Baby Growth And Development Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Child Development Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know anything about baby growth and development? This quiz will bring you one step closer to a career in any field that the study of this topic entails, such as childcare. These are key areas of toddler and baby development stages: fine motor development and vision, and speech and language development and hearing. This quiz will help you understand the stages of baby growth and development.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Checking stool for occult blood is this level of prevention.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

  • 2. 
    Development occurs in a sequential pattern and is viewed in terms of stages. Which of the following is correct regarding normal growth patterns?
    • A. 

      Cephalocaudal - Development occurs from the spine outward to the periphery

    • B. 

      Proximodistal - Development occurs from the spine outward to the periphery

    • C. 

      Proximodistal - Development occurs from the head to the feet

    • D. 

      Specific to General - As a child develops, response becomes more generalized

  • 3. 
    The nurse practitioner knows that in order to collect growth data accurately, he or she must measure the head circumference.
    • A. 

      Between birth and 3 years

    • B. 

      Between birth and 1 year

    • C. 

      Between birth and 6 months

    • D. 

      Between birth and 3 months

  • 4. 
    The nurse practitioner is accurately collecting health data when he or she measures.
    • A. 

      The length of an 18-month old patient lying down

    • B. 

      The height of a 28-month old patient standing up

    • C. 

      The length of a 36-month old patient lying down

    • D. 

      The length of a 6-month old patient through estimation

  • 5. 
    In order to appropriately assess for childhood obesity, the nurse practitioner knows to calculate the BMI of children starting at age two and older.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The nurse practitioner is advising a new mother about the expected growth guidelines for her newborn. The nurse practitioner is correct in advising the mother that
    • A. 

      Infants re-attain their birth weight by 3 months of age

    • B. 

      Infants should triple their birth weight by 6 months, about 4lbs per month

    • C. 

      Infants should double their birth weight by 6 months, about 2lbs per month

    • D. 

      Infants should gain 3lbs every month between 6 months to 12 months of age

  • 7. 
    From birth to age 6 months, length increases about 1 inch per month.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The anterior fontanel usually is not palpable after
    • A. 

      18 months of age

    • B. 

      3 months of age

    • C. 

      12 months of age

    • D. 

      6 months of age

  • 9. 
    The nurse practitioner is providing care for a two-year-old boy. He is excited, as he is turning three next month. He was 7lbs at birth. The nurse practitioner is pleased to see that the patient is the following weight, which is within growth guidelines.
    • A. 

      28lbs

    • B. 

      21lbs

    • C. 

      36lbs

    • D. 

      19lbs

  • 10. 
    By 30 months of age, infants usually have
    • A. 

      16 teeth

    • B. 

      18 teeth

    • C. 

      20 teeth

    • D. 

      24 teeth

  • 11. 
    During an annual wellness checkup for an 11-year old female, her mother expresses concern that the patient has been gaining 5 lbs per year. The nurse practitioner is correct in telling the mother.
    • A. 

      That weight gain averages 3lbs per year from age 3 to age 10, and that the patient is not gaining enough weight

    • B. 

      That weight gain averages 5lbs per year from age 3 to puberty, and that the patient is growing well

    • C. 

      That weight gain averages 7lbs per year from age 3 to puberty, and that the patient is not gaining enough weight

    • D. 

      All children are unique and therefore there is no average weight gain to gauge human growth

  • 12. 
    Puberty is a stage of adolescence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True puberty is noticeable externally.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The nurse practitioner assesses an 8-year old female child during her wellness check-up. The nurse practitioner is not surprised when she documents the patient as 
    • A. 

      Tanner Stage 1

    • B. 

      Tanner Stage 2

    • C. 

      Tanner Stage 3

    • D. 

      Tanner Stage 4

  • 15. 
    The nurse practitioner is assessing a male patient for his wellness checkup. The nurse practitioner notices that the patient's pubic hair distribution extends across his pubis but not his medial thighs. It would be correct to document that the patient is 
    • A. 

      Tanner Stage 1

    • B. 

      Tanner Stage 2

    • C. 

      Tanner Stage 3

    • D. 

      Tanner Stage 4

    • E. 

      Tanner Stage 5

  • 16. 
    On wellness examination, the nurse practitioner is correct in documenting this Tanner Stage after examining breast buds in the female patient
    • A. 

      Tanner Stage 1

    • B. 

      Tanner Stage 2

    • C. 

      Tanner Stage 3

    • D. 

      Tanner Stage 4

  • 17. 
    The nurse practitioner is concerned with the following patient.
    • A. 

      2-month old cooing but not laughing

    • B. 

      4-month old laughing and turning to sounds

    • C. 

      6-month old not understanding "no"

    • D. 

      8-month old only babbling

  • 18. 
    The nurse practitioner is concerned with the following patient.
    • A. 

      75% of speech being understood by strangers in 24 month old

    • B. 

      Almost all speech is understood by strangers in 36 month old

    • C. 

      Speaks in no more than 3 word sentences in 30 month old

    • D. 

      Asks for food or drink as 18 month old

  • 19. 
    This reflex begins when the corner of the baby's mouth is stroked or touched. The baby will turn his/her head and open his/her mouth to follow and turn in the direction of the stroking. This helps the baby find the breast or bottle to begin feeding. 
    • A. 

      Suck Reflex

    • B. 

      Moro Reflex

    • C. 

      Root Reflex

    • D. 

      Grasp Reflex

  • 20. 
    This often called a startle reflex because it usually occurs when a baby is startled by a loud sound or movement. In response to the sound, the baby throws back his/her head, extends out the arms and legs, cries, then pulls the arms and legs back in. A baby's own cry can startle him/her and begin this reflex. This reflex lasts about five to six months. 
    • A. 

      Root Reflex

    • B. 

      Grasp Reflex

    • C. 

      Tonic Neck Reflex

    • D. 

      Moro Reflex

  • 21. 
    When the sole of the foot is firmly stroked, the big toe bends back toward the top of the foot and the other toes fan out. This is a normal reflex up to about 2 years of age. 
    • A. 

      Step Reflex

    • B. 

      Babinski Reflex

    • C. 

      Grasp Reflex

    • D. 

      Moro Reflex

  • 22. 
    This reflex is also called the walking or dance reflex because a baby appears to dance when held upright with his/her feet touching a solid surface.
    • A. 

      Step Reflex

    • B. 

      Babinski Reflex

    • C. 

      Grasp Reflex

    • D. 

      Moro Reflex

  • 23. 
    Bobby, a 3-month-old, presents for his wellness examination. A red light reflex is not present on examination in bilateral eyes. The nurse practitioner is correct in the following response
    • A. 

      Send to ER

    • B. 

      Referral to Opthalmology

    • C. 

      Evaluate this condition again at the next appointment

    • D. 

      This is benign in 3 month olds

  • 24. 
    The nurse practitioner is not concerned about the 9 month old who
    • A. 

      Is able to sit alone

    • B. 

      Does not babble

    • C. 

      Does not feed self

    • D. 

      Does not reach for toys

  • 25. 
    The following red flags are symptoms of neuromuscular dysfunction in a child at 4 months of age.
    • A. 

      Scissoring of Legs

    • B. 

      Head Drag

    • C. 

      No coos

    • D. 

      Persistent clenching of hands

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