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Multiple Choice

1 .       The outer layer of the cerebral hemisphere, which is made up of gray tissue that is mostly responsible for higher nervous functions, is called the [Hint]

 
 
 
 


2 .       The principle of development that describes the child's progression of growth and development from head to toe. [Hint]

 
 
 
 


3 .       The principle of development that describes the child's progression of growth and development from the midline or trunk outward. [Hint]

 
 
 
 


4 .       Which of the following describes the vernix caseosa? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


5 .       There is a tendency toward farsightedness in the neonate. [Hint]

 
 


6 .       Which statement is false? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


7 .       The average birth weight for full-term infants is [Hint]

 
 
 
 


8 .       The average birth length is [Hint]

 
 
 
 


9 .       Fontanelles are the thin, soft spaces between the cranial bones of the fetus and infant. [Hint]

 
 


10 .       Breast milk provides initial immunologic advantages through colostrum. [Hint]

 
 


11 .       Infant mortality rates in the United States are considered relatively low for a modern industrialized nation. [Hint]

 
 


12 .       Solid foods should be introduced during the 1st to 2nd month of life. [Hint]

 
 


13 .       Which of the following does not describe the newborn's body proportions? [Hint]

 
 
 
 


14 .       Breathing is an example of a [Hint]

 
 
 
 


15 .       The moro reflex is an example of a [Hint]

 
 
 
 


16 .       Infants are able to recognize the smell of their __________ within the first few days of life. [Hint]

 
 
 
 


17 .       The infant's individual, biologically based behavior style is called [Hint]

 
 
 
 


18 .       The substance that provides immunity to a number of infections for which the mother carries the antibodies is called the [Hint]

 
 
 
 


19 .       Skeletal age is determined by [Hint]

 
 
 
 






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