Child Development Quiz


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helping children learn what is acceptable behavior and what is not.

A. nutrition

B. discipline

C. punishment

D. employment


__________________ is the development a gradual, continuous process or a sequence of separate stages

A. Medical Model

B. Early/Late Experiences

C. Nature/Nurture

D. Continuity/Stages


The issue of the degree to which early experiences or later experiences are the key determinants of the child’s development

A. Early/Late Experiences

B. Nature/Nurture

C. Natural Maturation Process

D. Continuity/Stages


A person who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.

A. discipline

B. punishment

C. caregiver

D. developmental disability


When two or more generations live together, this is an example of an…

A. extended family

B. adopted family

C. equal family


Which area/domain of development deals with how children learn, think, remember, and reason?

A. physical

B. intellectual

C. emotional

D. social


Poverty, malnutrition, and a lack of adequate medical care are examples of

A. nature.

B. socioemotional development.

C. nurture.

D. behavior genetics.


A permissive caregiver would most likely…

A. create rules & guidelines for a child to follow

B. allow children to make their own rules & guidelines

C. punish a child often


The ability to use SMALL muscle groups is known as ___ motor skills.

A. gross 

B. moral

C. fine

D. social


What are the TOP 3 expenses of having a child?

A. baby bows, cute shoes, stickers

B. housing, food, transportation

C. authoritarian, authoritative, permissive

D. diapers, baby wipes, air jordans


True or False. Nowadays, women are getting married at a much YOUNGER age.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


“While there are predictable “age norms” for milestones, development can be accelerated or delayed as well” is a description of the characteristic/principle ___

A. Development is constant

B. Development is gradual and continuous

C. Development happens in sequenced steps

D. Development happens at different rates

E. The different domains of development are interrelated.


___ of development are different ways that a child grows and changes.

A. areas/domains

B. characteristics/principles


Nature refers to

A. interactive forces that impact development.

B. biological forces that impact development.

C. cognitive forces that impact development.

D. environmental forces that impact development


Which area/domain of development deals with the way children learn to interact with others?

A. physical

B. intellectual

C. emotional

D. social


An authoritarian (strict) caregiver would most likely…

A. say, “because I said so”

B. encourage a child to share their ideas and perspective

C. allow a child to do what they wanted

D. have very few rules and guidelines


Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of

A. cognitive theory

B. psychoanalysis

C. behavioral psychology

D. theory of evolution


Epigenetics genetics postulates that

A. nurture has a larger impact than nature on a child’s development.

B. nature has a larger impact than nurture on a child’s development.

C. both nature and nurture have an impact on a child’s development.

D. neither nature nor nurture have an impact on a child’s development.


Which area/domain of development deals with children learning to recognize and control their feelings?

A. physical

B. moral

C. emotional

D. social


Training children to help them live in society is called…

A. cognitive

B. adoption

C. nuclear family

D. socialization


The longitudinal method compares the performance or observations across ages by taking repeated measurements from ________.

A. the same people across time

B. different people across time

C. different people on the same day.

D. the same people on the same day.


When a single parent *marries another person, this is an example of a…

A. nuclear family

B. blended or step family

C. toddler

D. social development skill


Meeting a child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs is called…

A. adoption

B. to nurture

C. punishment

D. arranged marriage


Which area/domain of development deals with understanding right from wrong?

A. fine

B. moral

C. gross

D. social


“Milestones progress in the same order and build on previous skills learned and mastered” is a description of the characteristic/principle ___

A. Development is constant

B. Development is gradual and continuous

C. Development happens in sequenced steps

D. Development happens at different rates

E. The different domains of development are interrelated.




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