Race, Ethnicity, And Aging: Exam 1 Practice

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Race, Ethnicity, And Aging: Exam 1 Practice

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of life course?
    • A. 

      Growth in older adults over 65

    • B. 

      A direction or route taken or to be taken

    • C. 

      Social transitions in a person's life

    • D. 

      Persons born at the same point in time

    • E. 

      A route to take to plan a future

  • 2. 
    What factors can define the life course?
    • A. 

      Gender, race and ethnicity

    • B. 

      Social class and economic status

    • C. 

      Family and social relationships

    • D. 

      Geographic region

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What is the definition of gerontological explosion?
    • A. 

      Another baby boom generation

    • B. 

      Growth in adolescences

    • C. 

      Social transitions in a person's life

    • D. 

      Growth in older adults over 65

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What is the total number of adults over 65 worldwide and in the US?
    • A. 

      Estimated 420 million worldwide 65+; today estimated 35 million in the US

    • B. 

      Estimated 42 million worldwide 65+; today estimated 30 million in the US

    • C. 

      Estimated 20 million worldwide 65+; today estimated 25 million in the US

    • D. 

      Estimated 400 million worldwide 65+; today estimated 45 million in the US

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Why will there be a dramatic increase in te number of adults over 65?
    • A. 

      Immigration

    • B. 

      Better healthcare

    • C. 

      Increased fertility

    • D. 

      Decrease in infectious diseases and death rates

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Define prejudice and stereotype.
    • A. 

      Biological category to describe group based on physical characteristics

    • B. 

      A standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group, and that represents an opinion or prejudice attitude

    • C. 

      A group of people who, because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from others in the society, in which they live, for different and unequal treatment

    • D. 

      To prejudge or have a negative attitude toward an entire group

    • E. 

      B and D

    • F. 

      A and C

  • 7. 
    Why are stereotypes harmful?
    • A. 

      Leads to violence, discrimination, and racism

    • B. 

      Affect judgment of individuals

    • C. 

      Damage self-image of the victim

    • D. 

      If accepted as truth, it can lead to assumptions about entire races of people you do not know

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about majority groups?
    • A. 

      Those in place of social advantage

    • B. 

      Dominant group

    • C. 

      A low social position

    • D. 

      By virtue of racial identity, receive special consideration in almost all aspects of life

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about minority groups?
    • A. 

      A dominant group

    • B. 

      Any collective group of people that is assigned a low social position

    • C. 

      This low social position reflects oppression, suppression, and discrimination that is experienced in almost all aspects of life

    • D. 

      A group of people who, because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from others in the society, in which they live, for different and unequal treatment

  • 10. 
    What is the problem with the definiton of race?
    • A. 

      No agreement on how many genetic differences it takes to make a race

    • B. 

      The system failed to account individual differences within racial groups

    • C. 

      Those from one race may not necessarily be distinguishable from that of another

    • D. 

      Definitions does not mean that one particular group has exclusive possession of a dominant gene or genes

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Define acculturation.
    • A. 

      A group of people who, because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from others in the society, in which they live, for different and unequal treatment

    • B. 

      Common heritage or set of beliefs, norms, and values passed down from one generation to the next

    • C. 

      Socialization process which minority groups gradually adopt selective elements

    • D. 

      A standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group, and that represents an opinion or prejudice attitude

  • 12. 
    Which of the following does not belong in the levels of acculturation?
    • A. 

      Acculturated

    • B. 

      Monocultural

    • C. 

      Bicultural

    • D. 

      Traditional

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is true regarding to the largest elderly Asian and Hispanic groups?
    • A. 

      Japanese; Puerto Ricans

    • B. 

      Filipino; Cubans

    • C. 

      Chinese; Mexican Americans

    • D. 

      Vietnamese; Mexican Americans

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about Blacks over 65 years of age becoming the fastest growing race group?
    • A. 

      Increase in life expectancy

    • B. 

      Decrease in fertility of younger groups

    • C. 

      Improvement in healthcare

    • D. 

      Decrease in death rates

  • 15. 
    Where do elder Native Americans reside (2007)? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Alabama

    • D. 

      Arizona

    • E. 

      North Carolina

    • F. 

      New Mexico

    • G. 

      Oklahoma

  • 16. 
    What the is the definiton of cohort?
    • A. 

      Socialization process which minority groups gradually adopt selective elements

    • B. 

      Race, class, gender, and age are all sources of inequality

    • C. 

      Biological category to describe group based on physical characteristics

    • D. 

      Persons born at the same point in time and have a common social history that provides structure and community in their lives

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT the significance of theories?
    • A. 

      Needed to prove hypothesis of race and aging

    • B. 

      Establishes facts

    • C. 

      Needed to guide and explain ways of thinking about race and aging

    • D. 

      Provide background information on various processes, such as health

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is true when conducting race as a factor in research among older adults?
    • A. 

      Provides information on families who are recent immigrants

    • B. 

      Determines whether the English language makes an impact on the older person's life

    • C. 

      Provides important information about how cautious the researchers need to be when interpreting information gathered from English questionnaires

    • D. 

      Ask if the older person was born in the US; if not, at what age did they come to the US

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Check the three most difficult groups to recruit for research.
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Low literacy

    • D. 

      Gender

    • E. 

      Older adults

  • 20. 
    What is the purpose of the Nuremburg Trials?
    • A. 

      Came about to force drug manufacturers were required to prove the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) effectiveness of their products before manufacturing them

    • B. 

      Served as a foundation for the development of professional ethics codes and governmental regulations

    • C. 

      Charged to identify basic principles that should underlie the conduct of research involving human subjects

    • D. 

      Out of the case against the German physicians came in 1949 which established limits to human experimentation

  • 21. 
    What is research?
    • A. 

      Provide background information on various processes

    • B. 

      Provides important information about how cautious the researchers need to be when interpreting information gathered from English questionnaires

    • C. 

      Investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws

    • D. 

      Generates research and research questions

  • 22. 
    Check all that apply the TCGA (Cancer Genome Atlas) Biospecimen Collection Project.
    • A. 

      Overarching goal is to improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer in racially/ethnicity (R/E) diverse and underserved populations

    • B. 

      Increase awareness/education about the importance of biospecimen collection among R/E and underserved populations

    • C. 

      Used to analyze in what capacity one group of individuals differ from another

    • D. 

      Increase the collection of high-quality TCGA breast and prostate cancer specimens from R/E diverse and underserved populations

  • 23. 
    What is/are the major problem(s) with current theories regarding minorities and minority aging? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      There are few researchers interested in the topic

    • B. 

      The system failed to account individual differences within racial groups

    • C. 

      Many criticize ethnic/race research as too descriptive, simple methods, lack theory

    • D. 

      Few theories that actually define ethnic or race specific research particularly among the aged

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