Child Growth And Development Trivia! Psychology Quiz

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Growth And Development Quizzes & Trivia

. What do you know about child growth and development? If you are studying to be a child psychologist, then this is the quiz for you. There are five stages of child development, which includes birth, baby development, toddler development, preschooler development, and school-aged children development. Take on the quiz and see how much you recognize about child growth and development.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nurse is assessing a 7-month-old brought to the clinic for a well-baby checkup. Which behavior is expected to develop first in a healthy 7-month old?
    • A. 

      Walking

    • B. 

      Placing objects in a container

    • C. 

      Sitting Up

    • D. 

      Throwing a ball

  • 2. 
    A 5-year-old child is being prepared for a surgical revision of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Which developmental characteristic of a child this age most influences preoperative teaching?
    • A. 

      Concrete experiences are meaningful

    • B. 

      Abstract understanding is easily achieved

    • C. 

      Fantasy is clearly distinguished from reality

    • D. 

      Cause-and-effect relationships are understood

  • 3. 
    At a well-baby clinic, a mother of a 6-month-old asks the nurse if her baby is normal. Which response is appropriate?
    • A. 

      "Why do you ask?"

    • B. 

      "What do you think is wrong?"

    • C. 

      "You'll have to ask the physician."

    • D. 

      "Of course your infant is normal."

  • 4. 
    A 9-year-old girl with Wilms' tumor (a renal tumor) is admitted to the pediatric hospice unit. The mother asks about the degree of pain the child is experiencing. The nurse assures the mother that ...
    • A. 

      If her child is asleep, she isn't feeling pain.

    • B. 

      Her child won't become addicted to the medication.

    • C. 

      Pain medication will be given when the child asks for it.

    • D. 

      Pain medication will be given to keep the child comfortable.

  • 5. 
    A nurse is caring for a 9-year-old who has just undergone an appendectomy and she needs to assess if he's experiencing pain. Which statement most accurately describes pain assessment in children?
    • A. 

      Children tolerate pain better than adults do.

    • B. 

      Opioids are more dangerous in children than in adults.

    • C. 

      Children may not admit to having pain to avoid an injection.

    • D. 

      Children become accustomed to pain and painful events and procedures.

  • 6. 
    A mother of an 8-month-old asks the nurse what to defy her infant because she wants to stop breast-feeding. The nurse should recommend:
    • A. 

      Formula

    • B. 

      2% milk

    • C. 

      Whole milk

    • D. 

      Orange juice

  • 7. 
    A nurse is assessing an adolescent's development during a checkup. Which behavior demonstrates that the adolescent is in Piaget's stage of formal operations?
    • A. 

      Understanding cause and effect

    • B. 

      Assimilation and accommodation

    • C. 

      Object permanence

    • D. 

      Planning for the future

  • 8. 
    Object permanence usually develops around 9-10 mos. Which example shows object permanence?
    • A. 

      Playing pat-a-cake

    • B. 

      Grasping for an object in view

    • C. 

      Looking for an object hidden from view

    • D. 

      Realizing that other besides themselves affect the environment

  • 9. 
    When teaching parents of a neonate, a nurse explains the pattern of normal weight gain. The nurse tells them the neonate should ...
    • A. 

      Gain 0.5 lb (0.2 kg) every month.

    • B. 

      Gain 1 lb (0.5 kg) every month.

    • C. 

      Double his birth weight by age 1.

    • D. 

      Double his birth weight by 6 mos.

  • 10. 
    A mother brings her 6 mos old to the clinic for a well-baby checkup. What assessment finding indicates that a 6 most old's growth is developmentally appropriate?
    • A. 

      Weight has doubled since birth.

    • B. 

      Height has increased by 1" (2.5 cm) since birth.

    • C. 

      Head circumference has increased 1" since birth.

    • D. 

      The posterior fontanel is open.

  • 11. 
    A nurse is caring for a 3 year old who is toilet trained but becomes incontinent when separated from his parents during a hospitalization. Which defense mechanism is the child using?
    • A. 

      Fantasy

    • B. 

      Rationalization

    • C. 

      Repression

    • D. 

      Regression

  • 12. 
    A preschool boy has an untreated hypospadias (ventral placement of the urethral opening). He's likely to feel:
    • A. 

      Loss of control.

    • B. 

      Lack of ritualistic behavior.

    • C. 

      Guilt about the body defect.

    • D. 

      Fear of separation from parents during a surgical procedure.

