe the hazards resulting from irresponsibility or carelessness. Moral hazard, on the other hand, refers to a different concept related to the potential for individuals to take risks because they are protected from the consequences. Physical hazard refers to tangible dangers or risks present in the environment.

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  • 40. 

    HOBBY OF RACING CARS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A MORALE HAZARD.

    • A.

      True: MORALE HAZARD

    • B.

      False: MORAL HAZARD

    Correct Answer
    B. False: MORAL HAZARD
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "False: MORAL HAZARD." The term "moral hazard" refers to a situation where an individual or entity takes risks or behaves irresponsibly because they know they will not bear the full consequences of their actions. In this case, the hobby of racing cars does not fit the definition of moral hazard as it does not involve any unethical or irresponsible behavior. Therefore, the correct term to describe the hobby of racing cars would be "morale hazard," which refers to a situation where an individual's behavior or actions are influenced by their confidence or morale.

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  • 41. 

    HOW DOES LIFE INSURANCE WORK?

    • A.

      INSURABILITY AND RISK POOLING

    • B.

      LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS AND RISK POOLING

    • C.

      RISK POOLING AND CONTRACTING

    Correct Answer
    B. LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS AND RISK POOLING
    Explanation
    Life insurance works by utilizing the principle of risk pooling and the law of large numbers. The law of large numbers states that as the number of insured individuals increases, the more accurate the predictions of mortality rates become. This allows insurance companies to calculate premiums based on the average risk of a large group rather than the individual risk of each policyholder. Risk pooling involves spreading the financial risk of death across a large group of policyholders, ensuring that the financial burden is shared among many rather than falling solely on the individual. This enables the insurance company to provide coverage at a more affordable rate for the policyholders.

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  • 42. 

    AN ICY FRONT PORCH IS AN EXAMPLE OF A_______.

    • A.

      PHYSICAL HAZARD

    • B.

      HAZARD

    • C.

      CARELESSNESS

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. PHYSICAL HAZARD
    B. HAZARD
    Explanation
    An icy front porch can be considered a physical hazard because it poses a risk of slipping and falling. This hazard is caused by the physical condition of the porch, specifically the presence of ice, which increases the likelihood of accidents and injuries. Therefore, it is important to take precautions and address the icy conditions to prevent any harm or accidents.

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  • 43. 

    THE 4 STRATEGIES OF DEALING WITH AND MANAGING RISKS ARE:

    • A.

      AVOIDANCE; RETENTION

    • B.

      TRANSFERENCE; LIFE INSURANCE

    • C.

      REDUCTION; TRANSFERENCE

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. AVOIDANCE; RETENTION
    C. REDUCTION; TRANSFERENCE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AVOIDANCE; RETENTION, REDUCTION; TRANSFERENCE. These four strategies are commonly used in risk management. Avoidance refers to avoiding or eliminating the risk altogether. Retention involves accepting the risk and bearing the potential consequences. Reduction involves taking actions to reduce the likelihood or impact of the risk. Transference involves transferring the risk to another party, such as through insurance or contracts. These strategies can be used individually or in combination to effectively manage and mitigate risks.

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  • 44. 

    _________ is the party providing insurance coverage to a person or organization. 

    Correct Answer(s)
    INSURER
    Explanation
    The party providing insurance coverage to a person or organization is referred to as the insurer. The insurer is responsible for accepting the risk and providing financial protection in case of any covered losses or damages. They enter into a contract with the insured, known as an insurance policy, which outlines the terms and conditions of the coverage provided. The insurer collects premiums from the insured in exchange for assuming the risk and providing the necessary coverage.

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  • 45. 

    Halon fire suppression systems may mitigate a water damage risk > the cost may be prohibitive (excessively high; difficult or impossible to pay) as a strategy.

    • A.

      REDUCTION/MITIGATION/COMPROMISING

    • B.

      REDUCTION/MITIGATION/SHARING

    • C.

      REDUCTION/AVOIDANCE/SHARING

    Correct Answer
    B. REDUCTION/MITIGATION/SHARING
    Explanation
    Halon fire suppression systems can reduce the risk of water damage by mitigating the fire effectively. However, the cost of implementing these systems may be excessively high, making it difficult or impossible for some to afford. Therefore, one strategy to address this issue is to reduce the cost by sharing it among multiple parties. This means that the cost burden is distributed among different stakeholders, making it more manageable for each individual or organization involved.

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  • 46. 

    The person who owns an insurance policy and who holds all contractual rights to that policy. ___________

    Correct Answer
    POLICY OWNER/HOLDER
    Explanation
    The term "policy owner/holder" refers to the individual who possesses an insurance policy and has full rights and control over it. This person is responsible for paying the premiums, making changes to the policy, and receiving the benefits or payouts in case of a claim. The policy owner/holder is distinct from the insured person, who is the individual covered by the policy. The policy owner/holder has the authority to designate beneficiaries and make decisions regarding the policy, making them the rightful owner of the insurance contract.

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  • 47. 

    Policy sum amount is the________.

    Correct Answer
    BENEFIT
    Explanation
    The policy sum amount refers to the total amount of money that an individual is entitled to receive as a benefit from their insurance policy. This amount is usually specified in the policy documents and represents the maximum limit of coverage provided by the insurance company. It is the financial benefit that the policyholder can claim in the event of a covered loss or occurrence as per the terms and conditions of the policy.

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  • 48. 

    Fee paid to the insurance company by the insured for the benefit of the insurance policy.

    Correct Answer
    PREMIUM
    Explanation
    The fee paid by the insured to the insurance company is known as the premium. This payment is made in exchange for the benefits provided by the insurance policy. The premium amount is determined based on various factors such as the type of insurance coverage, the risk involved, and the insured's personal details. It is a regular payment that the insured needs to make to maintain the insurance policy and ensure that they are covered in case of any unforeseen events.

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  • 49. 

    SYNONYM FOR RISKS IS ________.

    Correct Answer
    LOSS
    Explanation
    The term "synonym" refers to a word that has a similar meaning to another word. In this case, the word "risks" is being asked to be replaced with a synonym. The word "loss" can be considered a synonym for "risks" because both words convey the idea of potential negative outcomes or disadvantages. When taking risks, there is always a possibility of experiencing loss or facing negative consequences.

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  • 50. 

    The person(s) selected by a life insurance policyholder to receive the policy’s benefits upon the death of the insured.

    Correct Answer
    BENEFICIARY
    Explanation
    A beneficiary is the person or persons chosen by the policyholder of a life insurance policy to receive the benefits of the policy when the insured person passes away. They are designated to receive the financial payout or other benefits outlined in the policy. The beneficiary can be a family member, a friend, or any other individual chosen by the policyholder.

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