Suffolk County Community College

 

PSY-210  Lifespan Psychology                                            Prof. R. Morse                                      

 

Berger 8th Ed. Ch 11 Practice Questions

 

The Multiple Choice questions that follow are taken from a Test Bank developed by Kathleen Stassen Berger, the author of our textbook.  The answers to these questions can be obtained by sending me an e-mail with your proposed answer key.  Some of these questions will appear on your Final exam.

1.

Which of the following is the biggest determinant of whether a child will develop healthy lifestyle habits?

 

A)

having a physician, nurse, or dentist for a parent

 

B)

receiving all of the required immunizations before starting school

 

C)

seeing the doctor and dentist by age 3

 

D)

having parents, teachers, and peers who demonstrate healthy lifestyle habits

 

2.

Joseph is on an all-boys soccer team at his school. According to your text, which of the following is a potential problem associated with this physical activity?

 

A)

poor sportsmanship

 

B)

reinforcement of certain prejudices

 

C)

lack of problem-solving abilities

 

D)

parental stressors

 

3.

An asthmatic child who gets shots in the doctor's office is operating at the ______ level of prevention.

 

A)

primary

 

B)

secondary

 

C)

tertiary

 

D)

quadruply

 

4.

What does the textbook list as possibly “the most important intellectual accomplishment of the school-age child”?

 

A)

learning to read

 

B)

learning math

 

C)

learning to speak

 

D)

learning science

 

5.

The process by which thoughts and actions are repeated in sequence enough times to no longer require much conscious thought is called:

 

A)

habituation.

 

B)

practice.

 

C)

automatization.

 

D)

coordination.

 

6.

About two-thirds of all those who take IQ tests score in the “average” range, that is, between 85 and:

 

A)

100.

 

B)

115.

 

C)

125.

 

D)

135.

 

7.

Sara has an IQ of 90, and Chuck's IQ is 114. Sara would be classified as ______ and Chuck as ______.

 

A)

a slow learner; gifted

 

B)

average; average

 

C)

mentally retarded; gifted

 

D)

average; gifted

 

8.

Achievement tests are designed to measure:

 

A)

how much has been learned.

 

B)

potential for accomplishment.

 

C)

capacity for divergent thinking.

 

D)

verbal abilities.

 

9.

Because of better health, smaller families, and more schooling, some nations have exhibited substantial increases in IQ scores. This phenomenon is called the:

 

A)

Stanford Swell.

 

B)

Brain Leap.

 

C)

Intelligence Surge.

 

D)

Flynn Effect.

 

10.

A distinct type of intelligence described by Robert Sternberg is:

 

A)

physical.

 

B)

self-knowledge.

 

C)

logical-methodical.

 

D)

practical.

 

11.

Giving a score for spatial intelligence in an intelligence test originates from the theory of:

 

A)

Robert Sternberg.

 

B)

Howard Gardner.

 

C)

David Wechsler.

 

D)

Alfred Binet.

 

12.

When children with special needs become adults, their disability usually:

 

A)

disappears.

 

B)

gets worse.

 

C)

gets better.

 

D)

changes—for better or worse.

 

13.

Seven-year-old Henry has been diagnosed as having both ADHD and dyslexia. Which of the following terms applies to Henry having both conditions together?

 

A)

conflicting diagnoses

 

B)

complex diagnosis

 

C)

comorbidity

 

D)

coexistence

 

14.

David is excitable, impulsive, and very active in addition to having difficulty concentrating. He might have:

 

A)

ADD.

 

B)

ADDA.

 

C)

ADHD.

 

D)

an anxiety disorder.

 

15.

The drug Ritalin is actually a(n):

 

A)

chemical depressant.

 

B)

anti-anxiety medication.

 

C)

chemical stimulant.

 

D)

cleansing chemical used in processing meat.

 

16.

Joshua and Tiffany have both been diagnosed with ADHD. Who is more likely to be prescribed medication for the condition?

 

A)

Tiffany

 

B)

Joshua

 

C)

They are both equally likely to be prescribed medication.

 

D)

There is not enough research evidence to allow us to predict who would be prescribed medication.

 

17.

Drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil are prescribed to children to treat depression. Common criticisms include:

 

A)

only psychotherapy should be used to treat depression.

 

B)

children do not experience depression, just sadness.

 

C)

few such drugs have been studied in relation to their effects on children.

 

D)

the lack of universal health care to cover the cost of such drugs.

 

18.

If an intelligent 8-year-old cannot read, this might be attributed to:

 

A)

dysgraphia.

 

B)

dysphonemia.

 

C)

dyslexia.

 

D)

dyscalcula.

 

19.

The chief characteristic of children with autism spectrum disorder is lack of:

 

A)

speaking.

 

B)

eye contact.

 

C)

smiling.

 

D)

social skills.

 

20.

Kanner describes autism as:

 

A)

“an intense desire to be with others.”

 

B)

“an extreme paradox.”

 

C)

“an extreme aloneness.”

 

D)

“the most misunderstood childhood disorder.”

 

21.

Many autistic infants are:

 

A)

bored by routine.

 

B)

disturbed by pain.

 

C)

affectionate to other children.

 

D)

disturbed by noise.

 

22.

Maria has dyslexia. Maria is taught in the regular classroom, where she has her own reading tutor for part of the day. This is an example of:

 

A)

mainstreaming.

 

B)

the resource room.

 

C)

inclusion.

 

D)

indoctrination.

 

23.

Which of the following requirements is federally mandated for children with special needs?

 

A)

Teachers must develop an IEM.

 

B)

Children must be placed in the LRE.

 

C)

Children must be placed in an RR.

 

D)

Parents must provide SEL.