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S05 Social Problems Exam 1 Answers (Ashworth College)

Question 7 of 20 5.0/

Question 7 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points Since 1900, life expectancy has increased around the world. This is mostly due to: A. medical advances. B. political improvements. C. improved living conditions. D. the advance of democracy. Question 8 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points Of those over 65 in the U.S., which group has the highest percentage according to the text? A. 65-74 B. 75-84 C. 85+ D. They are about equally represented. Question 9 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points Even after his sister was brutally beaten by her husband, Joe is still able to effectively study the problem of domestic violence. This is an example of: A. altruism. B. triangulation. C. subjectivity. D. objectivity. Question 10 of 20 0.0/ 5.0 Points Theoretical frameworks are known as: A. functions. B. hypothesis. C. paradigms. D. Social Darwinism. Question 11 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points All of the following are social problems facing seniors EXCEPT: A. many seniors must return to work or remain working much longer than they planned. B. family responsibilities hinder seniors with many taking on the role of parents. C. financial instability. D. chronic illnesses are experienced at a much earlier age than they used to. Question 12 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points Howard Becker observed that: A. we place labels on people in society and they become self-fulfilling prophecies. B. the rate of suicide increases with age. C. social interactions are the building blocks of society. D. economic power should not lie in the hands of the few. Question 13 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points The theory that we learn about our identity by interacting with others best fits which paradigm? A. Functionalism B. Selfish C. Contagion D. Symbolic interactionism Question 14 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points From 1982 to 1999, the percentage of senior citizens who had chronic disabilities has: A. increased. B. decreased. C. not changed but occurs at an earlier age. Question 15 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points The “young old” have all of the following characteristics except that they: A. are generally healthy. B. are active group of senior citizens. C. have fewer social problems than the “old old.” D. range in age from 65-85.

Question 16 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points Of the following nations, __________ is the nation with the lowest life expectancy. A. China B. the United States C. Sweden D. Japan Question 17 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points Your teacher is conducting research which focuses on how students interact with others in their everyday lives on campus. This research is in line with: A. Social Darwinism. B. conflict theory. C. symbolic interactionism. Question 18 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points The baby boomer generation was born between which years? A. 1936-1956 B. 1941-1961 C. 1946-1964 D. 1955-1975 Question 19 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points A social problem can be defined as: A. an issue that negatively affects a person’s state of being in society. Question 20 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points Pamela is doing research using interviews, pictures, and photos of homeless women. All of her data is in nonnumerical form. She is using what type of research method? A. Social methods B. Social statistics C. Quantitative methods D. Qualitative methods