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GERONTOLOGY FINAL EXAM REVIEW
Part A: Multiple Choice x30
TOTAL= 30%:
Part B: Essay Questions:
This will be a broad question providing you an opportunity to demonstrate
your overall knowledge and application of new information from the course.
TOTAL = 25%
Part C: SHORT ANSWER QUESTONS: Terms and Concepts: I will be
picking 5. Each definition should be a 100 words in length. Please write in
prose, not point form. The potential value for each definition is 4 marks.
TOTAL = 20%
Baby boomers
Cohort group Free Radicals
Ego integrity Rectangularization of population
pyramids
Frailty Ageism
Dependency Ratio Structural functionist perspective
Conflict/Feminist Symbolic Interactionist
Wisdom Episodic as opposed to semantic memory
Chronological aging Filial piety
Supportive housing vs. Long term Care Leisure
Gerontology Third Age
The relationship between religiousness and age
Part D: SHORT ANSWER QUESTONS: Terms and Concepts:
I will choose 1 from the following the questions on the exam (Total = 25%)
1. Discuss the implications of a society top heavy with seniors
2. Reflecting on the book Everyman and class discussion, what are the main
avenues to providing meaning in life?
3. Using both a micro and macro level theory as examples, explain longevity
and successful aging in the Okinawa Valley in Japan
4. Will there come a time when the % of elderly who are dependent will
swamp resources? Explain your answer.
5. Why do you think older people prefer to remain in the family home than
move to other housing options more conducive to their environmental and
financial needs?

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GERONTOLOGY FINAL EXAM REVIEW Part A: Multiple Choice x30 TOTAL= 30%: Part B: Essay Questions: This will be a broad question providing you an opportunity to demonstrate your overall knowledge and application of new information from the course. TOTAL = 25% Part C: SHORT ANSWER QUESTONS: Terms and Concepts: I will be picking 5. Each definition should be a 100 words in length. Please write in prose, not point form. The potential value for each definition is 4 marks. TOTAL = 20% Baby boomers Cohort group Free Radicals Ego integrity Rectangularization of population pyramids Frailty Ageism Dependency Ratio Structural functionist perspective Conflict/Feminist Symbolic Interactionist Wisdom Episodic as opposed to semantic memory Chronological aging Filial piety Supportive housing vs. Long term Care Leisure Gerontology Third Age The relationship between religiousness and age Part D: SHORT ANSWER QUESTONS: Terms and Concepts: I will choose 1 from the following the questions on the exam (Total = 25%) 1. Discuss the implications of a society top heavy with seniors 2. Reflecting on the book Everyman and class discussion, what are the main avenues to providing meaning in life? 3. Using bo
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