Site MapHelpFeedbackMultiple Choice
Multiple Choice
(See related pages)


Which of the following is TRUE regarding a typical newborn’s brain?
A)It is only about 10 percent of the weight it will achieve when fully developed.
B)The auditory area of the brain is highly developed compared to motor movement and visual areas.
C)The speed of transmission between neurons remains constant from birth through adulthood.
D)The newborn’s brain contains about the same number of neurons it will have in adulthood.

Tamesha is two years old. Using what you know about handedness, you would expect that Tamesha
A)will not develop hand dominance until age four or five.
B)uses both hands equally.
C)is most likely to display left-hand dominance.
D)is most likely to display right-hand dominance.

Improper cerebral lateralization may play a role in
A)reading difficulties.
B)left-hand dominance.
C)early puberty.
D)facial recognition.

Which of the following is true regarding brain plasticity?
A)The brain has very little plasticity at any point in one’s life.
B)The brain is equally plastic at all points in one’s life.
C)The brain is most plastic early in life but remains somewhat plastic throughout one’s life.
D)The brain is somewhat plastic throughout life but is most plastic in old age.

In Rosenzweig’s (1966) study of rats in enriched environments, the region of the cortex associated with _____ was found to have been most greatly influenced by environmental stimulation.
B)motor control

Research by Zelazo, Zelazo, & Kolb (1972) regarding the effect of practice on the development of walking found that
A)children who walk at an earlier age also talk at an earlier age.
B)the developmental progression of walking cannot be influenced by practice.
C)walking practice produces a permanent advantage for infants’ locomotion skills.
D)walking practice results in infants learning to walk at an earlier age.

Cross-cultural studies of the onset of walking among children have found that
A)children in various European cities, on average, begin to walk at the same point in development.
B)differences in onset can be attributed to the sex of the child.
C)differences in opportunities for practice may influence cross-cultural differences in onset.
D)differences in onset can be attributed to the social class in which the child was reared.

One’s adult height can be successfully predicted from
A)birthweight and mother’s height.
B)sex and father’s height.
C)height at age 9, parents’ heights, and sex.
D)height at age 4, birthweight, and sex.

Which of the following is TRUE of early maturing adolescent boys?
A)They are rated as less physically attractive.
B)They experience greater peer acceptance.
C)They are less likely to complete college.
D)They try hard to seek attention.

Which of the following statements about anorexia nervosa is NOT TRUE?
A)The anorexic may experience a cessation of menstruation.
B)The anorexic sees herself as thin and wants to maintain such a figure.
C)The anorexic often has a low self-esteem.
D)Anorexia can be fatal.

Ranjan was involved in a car accident when he was seven years old. He sustained damage to his left hemisphere. What would be most difficult for him to do following his accident?
A)Understanding emotional reactions of others
B)Understanding speech and language
C)Reading a map
D)Recognizing familiar faces

Brain size, weight and structure
A)are only malleable during early years of development.
B)are malleable throughout life, depending on environmental stimulation.
C)are malleable through most of adulthood but not as old age sets in.
D)are only malleable in utero.

The fact that infants are capable of using a variety of grips depending on the shape and size of the object they are grasping suggests that the infant
A)motor system is more developed than originally thought.
B)has fully developed eye-hand coordination.
C)has developed a more accurate visual system than originally thought.
D)prefers certain sizes and shapes at certain ages.

Cross-cultural studies in the area of motor skills have concluded that
A)cross-cultural differences do not exist since motor skill development is a maturation function.
B)practice does not have an effect on emerging motor skills.
C)differences in the age of motor skill onset may be attributed to cultural factors.
D)individual differences between children are not observed when looking at within culture factors.

The proximal-distal principle of growth states
A)that development occurs from the center outward.
B)that development occurs from the head downward.
C)that development occurs from general to specific structures.
D)that development is an approximation of growth at certain stages.

The principle of development that explains why an infant has head control before it can sit is
C)general to specific.
D)all or none.

Studies on secular growth trends suggest that
A)as long as health, nutrition and living conditions continue to improve, so will growth potential.
B)in the United States, the maximum growth potential has been reached for the upper socioeconomic levels.
C)growth potential probably will not increase in areas where living conditions have improved from bad to better.
D)rate of development is not influenced by environment.

The sexual maturation process in females
A)concludes with menarche.
B)begins with menarche.
C)is rapid and brief.
D)takes longer today than it did 100 years ago.

Ricardo is twelve years old and physically mature for his age. He has recently moved to a new neighborhood as a result of his father being promoted. His parents and siblings are all happy about the move, especially because they remained in the same school district. It is likely that Ricardo
A)will find the adjustment to sexual maturity relatively uneventful, if not advantageous.
B)will feel poorly about himself as a result of these physical changes and will experience a decrease in parental expectations for academic performance.
C)will blend in with the rest of the guys his age because most of them are also physically mature.
D)will become depressed and experience a poor body image.

The most-effective treatment plans for obesity include
A)self-monitoring and parent involvement
B)teaching the child to eat at certain times regardless of hunger.
C)learning to depend on cues from parents as to when to stop eating
D)no programs, because no treatment has been found to be successful in treating obesity for long-term results.

Child PsychologyOnline Learning Center

Home > Chapter 6 > Multiple Choice