Psychology - Life Span - Chapters 3 - 4 - Credit Quizzes

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1.  The fetus begins to develop male sex organs if:
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2.  An organism's entire genetic inheritance is referred to as its:
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3.  Because most traits are polygenic, they are:
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4.  The critical factor in attaining the age of viability is:
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5.  Approximately how many genes are contained in the human genome?
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6.  Babies born between 23 and 26 weeks after conception often experience challenges such as cerebral palsy and developmental delays. By about the age of 8, the percentage of children who experience no overall disability approximates:
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7.  Mariel contracted rubella early in her pregnancy. Damage is most likely to affect the embryo's:
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8.  When the blastocyst separates into two distinct masses approximately a week after conception, the masses will become the:
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9.  Imagine that eye color is determined by only one pair of genes and that brown eyes are dominant over blue eyes. If you are blue-eyed and both your parents are brown-eyed, you know that:
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10.  A condition characterized by difficulties in movement and speech that results from genetic vulnerability and anoxia during birth is:
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11.  Chromosomal abnormalities occur when a zygote's cells have:
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12.  Molecules of DNA are referred to as:
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13.  Because Lora is pregnant, she drinks only one glass of wine a day and smokes fewer cigarettes than previously. She should be told that:
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14.  Given a set of quadruplets consisting of two girls and two boys, AT LEAST how many ova had to be fertilized?
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15.  Identify the accurate statement:
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16.  The first hours and days of human development involve the processes of:
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17.  A woman has just had twins, a boy and a girl. That means they came from:
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18.  Alcoholism is caused by:
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19.  Approximately 99 percent of human genes are also present in other creatures. Given the percentage of genes we share with cats, for example, why are we so different from them?
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20.  Reed weighed 3.5 pounds at birth. Now an adult, he was surprised to learn from his physician that some risks associated with his birthweight persists. Specifically, he is still at a relatively high risk for:
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21.  Brain damage, loss of vision, and mental retardation which may be caused by eating undercooked meat and handling cat feces or garden dirt is attributable to:
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22.  Studies show that early skin contact between parents and newborns is not necessary for the development of a strong parent-infant bond.
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23.  The proportion of all zygotes that have an abnormal number of chromosomes is about:
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24.  Identify the psychoactive drug that slows fetal growth the most:
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25.  During the germinal period, the first task of the outer cells is to:
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26.  Lee is an obstetrical nurse who is administering the Apgar. Which reaction should be rated as a 2?
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27.  X-linked diseases are more common for females than for males, because females have two X chromosomes.
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28.  Each gene contains instructions for specific proteins. What does a protein contain?
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29.  Males have a greater genetic vulnerability to harm by teratogens because they:
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30.  An individual with at least one X chromosome in the twenty-third pair:
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31.  Phenotype is a result of:
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32.  Each gene contains instructions for specific proteins. What does a protein contain?
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33.  Cloning differs from giving birth to monozygotic twins because:
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34.  Some families have only male offspring generation after generation. Given the text information about genetics, which of the following could be the explanation?
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35.  Fraternal twins usually result from:
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36.  Monozygotic twins are produced when:
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