Chapter 1 & 2 Quiz

12 Questions
Knowledge Quizzes & Trivia

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

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A life-span theorist believes that:
    • A. 

      Developmental changes occur in the child and adolescent years of life.

    • B. 

      The most important developmental changes occur during the first 10 years of life.

    • C. 

      Developmental changes occur in the early, middle, and late years of life.

    • D. 

      The most important developmental changes occur in the middle of life.

  • 2. 
    What does the traditional view of human development state about developmental change in adulthood?
    • A. 

      There are few or no changes that occur during adulthood.

    • B. 

      There are extreme changes that occur during adulthood.

    • C. 

      There are constant changes that occur during adulthood.

    • D. 

      There are more changes in earlier adulthood than in later adulthood.

  • 3. 
    Development is multidimensional occurring in three distinct dimensions. These three dimensions include:
    • A. 

      Cognitive, biological, and socioemotional.

    • B. 

      Biological, social, and cognitive.

    • C. 

      Socioemotional, cognitive, and cultural.

    • D. 

      Social, emotional, and cultural.

  • 4. 
    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?
    • A. 

      plasticity

    • B. 

      Contextualism

    • C. 

      Multidimensionality

    • D. 

      Multidirectionality

  • 5. 
    Which characteristic best exemplifies the statement “individuals are changing beings in a changing world”?
    • A. 

      Development is plastic.

    • B. 

      Development is contextual.

    • C. 

      Development is normative.

    • D. 

      Development is multicultural.

  • 6. 
    Which type of influence is most likely to occur to people of a particular generation?
    • A. 

      Nonnormative

    • B. 

      Normative age-graded

    • C. 

      Nonnormative age-graded

    • D. 

      Normative history-graded

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      How to keep warm.

    • B. 

      Adaptive coloration.

    • C. 

      Natural selection.

    • D. 

      The idea that all creatures have their own niche.

  • 8. 
    By definition, evolutionary psychology emphasizes the importance of:
    • A. 

      Unconscious behavior.

    • B. 

      Repetitive behavior.

    • C. 

      Motivated behavior.

    • D. 

      Adaptive behavior.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Stay the same

    • C. 

      Decrease

    • D. 

      Increase and decrease

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Genes collaborate with each other.

    • B. 

      A single gene is usually the source of an inherited trait.

    • C. 

      Genetic expression is affected by environmental factors.

    • D. 

      Events inside of the cell can excite or inhibit genetic expression.

  • 11. 
    A recessive gene can only assert itself when:
    • A. 

      Both genes in a pair are recessive.

    • B. 

      It is a stronger gene.

    • C. 

      The environment is right.

    • D. 

      There is an interaction between nature and nurture.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements about sex-linked genes is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Hemophilia is an example of an X-linked inherited disease.

    • B. 

      Females with one changed copy of the X gene are carriers.

    • C. 

      Females with one changed copy of the X gene may not show signs of the X-linked disease

    • D. 

      Females are more likely than males to have an X-linked disease because they have two X