The final examination format is take-home and open book/resources and will cover all material presented in the class in order to determine how well you have grasped key concepts. The final will be posted in the classroom at midnight on the first day of the last week of the term. Your completed final should be posted in the Assignments Folder by no later than 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the due date. The Assignments folder will lock promptly at midnight. Late work will not be accepted, except in cases of emergency. Extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and require documentation.
All questions can be answered using your online in-class materials. It should not be necessary to use other sources.
Students are expected to adhere to UMUC’s Code of Conduct. You may not consult with other individuals (e.g., classmates, family members, co-workers) to complete your exams or papers. Known violations will be reported to the provost’s office for disciplinary action in accordance with UMUC policy.
The final exam is 92 mixed format questions. Please start the exam ASAP as it is a comprehensive learning experience that requires significant effort. It comprises 25% of your overall grade.
The Multiple Choice and True/ False questions are drawn from the assigned online readings Chapters 1-4, 9-11, 13 Paying the Tab: The costs and benefits of alcohol control.
The essay questions are drawn from the other weekly assigned readings.
Pay close attention to the high point value for the essay questions and plan an appropriate amount of work reflective of the questions point value.
For the essays, Read, Relect, and Write. Do not cut and paste or reproduce the assigned readings word for word. Even when cited it is not permissable to reproduce word for word the reading as an answer to the question. Display your personal understanding of these concepts in the essays.
BEHS 364 SEC 6380 SEM 2158 Final Examination
Alcohol in U. S. Society UMUC 2015
Match Questions – 4 points each
True or False Questions – 2 points each
51. The economist Warburton contends that the business, professional, and salaried class sustained their average pre-prohibition alcohol consumption levels throughout prohibition.
52. Jellinek’s designation of alcoholism as a “disease” was a new idea.
53. The AA tenet is that alcoholics are “allergic” to alcohol.
54. The disease label may help to remove the stigma associated with alcoholism.
55. Vaillant noted undergoing detoxification as a marker for those early on the continuum of alcohol related problems.
56. The “flushing response” is common among some African populations.
57. Biology is irrelevant to alcoholism.
58. Inpatient treatment programs are the least costly form of alcoholism treatment.
59. Cognitive behavioral therapy seeks to develop the patient’s coping skills.
60. 12-step facilitation identifies and disputes the patient’s irrational belief system.
61. The drug disulfuran (Antabuse) has proven to be of major therapeutic benefit in curing alcoholism.
62. 3.4% of the adult public is currently dependent by DSM-V definition.
63. Prevention of harmful drinking patterns and alcoholism prevention efforts are unimportant today.
64. Beers are fermented from grains before the starch in them is converted to sugar.
65. Distilled spirits contain between 40% and 50% alcohol.
66. A standard drink of beer (12oz.), wine (5 oz.), or distilled spirits (1.5oz.) provides the same dose of alcohol.
67. Surveys tend to overestimate alcohol consumption by a wide margin.
68. The heaviest drinkers account for the bulk of alcohol consumption.
69. The heaviest drinkers are of little consequence to the sales and profitability of the alcohol beverage industry.
70. Blacks are more likely to report drinking than Hispanics or Whites.
71. People with college degrees are less likely to drink.
72. People in the two highest income brackets are more likely to drink than those in the lowest income group.
73. Youths drink more than the elderly.
74. The use of government authority to restrict commerce and choice in the name of enhancing safety is universally accepted and approved in the U.S.
75. The threshold for intervention by government should rightly be lower than the threshold for intervention by employers and friends.
76. The individualistic perspective was suggested by President Kennedy when he stated, “ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”
77. A negative externality occurs when effects are harmful.
78. Self – Management is a costly and imperfect craft, and some people are better at it than others.
79. The “moral hazard” effect is an intended and desired consequence of harm reduction.
80. The cost of illness (COI) method is generally preferred over the willingness to pay (WTP) by economists for translating injury and death into dollars.
81. Our willingness to pay for enhanced safety for ourselves and loved ones comprises the entire picture since we have no financial stake in the health and safety of strangers.
82. Individual production and consumption are consistent and remain the same over life course.
83. Alcohol is currently under-taxed and in some respects under-regulated.
84. Taxes and other restrictions on alcohol supply are indiscriminate.
85. The array of DUI interventions championed by MADD and other advocacy groups has had no effect on DUI incidence and fatality rates.
86. Alcohol taxes are now too low.
87. Lower alcohol prices are conducive to lower rates of underage drinking.
Essay Questions – 50 points each
88. Describe in detail the effects of alcohol and other substance use on intimate partner violence. Detail its prevalence, epidemiology, and critical issues. Explain the various relationships between alcohol/substance use and intimate partner violence. Include an explanation of the association between chronic substance abuse and intimate partner violence as well as its impact.
89. Describe in detail the 6 assessment dimensions of the ASAM patient placement criteria. Discuss their impact on proper placement and treatment planning.
90. Describe Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), its origins, history, and development. Detail the AA program of recovery, philosophy, and how it works.
91. Describe in detail group therapy. Include a discussion of its curative factors, history, and processes. Note the various types of therapy groups and how they work.
92. Describe in detail the Stages of Change denoting each stage and describing the paths and processes associated with this model and each stage.
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