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1

When discussing the deaths of her ancestors and of the deaths of family members during her own lifetime, Delilah made which correct observation?

A. Bother ancestors and contemporary relatives mostly died from communicable diseases
B. Bother ancestors and contemporary relatives mostly died from degenerative diseases
C. Ancestors mostly died from degenerative diseases, contemporary relatives from communicable diseases
D.Ancestors mostly died from communicable diseases, contemporary relatives from degenerative diseases

D.Ancestors mostly died from communicable diseases, contemporary relatives from degenerative diseases

2

Compared to a person living at the beginning of the twentieth century, a person alive at the start of the twenty-first century is

A. More likely to die in their own home
B. Less likely to witness death during infancy or childhood
C. More likely to die from a communicable disease
D. Less likely to deny the realities of death

B. Less likely to witness death during infancy or childhood

3

Roberta has been influenced by the death awareness movement. Roberta’s concept of the good death emphasises

A. A dying person surrounded by family and friends
B. Delaying death by good use of medical technology
C. Permissive attitude toward active euthanasia
D. Privacy during dying

A. A dying person surrounded by family and friends

4

Which of the following would be the best description of how Tyra, a teenager, would grieve the death of a close aunt?

A. She would get over it quickly because the permanence would elude her
B. She would grieve in wave over a long period of time
C. She would grieve intensely for less than three months
D. She would internalise it and become fearful about she own mortality

B. She would grieve in wave over a long period of time

5

In Cicirelli’s research about options when dealing with chronic, terminal medical conditions, the option chosen by most elderly persons was

A. Strive to continue living
B. Ask the physician or family member to make end-of-life choices
C. Suicide or assisted suicide
D. Do nothing to prolong life and minimise pain

A. Strive to continue living

6

After Jeremy became terminally ill and moved into the hospice, many of his family and friends stop regular contact. Jeremy is experiencing

A. Death isolation
B. The good death
C. Death denial
D. A social death

D. A social death

7

Compared with younger adults, older persons

A. Talk less about death and fear it less
B. Talk more about death and fear it more
C. Talk less about death and fear it more
D. Talk more about death and fear it less

D. Talk more about death and fear it less

8

If a culture wants to have more organs available to transplant to its chronically ill, the culture needs to adopt a definition of death based on

A. Brain death
B. Cessation of breathing
C. Cessation of heart beat
D. Brain, heart, or respiratory cessation and educate survivors about making donations

A. Brain death

9

Which of the following is the best example of a thirty-five-year-old having concerns about dying with ‘unfinished business’?

A. Fearing not completing recreational goals
B. Fearing leaving loved ones behind
C. Wishing t enjoy retirement years
D. Cleaning to avoid extra mess for those left behind

B. Fearing leaving loved ones behind

10

Megan has accepted her death and is ready to move on to a happy afterlife. Which type of acceptance is Megan experiencing?

A. Neutral acceptance
B. Escape-oriented acceptance
C. Religious-accepetance
D. Approach-oriented acceptance

D. Approach-oriented acceptance

11

When do many individuals begin estimating the amount of time they have left before they are likely to die?

A. Adolescence
B. Midlife
C. Late adulthood
D. Early adulthood

B. Midlife

12

Which of the following does not impact on which aspects of death anxiety are most salient to an individual?

A. Age
B. Gender
C. Health
D. Religiosity

C. Health

13

Which of the following correctly presents Kubler-Ross’ stages of grieving?

A. Denial, depression, bargaining, anger, acceptance
B. Denial, depression, anger, bargaining, acceptance
C. Denial, bargaining, anger depression, acceptance
D. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance

D. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance

14

In closed awareness of dying, awareness of impending death is limited to

A. Medical personnel
B. Medical personnel and the patient
C. Medical personnel and loved ones
D. Medical personnel, the patient and loved ones

C. Medical personnel and loved ones

15

Grief work involves

A. The transition from initial detachment to deep depression
B. Planning the funeral
C. The initial phase of bereavement
D. The total cycle of bereavement, which lasts one year or longer

C. The initial phase of bereavement

16

Karen and Jed have decided to use hospice services as Jed deals with terminal cancer. Which of the following can be expected as they use hospice services?

A. They will engage the needs of Jed, Karen and other family members as needed
B. They will inform Jed and Karen of active euthanasia when the quality of life becomes poor
C. They will encourage hospital settings to prolong Jed's life
D. They will encourage the minimal use of pain medication

A. They will engage the needs of Jed, Karen and other family members as needed

17

Compared with passive euthanasia, active euthanasia involves

A. Not prolonging life
B. An advanced directive
C. Active steps to end life
D. Consent from family members

C. Active steps to end life

18

Grief is ____ and mourning is ____.

A. A behavioural response; an emotional response
B. An emotional response; a social experience
C. A cultural expression; a family pattern
D. A family pattern; a cultural expression

B. An emotional response; a social experience

19

Margie has been caring for her elderly mother who is dying from cancer. As her mother gets worse, Margie is likely to experience some

A. Grief work
B. Mourning
C. Anticipatory grief
D. Grief panic

C. Anticipatory grief

20

Which of the following is not a function of the funeral ritual?

A. Appeasing the dead
B. Organising the appropriate disposal of the body
C. Contributing to the realisation of the implications of the death
D. Assisting in social integration and meaningful ongoing life

A. Appeasing the dead