Life Span Developmental Psychology Questions! Trivia

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Life Span Developmental Psychology Questions! Trivia

Since birth, the human brain undergoes different changes throughout life, and psychology helps us understand how these changes talk. Do you think you have a good understanding of the human mind and how it works or the changes the body goes through during development? How about you see if you can answer all the life span developmental psychology questions in this trivia. Feel free to check out more quizzes like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The chemicals that produce instructions on each gene are:
    • A. 

      Five bases

    • B. 

      Five amino acids

    • C. 

      Four bases

    • D. 

      Four amino acids

  • 2. 
    The full set of genes that is the instructions to make a living organism is called:
    • A. 

      DNA

    • B. 

      Genotype

    • C. 

      Gamete

    • D. 

      Genome

  • 3. 
    The human genome contains about ______ on _____.
    • A. 

      4 amino acids; 2,500 genes

    • B. 

      25,000 genes; 46 chromosomes

    • C. 

      46 chromosomes; 20,000 genes

    • D. 

      25,000 genes; 23 chromosomes

  • 4. 
    What is formed when a sperm cell and an ovum fuse?
    • A. 

      Zygote

    • B. 

      Reproductive cell

    • C. 

      Embryo

    • D. 

      Fetus

  • 5. 
    Because of cultural preferences, women have sometimes looked for ways to alter the sex of their embryos. Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Eating hot foods can alter the sex of an embryo

    • B. 

      Eating cold foods can alter the sex of an embryo

    • C. 

      Sleeping on one side can alter the sex of an embryo

    • D. 

      No post-conception diet or action can alter the sex of an embryo

  • 6. 
    If a zygote has the genes for "musical genius," which is true?
    • A. 

      The zygote will become a person who is a musical genius

    • B. 

      Nothing can prevent the development of a trait for musical genius

    • C. 

      Additional genes and factors in the environment may result in the development of a trait for musical genius

    • D. 

      Genotype equals phenotype

  • 7. 
    _____ refers to traits that are affected by many genes, and _____refers to traits that are influenced by many factors.
    • A. 

      Polygenic; multigenic

    • B. 

      Polygenic; multifactorial

    • C. 

      Genetic; environmental

    • D. 

      Multifactorial; polygenic

  • 8. 
    When a pair of alleles interact, the resulting phenotype reveals the influence of one allele more than that of the other allele. This pattern is called:
    • A. 

      An additive gene pattern

    • B. 

      A dominant-recessive pattern

    • C. 

      An on-off switching pattern

    • D. 

      A differentiation pattern

  • 9. 
    Most recessive genes on a male's X chromosome are expressed because:
    • A. 

      Alleles on the Y chromosome are always recessive to other alleles

    • B. 

      Sex-linked disorders are always expressed

    • C. 

      Males are more prone to genetic disorders

    • D. 

      The X-linked allele is not paired with any allele on the Y chromosome

  • 10. 
    Monozygotic twins, Randy and Rowdy, originated from the same zygote and therefore have identical genes.  They have many similarities, but what explains the differences in their height, weight, and behavior?
    • A. 

      They are not monozgotic twins, but rather dizygotic twins

    • B. 

      The effects of nature and nurture are exactly the same for monozygotic twins

    • C. 

      There is not an explanation for these differences

    • D. 

      Something in one of the boy's environment affected his genes differently than his brother

  • 11. 
    The process by which ova are surgically removed from a woman, and then mixed with sperm to produce a zygote, which then is inserted into the uterus, is called:
    • A. 

      In vitro fertilization

    • B. 

      Amniocentesis

    • C. 

      Cloning

    • D. 

      Stem cell research

  • 12. 
    Multiple births from the implantation of more than one zygote may cause:
    • A. 

      The mother to have high blood pressure and toxemia

    • B. 

      Under-weight and premature babies

    • C. 

      The babies to have higher rates of early death, disease, and disabilities

    • D. 

      All of the answers are correct

  • 13. 
    Schizophrenia is a result of:
    • A. 

      Gene-gene interaction alone

    • B. 

      Both gene-gene and gene-environment interaction

    • C. 

      Gene-environment interaction alone

    • D. 

      Poor parenting

    • E. 

      Environment interaction alone

  • 14. 
    Which statement is true?
    • A. 

      Inherited biochemistry does not make people vulnerable to various addictions

    • B. 

      Inherited genes express a person's behavior

    • C. 

      Without genes, no behavior could exist and without environment, no gene could be expressed

    • D. 

      None of these statements are true

  • 15. 
    Approximately _____ percent of twins are dizygotic
    • A. 

      22

    • B. 

      66

    • C. 

      33

    • D. 

      88

  • 16. 
    Based on recent research on twins and siblings, scientists now conclude that:
    • A. 

      Children and adults choose environments that are compatible with their genes and that genetic influences increase in adulthood

    • B. 

      A child's genes are not affected by parenting style

    • C. 

      Children raised in the same home have the same expressed traits

    • D. 

      A child's genes affect physical and cognitive development, but not social or emotional development

  • 17. 
    If one monozygotic twin is nearsighted, the other twin
    • A. 

      Will also be nearsighted

    • B. 

      Will not be nearsighted

    • C. 

      Will have a 90% chance of being nearsighted

    • D. 

      Will have a 90% chance of not being nearsighted

  • 18. 
    Mrs. Lara wants to prevent her 5-year old daughter from developing the genetic family trait of type 2 diabetes.  What should she do?
    • A. 

      Monitor her daughter's weight to make sure that she does not become obese

    • B. 

      Provide opportunities for her daughter to have outdoor play activities

    • C. 

      Prepare healthy balanced meals

    • D. 

      All of the answers are correct

    • E. 

      None are correct, Diabetes is genetic

  • 19. 
    The variable that most often correlates with chromosomal abnormalities is:
    • A. 

      The age of the mother

    • B. 

      A pregnant mother's drug use

    • C. 

      Parent exposure to radiation

    • D. 

      The age of the father

  • 20. 
    Down syndrome is a condition in which an individual has 3 copies of:
    • A. 

      Chromosome 23

    • B. 

      Chromosome 21

    • C. 

      Chromosome 26

    • D. 

      Chromosome 46

  • 21. 
    Which statement is true?
    • A. 

      Men are the only carriers for genetic abnormalities

    • B. 

      Women over the age of 35 produce abnormal ovum and are at risk of having unhealthy babies

    • C. 

      Everyone is a carrier for genetic abnormalities, but usually these conditions are recessive

    • D. 

      None of the statements are true

  • 22. 
    An embryo cannot develop without
    • A. 

      An X chromosome

    • B. 

      A Y chromosome

    • C. 

      26 chromosomes

    • D. 

      46 chromosomes

    • E. 

      3 sex chromosomes

  • 23. 
    Who is more likely to be a carrier of an X-linked trait?
    • A. 

      A woman

    • B. 

      A man

    • C. 

      A colorblind man

    • D. 

      A dizygotic twin

  • 24. 
    In general, genetic counseling is recommended for:
    • A. 

      Individuals with achondroplastic dwarfism

    • B. 

      Couples who want to know the sex of their fetus

    • C. 

      Couples who want to produce twins

    • D. 

      Women older than 34 and men older than 39

  • 25. 
    A genetic disorder that causes the inability to metabolize phenylalinine that may lead to brain damage and mental retardation is called
    • A. 

      Hemophilia

    • B. 

      Phenylketonuria

    • C. 

      Pyloric stenosis

    • D. 

      Thalassemia