Chapter 6 - Adolescence Quiz

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Adolescence Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The onset of menstruation.
    • A. 

      Puberty

    • B. 

      Menarche

    • C. 

      Primary Sex Characteristics

    • D. 

      Late Maturation

  • 2. 
    A period of rapid growth and change in height and weight.
    • A. 

      Menarche

    • B. 

      Puberty

    • C. 

      Primary Sex Characteristics

    • D. 

      Adolescent Growth Spurt

  • 3. 
    ______________ is often positive for boys and difficult for girls. ___________ boys tend to be better at athletics, be more popular, have more positive self-esteem, and grow up to be more cooperative and responsible. On the other hand, these boys also are more likely to have school difficulties and are more likely to become involved in delinquency and substance abuse. ___________ is often difficult for girls. ___________ girls tend to be more popular but they may not be ready to deal with dating situations. Reactions depend on cultural norms (country and community).
    • A. 

      Primary Sex Characteristics

    • B. 

      Early Maturation

    • C. 

      Late Maturation

    • D. 

      Puberty

  • 4. 
    The period when sexual organs mature, beginning earlier for girls than for boys. 
    • A. 

      Late Maturation

    • B. 

      Early Maturation

    • C. 

      Puberty

    • D. 

      Primary Sex Characteristics

  • 5. 
    ____________ is difficult for boys. Smaller boys are seen as less attractive and have a disadvantage in sports. These difficulties often lead to declines in self-concept which can extend into adulthood. For ___________ girls the picture is generally positive. ___________ girls can be overlooked and have low social status at first. However, when they catch up their self-esteem is high, they have fewer emotional problems, and they are satisfied with themselves and their bodies.
    • A. 

      Early Maturation

    • B. 

      Puberty

    • C. 

      Adolescent Growth Spurt

    • D. 

      Late Maturation

  • 6. 
    The visible signs of sexual maturity (breasts and pubic and underarm hair in girls; growth of the penis, facial, underarm, and pubic hair and deepening of the voice in boys) that do not involve sex organs directly.
    • A. 

      Primary Sex Characteristics

    • B. 

      Secondary Sex Characteristics

    • C. 

      Puberty

    • D. 

      Adolescent Growth Spurt

  • 7. 
    The development of organs and structures of the body related to reproduction (in girls, changes in the vagina and uterus; in boys, enlargement of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles which produce sperm).
    • A. 

      Primary Sex Characteristics

    • B. 

      Secondary Sex Characteristics

    • C. 

      Puberty

    • D. 

      Adolescent Growth Spurt

  • 8. 
    An eating disorder characterized by binges on large quantities of food, followed by purges of the food through vomiting or the use of laxatives. 
    • A. 

      Anorexia Nervosa

    • B. 

      Bulimia

    • C. 

      Egocentrism

    • D. 

      Perging

  • 9. 
    A severe eating disorder in which individuals refuse to eat, while denying that their behavior and appearance, which may become skeletal, are out of the ordinary. 
    • A. 

      Anorexia Nervosa

    • B. 

      Bulimia

    • C. 

      Egocentrism

    • D. 

      Perging

  • 10. 
    _______________ is the Piagetian stage during which people develop the ability to think abstractly. Piaget asserted that children enter this stage at the beginning of adolescence. According to Piaget, full capabilities of using principles of logic unfold gradually, throughout early adolescence (approximately ages 12 to 15). 
    • A. 

      Identity-Versus-Identity-Confusion Stage

    • B. 

      Perging

    • C. 

      Bulimia

    • D. 

      Formal Operations Stage

  • 11. 
    An adolescent’s belief that his or her own behavior is a primary focus of other’ attention and concerns. 
    • A. 

      Egocentrism

    • B. 

      Imaginary Audience

    • C. 

      Personal Fable

    • D. 

      Grades

  • 12. 
    While cognitive abilities increase, ____________ tends to decline in adolescence. Some believe it may be the result of more strict _________.
    • A. 

      School performance; egocentrism

    • B. 

      School performance; grading

    • C. 

      Grading; school performance

    • D. 

      Egocentrism; school performance

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is not a threat to adolescent wellbeing?
    • A. 

