Quiz (Module 4

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Quizzes in this course include multiple choice, true/false, matching and short answer questions stemming directly from the assigned readings. Students can access each quiz one time. Please complete all assigned readings in advance of starting the quiz.

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Question 1

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Contemporary research suggests that the storm-and-stress notion of adolescence is


  1. A) much worse for boys than for girls.



  1. B) understated.



  1. C) much worse for girls than for boys.




  1. D) exaggerated.



Question 2

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Sleep-deprived adolescents


  1. A) perform better on cognitive tasks in the morning hours.




  1. B) are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.



  1. C) are less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors.



  1. D) display increases in executive function.



Question 3

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Which of the following statements about sex differences in adolescents’ reactions to pubertal changes is true?


  1. A) While most boys get some information from their mothers, almost all girls get their information from reading material or websites.




  1. B) Overall, boys get much less social support than girls for the physical changes of puberty.



  1. C) A few girls tell a friend that they are menstruating, but more boys tell a friend about spermarche.



  1. D) Girls, but not boys, are likely to benefit from opportunities to ask questions and discuss feelings with a sympathetic parent or health professional.



Question 4

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About _____ percent of North American and Western European teenage girls are affected by anorexia nervosa.



  1. A) 1



  1. B) 3



  1. C) 5



  1. D) 7



Question 5

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Despite the prevailing image of sexually free adolescents, North American teens have


  1. A) very open sexual attitudes.



  1. B) a more open attitude toward homosexuality.



  1. C) little or no information about sex.




  1. D) relatively restrictive sexual attitudes.



Question 6

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Which of the following statements about homosexuality is true?

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  1. A) Attraction to members of the same sex is not limited to teens who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual.


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  1. B) Most homosexual adolescents are “gender-deviant” in dress and behavior.



  1. C) About 85 percent of adolescents who report having engaged in homosexual acts identify as homosexual.



  1. D) Researchers have yet to identify a link between heredity and homosexuality.



Question 7

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Which of the following statements about adolescent mothers is true?


  1. A) Most experience serious birth complications.



  1. B) Most receive state-mandated child support payments from the father.



  1. C) They are less likely to divorce if they do marry.




  1. D) Very few give up their infants for adoption.



Question 8

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In Canada and Western Europe, where community- and school-based clinics offer adolescents contraceptives and where universal health insurance helps pay for them, __________ than in the United States.


  1. A) teenage sexual activity is much higher



  1. B) teenage sexual activity is much lower



  1. C) pregnancy, childbirth, and abortion rates are much higher




  1. D) pregnancy, childbirth, and abortion rates are much lower



Question 9

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According to Piaget, around age 11, young people enter the formal operational stage of development, in which they


  1. A) are strongly motivated to experiment with new memory strategies.



  1. B) require concrete things and events as objects of thought.



  1. C) cannot separate the effects of variables in problem solving.




  1. D) are able to come up with new, general logical rules through internal reflection.



Question 10

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Certain that others are observing and thinking about them, teenagers develop an inflated sense of their own importance known as


  1. A) the imaginary audience.




  1. B) the personal fable.



  1. C) metacognition.



  1. D) hypothetico-deductive reasoning.



Question 11

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Research on mathematical abilities in adolescence shows that



  1. A) American boys and girls reach advanced levels of high school math study in equal proportions.



  1. B) American boys are three times as likely as girls to reach advanced levels of high school math study.



  1. C) American girls are twice as likely as boys to reach advanced levels of high school math study.



  1. D) most parents believe that boys and girls are equally skilled at advanced math.



Question 12

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According to Erikson, teenagers in complex societies experience


  1. A) few identity conflicts.



  1. B) role confusion when they form mature identities.



  1. C) a rapid decline in self-esteem.




  1. D) an identity crisis.



Question 13

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Michael is a young adult who is trying out life possibilities, gathering important information about himself and his environment, and moving toward making enduring decisions. In doing so, Michael is probably


  1. A) identity foreclosed.



  1. B) having an identity crisis.



  1. C) in moratorium.




  1. D) forging an organized self-structure.



Question 14

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Roni is an adolescent immigrant from a collectivist culture. The longer his family has been in the United States, the lesser Roni feels committed to obeying his parents and fulfilling family obligations. As a result, Roni may experience



  1. A) acculturative stress.



  1. B) bicultural avoidance.



  1. C) ethnic-identity foreclosure.



  1. D) ethnic-identity moratorium.



Question 15

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Which of the following statements about Lawrence Kohlberg’s well-known “Heinz dilemma” is true?


  1. A) Kohlberg emphasized that it is the content of the response that determines moral maturity.



  1. B) Given a choice between obeying the law and preserving individual rights, the most advanced moral thinkers focus on avoidance of punishment as a reason for behaving morally.




  1. C) Kohlberg emphasized that it is the way an individual reasons about the dilemma, not the content of the response, that determines moral maturity.



  1. D) Kohlberg noted that females more than males tended to emphasize obeying the law over the value of human life.



Question 16

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Carol Gilligan believes that feminine morality


  1. A) is adequately represented in Kohlberg’s theory.



  1. B) tends to be less mature than male morality.




  1. C) emphasizes an “ethic of care” that Kohlberg’s system devalues.



  1. D) is overemphasized in research on moral development.



Question 17

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As Lucinda enters adolescence, she begins to worry about walking, talking, eating, dressing, and laughing in ways consistent with a feminine gender role. Lucinda is experiencing



  1. A) gender intensification.



  1. B) identity diffusion.



  1. C) gender-role confusion.



  1. D) identity moratorium.



Question 18

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Mild family conflict


  1. A) is associated with a rise in antisocial behavior, particularly for older adolescents.



  1. B) often escalates into intense parent–child disagreements and a sharp rise in sibling rivalry.




  1. C) informs parents of the changing needs and expectations of their children, signaling a need for adjustments in the parent–child relationship.



  1. D) interferes with adolescent autonomy and identity development and predicts long-term adjustment problems.



Question 19

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Teenagers in the United States spend more time together outside the classroom than teenagers in Europe and Asia because


  1. A) European and Asian parents put strict limits on their children’s free time.




  1. B) U.S. teenagers experience a shorter school year and less demanding academic standards.



  1. C) the United States has fewer public gathering places for teens.



  1. D) there is greater flexibility in school hours in Europe and Asia.



Question 20

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The most common psychological problem of adolescence is


  1. A) anorexia.




  1. B) depression.



  1. C) bulimia.



  1. D) delinquency.


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