Multiple choice quiz

Quizzes are available to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in each chapter. Click on the arrows next to each question to view the answer.

1. Approximately what percentage of individuals will act as a caregiver for another person with an illness or disability?

  1. 20%
  2. 24%
  3. 30%
  4. 33%
  5. 40%


c. 30%

2. Grief was discussed as a process that can take up to five years to adjust after a death. Which of the following factors influences the duration of grief?

  1. Level of education
  2. One’s occupation
  3. Personality
  4. Attachment style
  5. One’s own physical health


d. Attachment style

3. Grieving is a normal response following the death of a loved one. However, if the process becomes both chronic and debilitating, it is referred to as _______.

  1. Recurrent Grief Syndrome
  2. Progressive grief
  3. Conflicted grief
  4. Complicated grief
  5. Atypical Grief Disorder


d. Complicated grief

4. Individuals that possess certain personality features might be more suitable as caregivers. Which of the following is not one of them?

  1. High levels of mastery
  2. Optimism
  3. Agreeableness
  4. Self-efficacy
  5. Tendency towards problem-focused coping methods


c. Agreeableness

5. Natalie moved closer to her grandfather after she finished her undergraduate degree for the purpose of finding a job. However, following her grandfather suffering a stroke, she took on the role of caregiver, believing that it would be meaningful to her and that she would gain from this experience. She is:

  1. Internally motivated
  2. Intrinsically motivated
  3. Extrinsically motivated
  4. Externally motivated
  5. Obligatorily motivated


b. Intrinsically motivated

6. The difficulty of caregiving of older adults, prompted the American Academy of Neurology to advise neurologists to screen for:

  1. Abusive experiences to determine whether problems were a result of abuse
  2. Receptive aphasia
  3. Bed sores
  4. Similar symptoms emerging in the caregiver
  5. Misuse of prescription drugs


a. Abusive experiences to determine whether problems were a result of abuse

7. Advocates for physician-assisted death assert that respect for life means dying with dignity. Which of the following quotes best exemplifies their argument?

  1. “Our patients are wasting health resources that otherwise could be put to better use”
  2. “I do not want to be laying there in a hospital bed, only semi-conscious, as my family watches me waste away”
  3. “My partner just left me, I have no reason to live”
  4. “They are going to die regardless of what we do – why not just speed up the process?”
  5. “I cannot bear to watch my patient suffer and, as a doctor, I believe it is my duty to advise families that assisted death is the right choice”


b. “I do not want to be laying there in a hospital bed, only semi-conscious, as my family watches me waste away”

8. From middle adolescence up until the middle 30s, what are the three leading causes of death (in no particular order) in the United States, according to the Centre of Disease Control (2010)?

  1. Heart disease, unintentional injury, suicide
  2. Cancer, unintentional injury, suicide
  3. Cancer, suicide, homicide
  4. Unintentional injury, homicide, suicide
  5. Unintentional injury, suicide, influenza


d. Unintentional injury, homicide, suicide

9. There are a number of arguments for and against physician-assisted death. The doctor’s goal is to preserve life and prevent harm. What ethical principle best exemplifies this?

  1. Socratic Principle
  2. Hippocratic Oath
  3. Franciscan Oath
  4. Benevolence Oath
  5. Physician Principle


b. Hippocratic Oath

10. Connor, a third-year undergraduate student and varsity athlete, was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and needs to begin treatment immediately. However, he is convinced that he has nothing to worry about and plans on finishing the football season before starting treatment. His attitude towards the cancer is common among many adolescents and is an example of which coping strategy?

  1. Emotion-focused
  2. Avoidant-focused
  3. Problem-focused
  4. Passive resignation
  5. Other-blame


b. Avoidant-focused