      Illegal Drugs/Addictive Drugs/Smoking

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      STD's

    • D. 

      Socializing

  • 14. 
    The view held by some adolescents that what happens to them is unique, exceptional, and shared by no one else. 
    • A. 

      Imaginary Audience

    • B. 

      Egocentism

    • C. 

      Personal Fable

    • D. 

      Made-up stories

  • 15. 
    A state of self-absorption in which the world is viewed from one’s own point of view.
    • A. 

      Imaginary Audience

    • B. 

      Egocentism

    • C. 

      Personal Fable

    • D. 

      Made-up stories

  • 16. 
    The status of adolescents who may have explored various identity alternatives to some degree, but have not yet committed themselves. 
    • A. 

      Self-Concept

    • B. 

      Self-Esteem

    • C. 

      Psychological Moratorium

    • D. 

      Identity Achievement

  • 17. 
    __________ and ____________  are two critical psychological difficulties for adolescents. Some research suggests that about 20-35% of boys, and 25-40% of girls report experiencing these types of moods in the previous 6 months. Although many adolescents experience these types of moods, only a small number (3%) experience a major blowout, a full-blown psychological disorder in which the disease is severe and lingers for long periods. Adolescent _______ rates have also tripled in the last 30 years - it is the 3rd most common cause of death for teenagers
    • A. 

      Drug use and smoking

    • B. 

      Suicide and risk-taking

    • C. 

      Depression and suicide

    • D. 

      Depression and smoking

  • 18. 
    __________ is a person's overall positive or negative self-evaluation.
    • A. 

      Self-Concept

    • B. 

      Self-Esteem

    • C. 

      Moratorium

    • D. 

      Identity Foreclosure

  • 19. 
    Erikson's stage during adolescence is ___________________, where adolescents seek to determine what is unique and distinctive about themselves. Those who do not find a suitable identity, tend to follow a dysfunctional path because their sense of self is "diffuse." There are a lot of social pressures to achieve a secure identity (or at least have clear career or major goals).
    • A. 

      INDUSTRY-VERSUS-INFERIORITY STAGE

    • B. 

      AUTONOMY-VERSUS-SHAME-AND-DOUBT STAGE

    • C. 

      IDENTITY-VERSUS-IDENTITY ASSUMING STAGE

    • D. 

      IDENTITY-VERSUS-IDENTITY-CONFUSION STAGE

  • 20. 
    In Marcia's theory, there are two main variables: __________ (a period of identity development in which an adolescent consciously chooses between various alternatives and makes decisions) and ________ (a psychological investment in a course of action or an ideology), distributed over four identity statuses: identity diffusion, foreclosure, moratorium, and identity achievement. 
    • A. 

      Crisis & Disengagement

    • B. 

      Crisis & Commitment

    • C. 

      Commitment & Social Support

    • D. 

      Identity Achievement and Identity Moratorium

  • 21. 
    When the adolescent has made a commitment without having experienced a crisis. Adolescents do not do adequate personal exploration but make a commitment (usually following others' directives).
    • A. 

      Identity Difussion

    • B. 

      Identity Foreclosure

    • C. 

      Identity Moratorium

    • D. 

      Identity Achievement

  • 22. 
    When an adolescent has overcome the crisis and made a commitment.
    • A. 

      Identity Difussion

    • B. 

      Identity Foreclosure

    • C. 

      Identity Moratorium

    • D. 

      Identity Achievement

  • 23. 
    When the adolescent is in a state of crisis and has made no commitment or is unclear about their commitment.
    • A. 

      Identity Difussion

    • B. 

      Identity Foreclosure

    • C. 

      Identity Moratorium

    • D. 

      Identity Achievement

  • 24. 
    When an adolescent has not yet made a commitment and may or may not have experienced a crisis in that domain.
    • A. 

      Identity Difussion

    • B. 

      Identity Foreclosure

    • C. 

      Identity Moratorium

    • D. 

      Identity Achievement

  • 25. 
    _____________ broadens during adolescence to include both one's own assessment of oneself and also includes others' views. The view of self becomes more organized and coherent.
    • A. 

      Self-Concept

    • B. 

      Self-Esteem

    • C. 

      Self-Idea

    • D. 

      Self-Moratorium

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