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decorative star graphicPractice Test for Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development

Ψ  Note: These questions are part of a larger data base of questions on Chapter 11 & are selected to represent the type of question you should expect on unit four. You can, in fact, expect to see many of these very same questions on that exam. Exam questions, however, may deal with topics not covered in the self tests or in lectures but are discussed in your textbook. You are responsible for the content of your text book plus the content of lectures, interactive activities, & material on the web site.

    Use these sample questions to test yourself & to practice for the test. Click on your choice to see if you are right.

1. Compared to a preschool child, a school age child is

•  slimmer & less muscular.
 •  slimmer & more muscular.
  •  fatter & less muscular.
   •  fatter & more muscular.

2.  10 year old Kim can probably throw a ball ____________ she could when she was six.

•  twice as far as
 •  four times as far as
  •  a little bit further than
   •  the same distance as

3.  A child is “overweight” if he or she

•  has a BMI between 25 & 29.
 •  has a BMI above the 85th percentile.
  •  has a BMI above the 95th percentile.
   •  weighs more than 50% of their peers.

4.  To determine BMI, divide the person's weight in

•  pounds by their height in inches.
 •  pounds by the square height in meters.
  •  kilograms by the height in meters cubed.
   •  kilograms by the height in meters squared.

5.  Kyle is 10, his activity level is influenced by

•  the number of safe places he can play.
 •  his heredity.
  •  his parents attitude towards food.
   •  all of these.

6.  Ruth is an obese 10 - year old. Her parents first step should be to

•  have her tested for metabolic abnormalities.
 •  make her aware of how unattractive she looks.
  •  help her exercise daily.
   •  put her on a crash diet.

7.  Asthma is probably not caused by

•  exercise.
 •  genetics.
  •  stress.
   •  exposure to allergens early in life.

8.  The athletic skills that are most difficult for 8 year olds require

•  practice.
 •  motivation.
  •  strength.
   •  judgment of speed & distance.

9.  Obesity & asthma are

•  genetically determined.
 •  caused by a poor-quality diet.
  •  the product of nature & nurture.
   •  something that a child usually outgrows.

10.  Aptitude tests measure

•  how much has been learned.
 •  capacity for divergent thinking.
  •  potential for accomplishment.
   •  All of these.

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

11.  Achievement tests are to aptitude test as

•  intelligence is to creativity.
 •  fruit is to apple.
  •  knowledge is to potential.
   •  long is to short.

12.  About 2/3 of those who take IQ test score between 85 and

•  100.
 •  115.
  •  125.
   •  135.

13.  Which of the following is not one of the 3 types of intelligence described by Sternberg?

•  academic
 •  creative
  •  practical
   •  self-knowledge

14.  To diagnose a disability you would look

•  at gender & culture.
 •  at symptoms & sex.
  •  at symptoms & context.
   •  only at symptoms.

15.  People that have Asperger syndrome

•  have classic autism.
 •  function better than most autistics.
  •  are mute for life.
   •  need to be put away.

16.  The best way to help autistic children is to

•  psychoanalyze their parents.
 •  provide an active social environment.
  •  provide early intensive treatment for their language problems.
   •  have the same set of expectations for them as for normal children.

17.  10 year old Kyle has an average IQ but reads at the 1st grade level. Kyle probably has

•  some form of mental retardation.
 •  autism.
  •  a learning disability in reading.
   •  dyscalcula.

18.  Dyscalcula is to dyslexia as math is to

•  reading.
 •  spelling.
  •  handwriting.
   •  speaking.

19.  The main symptom of ADHD is

•  inability to play normally.
 •  hyperactivity.
  •  poor reading skills.
   •  poor concentration.

20.  Psychoactive drugs that are given to hyperactive children

•  enable some children to sit still & concentrate.
 •  can cause addiction later on.
  •  make other therapy unnecessary.
   •  can be used as reinforcers.

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

21.  Childhood obesity is caused by

•  inactivity.
 •  genes.
  •  family habits.
  •  stress.
   •  all of these.

22.  Asthma is aggravated by

•  modern life.
 •  poor nutrition.
  •  the lack of indoor play.
   •  fresh air.

23.  Autism is characterized by

•  interest in other people.
 •  normal language development.
  •  extreme self-preoccupation.
   •  all of these.

24.  ADHD can cause

•  low achievement.
 •  antisocial behavior.
  •  outright aggression.
   •  all of these.

25. Which of the following is not a basic lesson of developmental psychopathology?

•  Abnormality is normal.
 •  Disability changes over time.
  •  An eclectic orientation is best for all diagnosis.
   •  Adolescence & adulthood may be better or worse.
    •  Diagnosis depends on social context.

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Growth & Development
Robert C. Gates
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.  -- Freud