Human Development

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Question 1
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Our genes influence the development of ____ .

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A

physical characteristics only

B

mental characteristics only

C

emotional characteristics only

D

nearly all of our characteristics

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Question 2
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Which example illustrates the "nature" effect on development?

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A

The climate in which one is raised

B

The genes inherited from parents

C

The type of discipline used by parents

D

The culture one comes from

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Question 3
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What is the commonly accepted view of current psychologists regarding the nature-nurture controversy?

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A

Nature is the stronger factor of the two.

B

Nurture is the stronger factor of the two.

C

The interaction of nature and nurture determines what we become.

D

Nature, nurture, and the third factor of the environment determine what we become.

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Question 4
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Which progression represents the correct sequence of the prenatal stages of development?

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A

Germinal, fetal, embryonic

B

Germinal, embryonic, fetal

C

Embryonic, germinal, fetal

D

Embryonic, fetal, germinal

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Question 5
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A fertilized egg is called a(n) ____ .

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A

blastocyst

B

amnion

C

embryo

D

zygote

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Question 6
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Under normal circumstances, a zygote has ____ pairs of chromosomes.

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A
12
B
23
C
46
D
68
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Question 7
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A developing organism that has become a blastocyst is in the ____ prenatal stage.

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A
embryonic
B
amniotic
C
germinal
D
fetal
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Question 8
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A developing organism in the sixth week of prenatal development is in the ____ stage.

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A
fetal
B
zygotic
C
embryonic
D
germinal
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Question 9
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In the embryonic stage, ____ .

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A
the blastocyst implants itself into the uterine wall
B
the organism reaches viability
C
lungs begin to function
D
major organs are developing
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Question 10
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Which sequence represents the stages of prenatal development from longest to shortest?

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A
Fetal, embryonic, germinal
B
Embryonic, fetal, germinal
C
Germinal, fetal, embryonic
D
Embryonic, germinal, fetal
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Question 11
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All the major organs and biological systems (such as the cardiovascular system, digestive system, and skeletal system) begin forming during the ____ period.

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A
germinal
B
zygotic
C
fetal
D
embryonic
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Question 12
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Ellease's fertilized egg has just implanted itself in the uterine lining, an action that occurs during the ____ stage of prenatal development.

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A
germinal
B
embryonic
C
fetal
D
teratogen
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Question 13
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Viability of the fetus is reached by ____ weeks.

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A
12
B
16
C
24
D
32
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Question 14
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A child born premature that lives has most likely ____ .

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A
not been exposed to any teratogens
B
been exposed to a teratogen
C
spent at least 24 weeks inside the womb
D
not developed a complete bone structure
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Question 15
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Allison was born with an extra 21st chromosome, which makes her more susceptible to heart defects and mental retardation. Allison has ____ .

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A
fetal alcohol syndrome
B
Tay Sachs disease
C
sickle cell anemia
D
Down syndrome
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Question 16
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The greatest vulnerability to teratogens occurs in the ____ stage.

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A
zygotic
B
embryonic
C
fetal
D
germinal
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Question 17
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What is a typical characteristic of fetal alcohol syndrome?

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A
Very high birth weight
B
Inherited alcoholism
C
Brain abnormalities
D
Average to above average intelligence
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Question 18
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Children who have been exposed to drugs during prenatal development tend to be ____ .

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A
impulsive
B
adaptable
C
passive
D
overweight
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Question 19
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At the end of the first year of life, an average infant will weigh about ____ pounds.

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A
7
B
14
C
21
D
28
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Question 20
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The average newborn infant is about ____ pounds and ____ inches long.

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A
5; 15
B
10; 21
C
7; 20
D
9; 15
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