Chapter 18 Quiz

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Chapter 18 Quiz

This assessment is worth 100 points.

  1. Why is life expectancy for women longer than for men?   (10 points)

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  2. Which of the following describes a biological component to the difference in life expectancies between men and women?   (10 points)

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    b.  
    c.  
    d.  

  3. Researchers have extended the life of a human cell by   (10 points)

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    b.  
    c.  
    d.  

  4. Robert has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 68. His family suspects that his disease is a result of the natural loss of neurons as the brain ages. When they meet with the doctor, they learn that they were   (10 points)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  

  5. Between the ages of 20 and 80, we typically lose _______ of our lung capacity.   (10 points)

    a.  
    b.  
    c.  
    d.  

  6. Older women are more likely to suffer from _______, but less likely to suffer from _______ than older men.   (10 points)

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    b.  
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    d.  

  7. A program of mental stimulation is to brain tissue as a program of weight lifting is to   (10 points)

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    c.  
    d.  

  8. Experts are recommending strength training for older adults because such training   (10 points)

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    b.  
    c.  
    d.  

  9. Barry claims that large daily doses of certain vitamins will prevent him from becoming sick and will improve his quality of life in later years. What does the research evidence conclude about such a claim?   (10 points)

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  10. Health-care providers' attitudes toward old people   (10 points)

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