  • 13. 
    A nurse is discussing growth and development with the parents of a 2-year-old. Which statement by the mom indicates understanding of normal growth and development?
    • A. 

      "My 2 year old can determine right from wrong"

    • B. 

      "My 2 year old should be able to speak in 2 word sentences"

    • C. 

      "My 2 year old should be willing to share toys with our 5 year old"

    • D. 

      My 2 year old should be able to draw circles, diamonds and triangles"

  • 14. 
    Which screening test is the most widely used to assess a young child's development?
    • A. 

      Denver Developmental Screening Test-II (DDST-II)

    • B. 

      Cognition test

    • C. 

      Standard growth Charts

    • D. 

      IQ Tests

  • 15. 
    A nurse expects an infant to say words like "dada" and "mama" with meaning at which age?
    • A. 

      4 mos

    • B. 

      6 mos

    • C. 

      8 mos

    • D. 

      10 mos

  • 16. 
    A nurse is examining a 4 year old during a routine visit. Which finding gives the most concern?
    • A. 

      He clings to his mother.

    • B. 

      His speech is intelligible 80% of the time.

    • C. 

      He has an imaginary friend.

    • D. 

      He stutters occasionally.

  • 17. 
    Phenytoin (Dilantin), 50 mg orally, is ordered for a 9 most old diagnosed with seizures. The phenytoin comes in 50-mg chewable tablets. The nurse should:
    • A. 

      Encourage the infant to chew the pill.

    • B. 

      Crush the tablet and dissolve it in formula.

    • C. 

      Crush the tablet and mix it with applesauce.

    • D. 

      Place the tablet under the infants tongue.

  • 18. 
    Which behavior indicates normal biological development?
    • A. 

      A 6 week old begins to roll from his abdomen to his back.

    • B. 

      A 6 mos old sits without support.

    • C. 

      A 7 mos old transfers a toy from hand to hand.

    • D. 

      An 8 mos old begins to stand unassisted and walk.

  • 19. 
    A nurse is performing the Denver Developmental Screening Test-II on a 4 1/2 year old. What behaviors should the nurse expect the child to demonstrate? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      He balances on each foot for at least 6 seconds.

    • B. 

      He copies a square using straight lines and square corners.

    • C. 

      He prepares his own cereal without help.

    • D. 

      He copies a circle that is closed or very neatly closed.

    • E. 

      He speaks clearly.

    • F. 

      He draws a person with at least 3 body parts.

  • 20. 
    A nurse is assessing a 15 mos old toddler during a well child checkup. Most likely, the toddler will be able to...
    • A. 

      Walk up steps

    • B. 

      Say 10 words

    • C. 

      Eat with a fork

    • D. 

      Walk backwards

  • 21. 
    The Denver Developmental Screening Test is used to determine the...
    • A. 

      Physical ability of a child to perform tasks that require strength.

    • B. 

      Emotional maturity of a child compared with others of the same age.

    • C. 

      IQ of a child and comparison of the child's IQ to other kids their age.

    • D. 

      Degree to which a child is developmentally like other kids.

  • 22. 
    When introducing solid foods to an infant, one food should be introduced at a time, usually at intervals of 4-7 days. The pattern is used because ... 
    • A. 

      It helps to ID possible food allergies.

    • B. 

      If the infant doesn't like one food, he'll reject all new foods introduced at that time.

    • C. 

      Infants can only tolerate one type of food at a time.

    • D. 

      Mixing foods together inhibits the development of taste.

  • 23. 
    A 4-year-old boy who was admitted with croup wets the bed during his first night in the hospital. The mother is embarrassed and apologetic. Which response by the nurse is best?
    • A. 

      "Your son may have a bladder infection. I'll notify the physician."

    • B. 

      "It's probably due to the medication we gave him to treat the infection."

    • C. 

      "It's common for children to regress while they're in the hospital."

    • D. 

      "I guess he just isn't sufficiently potty-trained yet. It's no big deal."

  • 24. 
    An 11 mos old refuses to take the amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium (Augmentin) suspension prescribed to treat his otitis media. What should the nurse advise the mother to do?
    • A. 

      Put the medicine in the infants formula.

    • B. 

      Ask the physician for the medicine in a different form.

    • C. 

      Schedule times with a neighbor to help hold the infant.

    • D. 

      Use a medicine dropper and place the medicine inside the infants cheek.

  • 25. 
    When placing an infant in a crib to sleep, which position is best?
    • A. 

      Prone

    • B. 

      Supine

    • C. 

      Side-lying

    • D. 

      Head elevated to 30 degrees