The Likelihood of Death: A Morbid Actuarial Quiz

It may seem morbid to calculate the odds of someone dying—but that’s what being an actuary is all about. See if you have what it takes by completing this quiz.

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Who has a greater chance of dying?
A 65-year-old man
A 70-year-old woman
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You are more likely to die by...
Drowning
Falling
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Who is more likely to die at work?
A man
A woman
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Which kills more people ages 24 and younger?
Cancer
Car accidents
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You are more likely to live longer if you reside in...
South Dakota
Tennessee
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You are more likely to smoke if you earn...
$20,000/year
$80,000/year
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How much longer will the average Asian woman live than the average African-American man?
2 years
6 years
18 years
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You are more likely to reach the age of 90 if you are...
Single
Married
Formerly married (divorced, separated, or widowed)
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You are more likely to die of...
Suicide
Homicide