Psychology - Life Span - Chapter 4 - Book Work (pt 2)

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Psychology 237 Life Span


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  • 1. 
    A 35-year-old woman who is pregnant is most likely to undergo which type of test for the detection of prenatal chromosomal or genetic abnormalities?
    • A. 

      Pre-implantation testing

    • B. 

      Ultrasound

    • C. 

      Amniocentesis

    • D. 

      Alpha-fetoprotein assay

  • 2. 
    In order, the correct sequence of prenatal stages of development is:
    • A. 

      Embryo; germinal; fetus

    • B. 

      Germinal; fetus; embryo

    • C. 

      Germinal; embryo; fetus

    • D. 

      Ovum; fetus; embryo

  • 3. 
    Monika is preparing for the birth of her first child. If all proceeds normally, she can expect that her labor will last about:
    • A. 

      7 hours

    • B. 

      8 hours

    • C. 

      10 hours

    • D. 

      12 hours

  • 4. 
    Tetracycline and retinoic acid:
    • A. 

      Can be harmful to the human fetus

    • B. 

      Have been proven safe for pregnant women after the embryonic period

    • C. 

      Will prevent spontaneous abortions

    • D. 

      Are safe with used before the fetal period

  • 5. 
    The teratogen that, if not prevented by immunization, could cause deafness, blindness, and brain damage in the fetus is:
    • A. 

      Rubella (german measles)

    • B. 

      Anoxia

    • C. 

      Aids

    • D. 

      Neural-tube defect

  • 6. 
    Kangaroo care refers to:
    • A. 

      The rigid attachment formed between mothers and offspring in the animal kingdom

    • B. 

      The fragmented care that the children of single parents often receive

    • C. 

      A program of increased involvement by mothers of low-birthweight infants

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Among the characteristics rated on the Apgar scale are:
    • A. 

      Shape of the newborn's head and nose

    • B. 

      Presence of body hair

    • C. 

      Interactive behaviors

    • D. 

      Muscle tone and color

  • 8. 
    A newborn is classified as low birthweight if he or she weighs less than:
    • A. 

      7 lbs

    • B. 

      6 lbs

    • C. 

      5.5 lbs

    • D. 

      4 lbs

  • 9. 
    A critical problem for preterm babies is:
    • A. 

      The immaturity of the sex organs - for example, undescended testicles

    • B. 

      Spitting up or hiccupping

    • C. 

      Infection from intravenous feeding

    • D. 

      Breathing difficulties

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Alcohol in high doses is a proven teratogen

    • B. 

      Not every pregnant woman who drinks heavily has a newborn with fetal alcohol syndrome

    • C. 

      Most doctors in the US advise pregnant women to use alcohol in moderation during pregnancy

    • D. 

      Only after a fetus is born does fetal alcohol syndrome become apparent

  • 11. 
    Neurogenesis refers to the process by which:
    • A. 

      The fetal brain develops new neurons

    • B. 

      New connections between neurons develop

    • C. 

      The neural tube forms during the middle trimester

    • D. 

      The cortex folds into layers in order to fit into the skull

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 13. 
    Synaptogenesis refers to the process by which:
    • A. 

      The fetal brain develops new neurons

    • B. 

      New connections between neurons develop

    • C. 

      The neural tube forms during the middle trimester

    • D. 

      The cortex folds into layers in order to fit into the skull

  • 14. 
    When there is a strong parental alliance:
    • A. 

      Mother and father cooperate because of their mutual commitment to their children

    • B. 

      The parents agree to support each other in their shared parental roles

    • C. 

      Children are likely to thrive

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The critical period for preventing physical defects appears to be the:
    • A. 

      Zygote period

    • B. 

      Embryonic period

    • C. 

      Fetal period

    • D. 

      Entire pregnancy