Suffolk County Community College

 

PSY-210  Lifespan Psychology                                            Prof. R. Morse                                      

 

Berger 8th Ed. Ch 8 Practice Questions

 

The Multiple Choice questions that follow are taken from a Test Bank developed by Kathleen Stassen Berger, the author of our textbook.  The answers to these questions can be obtained by sending me an e-mail with your proposed answer key.  Some of these questions will appear on your Final exam.

1.

Over the past three decades in Brazil, what has been the trend in children in terms of health and body growth?

 

A)

Children have gone from being malnourished to being healthy.

 

B)

Children have become more impoverished, leading to overnourishment.

 

C)

Children have become less impoverished, which has led to being undernourished.

 

D)

Children have gone from being undernourished to overnourished.

 

2.

In developed nations, which of the following is(are) most likely to be lacking in a child's diet?

 

A)

calcium, iron, and zinc

 

B)

B vitamins

 

C)

magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin D

 

D)

vitamin C

 

3.

Kindra, age 4, is very particular about her daily routines, especially at mealtime. She will only eat from one certain plate, drink from one certain cup, and must have a folded napkin next to her plate. She is exhibiting the phenomenon of:

 

A)

all's well.

 

B)

just right.

 

C)

obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

D)

early persnickety syndrome.

 

4.

The ability to generate several thoughts in rapid succession is most specifically related to:

 

A)

eating healthy foods.

 

B)

myelination.

 

C)

frontal cortex maturation.

 

D)

development of new axons.

 

5.

Kayla is 4 years old and has recently begun coordinating the two sides of her body more efficiently. This development may be attributed to:

 

A)

growth of the corpus collosum.

 

B)

longer arms and legs.

 

C)

brain lateralization.

 

D)

adequate calcium in her diet.

 

6.

One way that maturation of the prefrontal cortex is demonstrated is in the game:

 

A)

hide and seek.

 

B)

patty-cake.

 

C)

peek-a-boo.

 

D)

Simon Says.

 

7.

On a cross-country car trip, Anna and Robert asked “Are we there yet?” so many times that their mother began covering her ears. The children were exhibiting:

 

A)

impulsiveness.

 

B)

emotional regulation.

 

C)

habituation.

 

D)

perseveration.

 

8.

The ability to control one's impulsiveness appears to be directly related to the development of the:

 

A)

parietal cortex.

 

B)

prefrontal cortex.

 

C)

striate cortex.

 

D)

frontal cortex.

 

9.

Melika is 4 years old. Which of the following would you expect Melika to be able to do?

 

A)

tie her shoes

 

B)

hop on either foot

 

C)

skip in rhythm

 

D)

jump over things

 

10.

Gross motor skills such as riding a tricycle are acquired:

 

A)

solely through many opportunities for practice.

 

B)

automatically when brain maturation occurs.

 

C)

through a combination of brain maturation and practice.

 

D)

only if the parents are well coordinated.

 

11.

Preschoolers often have trouble tying their shoelaces because they have inadequate:

 

A)

forearm strength.

 

B)

fine motor skill development.

 

C)

coordination and balance.

 

D)

gross motor skill development.

 

12.

The most common cause(s) of death of children worldwide is(are):

 

A)

accidents.

 

B)

disease.

 

C)

violence.

 

D)

poor sanitation.

 

13.

Which of the following would be the most likely cause of death in a toddler?

 

A)

jumping into a swimming pool and drowning

 

B)

a motor vehicle accident

 

C)

falling

 

D)

cardiovascular disease

 

14.

______ is any deliberate action that is harmful to a child's physical, emotional, or sexual well-being.

 

A)

Child maltreatment

 

B)

Child neglect

 

C)

Reported maltreatment

 

D)

Child abuse

 

15.

______ is failure to meet a child's basic physical, emotional, or educational needs.

 

A)

Child maltreatment

 

B)

Child neglect

 

C)

Reported maltreatment

 

D)

Child abuse

 

16.

The peak year for substantiated cases of child maltreatment in the United States was:

 

A)

1991.

 

B)

1993.

 

C)

2000.

 

D)

2005.

 

17.

A mistreated child who is startled at any noise and is continually looking around to see who is coming up to them is showing symptoms of:

 

A)

ADD/HD.

 

B)

OCD.

 

C)

PTSD.

 

D)

ADD.

 

18.

An example of kinship care is:

 

A)

Michelle baby-sits her brother Tommy.

 

B)

Patti and Rob adopt two brothers.

 

C)

Eric and Sherral provide foster care for their neglected nephew.

 

D)

Mari is placed in a group home with other abused children.

 

19.

Aside from foster care and kinship care, the other choice available to child care specialists in cases of child abuse is:

 

A)

adoption.

 

B)

foster care.

 

C)

kinship care.

 

D)

return the child to the family after rigorous counseling and parental re-education.