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Self Test  Practice Test for
Emerging Adulthood:
Biosocial Development

Ψ  Note: These questions are part of a larger data base of questions on Chapter 17. The questions are selected to represent the type of question you should expect on unit exam six. 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.  Most serious declines in health & strength during young adulthood are caused by

•  poor lifestyle choices.
 •  normal aging processes.
  •  physiological changes.
   •  genetic inheritance.

2.  Ed is in his twenties. He can expect

•  infertility & reproductive problems.
 •  an increase in infections & colds.
  •  weight gain & muscle growth.
   •  an increase in height.

3.  The fact that young adults ignore later consequences is an example of a logical error called

•  edgework.
 •  delay discounting.
  •  social norm apathy.
   •  extreme sports affliction.

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

4. An example of homeostasis is

a the decline in maximum heart rate with age.
b the loss of muscle tone that occurs in the absence of exercise.
c the reserve that allows a person to do without enough of sleep.
d the increase in heart rate and breathing that occurs
      during physical exercise.

5. The term "organ reserve" refers to

a a decline in functioning of major organs.
b the practice of conserving and transplanting solid organs.
c the automatic maintaining of physiological balance.
d the extra capacity available to an organ when subjected to stress.

6. As we age, the resting heart rate

a remains stable.
b increase greatly.
c fluctuates a lot.
d slows precipitously.

7.  Decline in sexual activity is

•  not age related.
 •  age related, at least in part.
  •  especially rapid during the 20s & 30s.
   •  exclusively caused by physical factors.

8.  Between ages 15-25: ___ U.S. male in every 100 dies violently.

•  1
 •  2
  •  4
   •  10

9.  Who is BMI used differently for?

•  Men
 •  Women
  •  Children
   •  Senior citizens

10.  A BMI of 17.5 may indicate that an adult person has which of the following diseases?

•  Asthma
 •  Anorexia
  •  Cystic fibrosis
   •  Sickle cell anemia

11.  The most prevalent attitude about the purpose of sex (in the US) is that its all about

•  reproduction.
 •  relationship.
  •  recreation.
   •  replication.

12.  Some occupations or recreational activities involve a greater degree of risk or danger. The prospect of "living on the edge" makes which of the following compelling to some individuals?

•  edgework
 •  extreme sports
  •  drug abuse
   •  all of these

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

13. Ingestion of a drug, no matter how much is called

a drug use.
b drug abuse.
c drug addiction.
d intoxication.

14. Most marijuana smokers & cocaine users quit by the age of

a 20.
b 30.
c 40.
d once started, quitting is rare and not age related.

15. The single most important factor correlating with drug abuse is

a having friends who use drugs.
b severe life stresses.
c temperament.
d all of these

16. Because the set point for a person's body weight is not rigidly fixed, which of the following terms might better be used?

a fixed average
b ideal level
c settling point
d body-mass ratio

17. The person most likely to have anorexia nervosa is

a Kim, who is 13 and a high achiever.
b Mae, who is doing poorly in school.
c Ed who is in the top 10% of his class.
d Bill, who is on a diet recommended by his doctor.

18. Ruth does eating binges & then vomits, She is suffering from

a anorexia nervosa.
b bulimia nervosa.
c cocaine withdrawal.
d diet pill addiction.

19. According to epigenetic theory, eating disorders can be explained by

a the inability of the daughter to physically separate from the mother.
b a women's desire to complete with men by projection of a male image.
c cultural pressures.
d a girl's avoidance of stresses of puberty that include developing
      a womanly body.

20.  Which of the following groups has the highest rate of violent death?

•  middle-aged females
 •  young adult males
  •  young adult females
   •  middle-aged males

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

     The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

- Sigmund Freud