Sociology Practice Exam 1

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Sociology Practice Exam 1

Practice exam for Developmental pychology


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the main goal of the Kauai longitudinal study?
    • A. 

      To determine whether nature vs. nurture causes personality traits

    • B. 

      To determine the mating rituals of fishes

    • C. 

      To determine why some individuals become delinquents when faced with obstacles, and why some others are resilient

    • D. 

      To determine what teaching styles create successs

  • 2. 
    What are aspects of integrated development?
    • A. 

      Social, physical, mental

    • B. 

      Traits, genetics, nurture

    • C. 

      Biological, Social, Psychological

    • D. 

      Mind, body, brain

  • 3. 
    An individual's life story is influenced by which of the following factors?
    • A. 

      All of these

    • B. 

      Physical abilities

    • C. 

      Socioeconomic status

    • D. 

      Sexual orientation

  • 4. 
    Individuals' lives show ________ and ________ as they progress through time.
    • A. 

      Similarities; assumptions

    • B. 

      Expectancy; accidents

    • C. 

      Differences; assimilation

    • D. 

      Continuity; change

  • 5. 
    What is the proper definition for the term lifespan?
    • A. 

      How long an individual is expected to live

    • B. 

      The average years a person is expected to live, based on statistical analysis, for a person born in a certain period

    • C. 

      The quality of your life

    • D. 

      Death

  • 6. 
    Longevity is _______________ while life expectancy is _______________.
    • A. 

      Is the actual length and duration of one's life; the average years one is statistically expected to life for being born in a particular time period

    • B. 

      The average years one is statistically expected to live for being born in a particular time period; the actual length of your life

    • C. 

      Life; death

    • D. 

      Death; life

  • 7. 
    From the 20th to the 21st century life expectancy has_____________.
    • A. 

      Decreased

    • B. 

      Increased

    • C. 

      Stayed the same

    • D. 

      Leveled out

  • 8. 
    What is the average life expectancy for a person born this year in the United states?
    • A. 

      About 78

    • B. 

      About 20

    • C. 

      About 122

    • D. 

      About 60

  • 9. 
    Women live ______ longer than men
    • A. 

      3 x

    • B. 

      7 x

    • C. 

      5-6 x

    • D. 

      9-10x

  • 10. 
    The average life expectancy for a woman is ________, and for a man it is _____.
    • A. 

      22, 25

    • B. 

      89, 90

    • C. 

      81.5, 76

    • D. 

      76, 81.5

  • 11. 
    What is a reason why women tend to live longer than men ?
    • A. 

      Men are more reckless, and are more likely to die in accidents

    • B. 

      Men are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and genetic disorders

    • C. 

      Men are more likely to participate in violent crime, and therefore die because of it

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 12. 
    What country has the longest life expectancy?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Andorra

    • D. 

      United States

  • 13. 
    During times of poverty, the life expectancy _______.
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Decrease

    • C. 

      Levels

    • D. 

      Stays the same

  • 14. 
    Why are men more susceptible to sex-chomosome related diseases?
    • A. 

      Because they are exposed to more chemicals

    • B. 

      Because God doesn't like men

    • C. 

      Because men have one sex (X) chromosome, any genetic diesease related to that chormosome will be expressed, while for women, it will be masked (XX)

    • D. 

      Because women are smarter

  • 15. 
    Why is Japan's life expectancy longer than the U.S.?
  • 16. 
    What is a stage of development?
    • A. 

      An aspect of Social learning theory

    • B. 

      A period of life that is defined by a certain way of thinking.

    • C. 

      Suggests a qualitative change in one's competencies

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 17. 
    During infancy, a baby is worrying about being fed and being comforted. What stage is the baby working through?
    • A. 

      Initiative vs Guilt

    • B. 

      Generativity vs Stagnation

    • C. 

      Trust vs. Mistrust

    • D. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

  • 18. 
    What is the definition of a core pathology?
    • A. 

      A destructive force born from a severe and negative resolution of a psychosocial crisis

    • B. 

      An adaptive ego trait to a positive resolution of a psycho social crises

    • C. 

      A type of neurotic behavior

    • D. 

      An aspect of social role theory

  • 19. 
    What stage is a toddler in when it is first beginning to walk?
    • A. 

      Trust vs. Mistrust

    • B. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

    • C. 

      Autonomy vs. Self Doubt

    • D. 

      Intimacy vs. Isolation

  • 20. 
    When a child first enters the school environment and is learning to do simple tasks and conform this  different environment, what stage are they in?
    • A. 

      Intimacy vs. Isolation

    • B. 

      Autonomy vs. Self Doubt

    • C. 

      Industry vs. Inferiority

    • D. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

  • 21. 
    When an adolescent is learning to identify themselves, and develop loyal relationships to friends and ideals, what stage are they in?
    • A. 

      Industry v. Inferiority

    • B. 

      Trust vs. Mistrust

    • C. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

    • D. 

      Identity vs. Role Confusion

  • 22. 
    When young adults are trying to develop meaningful relationships that are reciprocating and mutually satisfying, what stage are they in ?
    • A. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

    • B. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

    • C. 

      Intimacy vs. Isolation

    • D. 

      Trust vs. Mistrust

  • 23. 
    When a middle age adult starts looking into the interests of children, and the community, what stage are they in?
    • A. 

      Intimacy vs. Isolation

    • B. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

    • C. 

      Trust vs. Mistrust

    • D. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

  • 24. 
    When a late adult is struggling with the meaning of their life in the face of death, what stage are they in?
    • A. 

      Trust vs. Mistrust

    • B. 

      Integrity vs Despair

    • C. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

    • D. 

      Intimacy vs. Isolation

  • 25. 
    The outcome of a successful resolution of a psychosocial crisis the development of ___________.
    • A. 

      Core Pathology

    • B. 

      Prime adaptive ego quality

    • C. 

      Neurosis

    • D. 

      A new suit