Chapter 1 & 2 Quiz

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This is a brief quiz to test your knowledge on some of the concepts from chapters 1 & 2.

  
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1.  Which type of influence is most likely to occur to people of a particular generation?
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2.  Which characteristic best exemplifies the statement “individuals are changing beings in a changing world”?
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3.  Development is multidimensional occurring in three distinct dimensions. These three dimensions include:
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4.  A life-span theorist believes that:
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5.  By definition, evolutionary psychology emphasizes the importance of:
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6.  According to evolutionary theory, there is a specific reason that certain animals live in the regions that they do. Polar bears, for instance, are found only in the Arctic regions of the world. An evolutionary theorist would say that the polar bear was best adapted for this type of environment, unlike a grizzly bear, who would freeze to death. In this case, the polar bear is a good example of:
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7.  Many older adults become wiser by being able to call on experience, yet they perform poorly on cognitive speed tests. This can be explained by which of the following life-span characteristics?
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8.  A recessive gene can only assert itself when:
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9.  Which of the following statements about sex-linked genes is NOT true?
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10.  According to Baltes, the benefits conferred with evolution ________ with age.
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11.  Which of the following statements about the activity of genes is NOT true?
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12.  What does the traditional view of human development state about developmental change in adulthood?
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