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Read each question carefully and then select the best answer.

1
The number of deaths of infants under one year old, per 1,000 live births in a given year is referred to as the
A)morbidity rate.
B)infant mortality rate.
C)crude birth rate.
D)infant fertility rate.
2
The medical apartheid concept draws on which sociological perspective?
A)conflict
B)functionalist
C)interactionist
D)evolutionary
3
From a/an _________ perspective, women have been particularly vulnerable to the medicalization of society.
A)conflict
B)functionalist
C)interactive
D)evolutionary
4
Holistic medical principles were initially developed in
A)the United States
B)China.
C)Britain.
D)Egypt.
5
Heath care in the United States did not receive federal aid until the __________ century.
A)18th
B)19th
C)20th
D)Health care in the United States does not receive federal aid.
6
__________ is an area of study that is concerned with inter-relationships between people and their environment.
A)Demography
B)Environmental justice
C)Resource mobilization
D)Human ecology
7
From a/an __________ perspective, less affluent nations are being forced to exploit their mineral deposits, forests, and fisheries in order to meet their debt obligations.
A)functionalist
B)conflict
C)interactionist
D)evolutionary
8
Worldwide, more than __________ people are exposed to potentially health-damaging levels of air pollution.
A)1 million
B)10 million
C)1 billion
D)10 billion
9
AIDS was first noticed by medical practitioners in the
A)1950s.
B)1960s.
C)1970s.
D)1980s.
10
The first case of AIDS in the United States was reported in
A)1961.
B)1971.
C)1981.
D)1991.
11
Viewed from a/an __________ perspective, policymakers were slow to respond to the AIDS crisis because those in high-risk groups were comparatively powerless.
A)conflict
B)functionalist
C)evolutionary
D)interactionist
12
Which of the following is an example of a culture-bound syndrome?
A)schizophrenia
B)anorexia
C)cancer
D)all of these
13
The rate of alcoholism mortality among Native Americans served by the Indian Health Service is __________ times that of the general population of the United States.
A)two
B)three
C)four
D)five
14
In Mexico, people with a variety of ailments visit curanderos, or
A)witch doctors.
B)street dentists.
C)folk healers.
D)midwives.
15
An estimated __________million people are now infected with AIDS or HIV worldwide.
A)15
B)24
C)33
D)40
16
In the United States, about one out of every __________Americans suffers from some form of mental illness.
A)two
B)four
C)six
D)eighty
17
Sociologist Talcott Parsons outlined the societal expectations related to the attitudes and behavior of a person being viewed as ill. These expectations are referred to as the __________ role.
A)medical
B)infirm
C)debilitated
D)sick
18
Conflict theorists use which of the following terms in referring to the growing role of medicine as a major institution of social control?
A)medicalization of society
B)the sick role
C)medical labeling
D)none of these
19
The text points out that the __________ perspective has been especially interested in how physicians learn to play their occupational role.
A)functionalist
B)conflict
C)interactionist
D)structural
20
The study of the distribution of disease, impairment, and general health status across a population is termed
A)social epidemiology.
B)morbidity.
C)mortality.
D)internal medicine.
21
__________ refers to the number of new cases of a specific disorder occurring within a given population during a stated period of time, usually a year.
A)Prevalence
B)Morbidity
C)Mortality
D)Incidence
22
In the view of _____ theorists, capitalist societies such as the United States care more about maximizing profits than they do about the health and safety of industrial workers.
A)conflict
B)functionalist
C)interactionist
D)all of these
23
From a _____perspective, being sick must be controlled so that not too many people are released from their social responsibilities at any given time.
A)conflict
B)functionalist
C)interactionist
D)all of these
24
Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A)Women, in comparison with men, experience a higher prevalence of many illnesses.
B)Men are more likely to have parasitic diseases.
C)Women, as a group, appear to be in better health than men.
D)Women are more likely to become diabetic.
25
Which of the following theorists have closely examined how compliance and negotiation occur between physicians and patients?
A)functionalists
B)conflict theorists
C)interactionists
D)feminist theorists







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