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Quiz 11 :

Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development

Quiz 11 :

Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development

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Gynecomastia stems from the small amount of female sex hormones secreted by the
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Estrogen levels vary in girls and regulate the menstrual cycle. Following the menstruation the shedding of endometrium takes place and the estrogen levels increases. After the ovum is released if it is not fertilized then again the estrogen levels increases leading to new menstrual cycle.
Hence the option (b) is not correct.
Male's growth take place till they attain the age of 21. After that the testosterone causes the epiphyseal closure that causes the prevention of future growth of long bones.
Hence the option (c) is not correct.
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of breasts in the males due to release of some female sex organs by the testes. This is a temporary problem and lasts by one year.
Hence the correct option is
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On a cognitive level, research evidence shows that adolescent males tend to outperform adolescent females on tasks requiring _______ ability.
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Cognitive development is similar in both males and females. They are also similar in the intelligence level. But in some situations like verbal ability females are more capable than males and in visual spatial skills male are more superior to females.
Visual-spatial ability means to manipulate and rotate things. This is important in the fields like art, architecture and engineering.
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All of the following are risk factors for adolescents dropping out of school except
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Dropping out refers to leaving the school, college or university for necessary or unnecessary reason. This leads to the low grades in the academics, delinquency, criminal behavior and substance abuse.
The main reasons for the dropping out are
1. Regular and excessive school absence
2. Reading below grade level
3. Early marriage
Hence the options (b), (c), and (d) are not correct.
This also occurs in low income and large urban areas but there is no risk for individuals living in rural areas.
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Many adolescents believe that their parents and other adults-even other adolescents-could never understand what they are feeling or the depth of their passions. This way of thinking reflects
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Government statistics show that firearms account for about ___________ % of adolescent suicides.
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Which of the following is true about early- and late-maturing adolescents
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According to the text, perfectionistic and obsessionistic personality traits play a role in
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Menstruation is the sloughing off of the___________.
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In terms of Kohlberg's theory of moral development, Stage 6 moral reasoning is least likely to be based on
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Adolescents who have reached Piaget's stage of formal operations differ from children who are still at Piaget's stage of concrete operations in that they are capable of
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The stage of ___________ operations is the top level in Jean Piaget's theory.
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The major cause of death for adolescents is__________.
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We would probably find that, as a group, adolescent females tend to be somewhat better than boys in
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A disturbing risk factor for eating disorders in adolescent females is a history of __________ abuse.
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Two predictors of school dropout are reading below grade level and excessive school ___________.
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The historical trend toward increasing adult height was accompanied by an earlier onset of puberty, and is known as the __________ trend.
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Of the following, the least likely cause of death for an adolescent is
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Adolescents may be awkward and gawky due to __________ growth.
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__________ emissions are also known as "wet dreams."
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__________triggers the development of acne, which afflicts 75% to 90% of adolescents.
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