NCLEX Practice Exam: Growth And Development! Trivia Quiz

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NCLEX Practice Exam: Growth And Development! Trivia Quiz

Are you preparing to take your NCLEX practice exam on growth and development? This quiz may be of assistance. NCLEX is the anacronym for the National Council Licensure Examination, which is a nationwide exam for the accrediting of nurses in the United States and Canada. There is always a need for more nurses and people in the healthcare industry. If you aspire to have a career in this field, then this quiz may be of assistance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Adolescent

    • B. 

      Young Adult

    • C. 

      Infant

    • D. 

      Toddler

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Alcohol is used by older adults to cope with the multiple problems of aging

    • B. 

      Hepatic clearance is reduced in older adults

    • C. 

      Older adults have difficulty in swallowing large tablets

    • D. 

      Older adults may chew on tablets instead of swallowing them.

  • 3. 
    One of the participants attending a parenting class asks the teacher “what is the leading cause of death during the first month of life?
    • A. 

      Congenital Abnormalities

    • B. 

      Low birth weight

    • C. 

      SIDS

    • D. 

      Infection

  • 4. 
    Which stage of development is most unstable and challenging regarding development of personal identity?
    • A. 

      Adolescent

    • B. 

      Toddler

    • C. 

      Young Adult

    • D. 

      Pre-school Age

  • 5. 
    Which age group would have a tendency towards eating disorders?
    • A. 

      Adolescent

    • B. 

      Pre-school Age

    • C. 

      Young Adult

    • D. 

      Toddler

  • 6. 
    When assessing an older adult. The nurse may expect an increase in:
    • A. 

      Nail growth

    • B. 

      Skin turgor

    • C. 

      Urine residual

    • D. 

      Nerve conduction

  • 7. 
    A maternity nurse is providing instruction to a new mother regarding the psychosocial development of the newborn infant.  Using Erikson’s psychosocial development theory, the nurse would instruct the mother to
    • A. 

      Allow the newborn infant to signal a need

    • B. 

      Anticipate all of the needs of the newborn infant

    • C. 

      Avoid the newborn infant during the first 10 minutes of crying

    • D. 

      Attend to the newborn infant immediately when crying

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Punish the child every time the child says “no”, to change the behavior

    • B. 

      Allow the behavior because this is normal at this age period

    • C. 

      Set limits on the child’s behavior

    • D. 

      Ignore the child when this behavior occurs

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The child is withdrawn

    • B. 

      The child is self-centered

    • C. 

      The child has adjusted to the hospitalized setting

    • D. 

      This is a normal pattern

  • 10. 
    The mother of a 3-year-old is concerned because her child still is insisting on a bottle at nap time and at bedtime.  Which of the following is the most appropriate suggestion to the mother?
    • A. 

      Do not allow the child to have the bottle

    • B. 

      Allow the bottle during naps but not at bedtime

    • C. 

      Allow the bottle if it contains juice

    • D. 

      Allow the bottle if it contains water

  • 11. 
    A nurse is evaluating the developmental level of a 2-year-old.  Which of the following does the nurse expect to observe in this child?
    • A. 

      Uses a fork to eat

    • B. 

      Uses a cup to drink

    • C. 

      Uses a knife for cutting food

    • D. 

      Pours own milk into a cup

  • 12. 
    The nurse is providing an educational session to new employees, and the topic is abuse to the older client.  The nurse tells the employees that which client is most characteristic of a victim of abuse
    • A. 

      A 90-year-old woman with advanced Parkinson’s disease

    • B. 

      A 68-year-old man with newly diagnosed cataracts

    • C. 

      A 70-year-old woman with early diagnosed Lyme’s disease

    • D. 

      A 74-year-old man with moderate hypertension

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Visiting her husband’s grave once a month

    • B. 

      Participating in a senior citizens program

    • C. 

      Looking at old snapshots of her family

    • D. 

      Neglecting her personal grooming

  • 14. 
    A clinic nurse assesses the communication patterns of a 5-month-old infant.  The nurse determines that the infant is demonstrating the highest level of developmental achievement expected if the infant:
    • A. 

      Uses simple words such as “mama”

    • B. 

      Uses monosyllabic babbling

    • C. 

      Links syllables together

    • D. 

      Coos when comforted

  • 15. 
    A nurse is preparing to care for a 5-year-old who has been placed in traction following a fracture of the femur.  The nurse plans care, knowing that which of the following is the most appropriate activity for this child?
    • A. 

      Large picture books

    • B. 

      A radio

    • C. 

      Crayons and coloring book

    • D. 

      A sports video

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Allow the family to bring in the child’s favorite computer games

    • B. 

      Encourage the parents to room-in with the child

    • C. 

      Encourage the child to rest and read

    • D. 

      Allow the child to participate in activities with other individuals in the same age group when the condition permits

  • 17. 
    The mother of a toddler asks a nurse when it is safe to place the car safety seat in a face-forward position.  The best nursing response is which of the following?
    • A. 

      When the toddler weighs 20 lbs

    • B. 

      The seat should not be placed in a face-forward position unless there are safety locks in the car

    • C. 

      The seat should never be place in a face-forward position because the risk of the child unbuckling the harness

    • D. 

      When the weight of the toddler is greater than 40 lbs

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Playing a radio

    • B. 

      Turning the lights out

    • C. 

      Putting an arm around the client’s waist

    • D. 

      Encouraging group participation

  • 19. 
    The nurse who volunteers at a senior citizens center is planning activities for the members who attend the center.  Which activity would best promote health and maintenance for these senior citizens?
    • A. 

      Gardening every day for an hour

    • B. 

      Cycling 3 times a week for 20 minutes

    • C. 

      Sculpting once a week for 40 minutes

    • D. 

      Walking 3 to 5 times a week for 30 minutes

  • 20. 
    Children generally double their birth weight by 5 months of age. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Heredity

    • B. 

      Development

    • C. 

      State of health

    • D. 

      Physical growth

  • 21. 
    Development of the ability of an individual to distinguish right from wrong and to develop ethical values on which to base his or her actions is termed
    • A. 

      Moral development

    • B. 

      Cognitive development

    • C. 

      Psychosocial development

    • D. 

      Psychoanalytic development

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Anal

    • B. 

      Genital

    • C. 

      Latency

    • D. 

      Phallic or oedipal

  • 23. 
    The nurse teaches parents how to help their children learn impulse control and cooperative behaviors. This would occur during which of the stages of development defined by Erikson?
    • A. 

      Trust versus mistrust

    • B. 

      Initiative versus guilt

    • C. 

      Industry versus inferiority

    • D. 

      Autonomy versus sense of shame and doubt

  • 24. 
    A 47-year-old woman expresses dismay to the nurse that her young adult children are unemployed. Her husband is working and near retirement. She is not working and feels bored with her life and unneeded. She is experiencing which of Erikson's stages of development?
    • A. 

      Integrity versus despair

    • B. 

      Intimacy versus isolation

    • C. 

      Identity versus confusion

    • D. 

      Generativity versus self-absorption and stagnation

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is the developmental theorist who believed his research describes a sequential process that occurs through interactions between the internal life (personality) of adults and their outer world (culture, lifestyle)?
    • A. 

      Freud

    • B. 

      Gould

    • C. 

      Thomas

    • D. 

      Erikson