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Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Brandon is a toddler whose vocabulary consists of labels, such as 'doggie' for all four-legged animals and 'ball' for anything round. His neighbor Cara, who is a few months older, says 'thank you' when given something, and 'good doggie' when she sees the family pet respond to a command.


Brandon exhibits the _____ language style, while Cara is developing _____ language.

Question 2 2. _____ mapping involves learning a word quickly, but _____ mapping can refine the definition and increase accuracy of vocabulary.

Question 3 3. Why are games with rules helpful to children?

Question 4 4. Learning a new word after only one or two exposures to the word is an example of:

Question 5 5. How does preschool differ from daycare?

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Question 6 6. What is another term for fantasy play?

Question 7 7. How does play benefit children?

Question 8 8. The two processes that allow children's brains to learn more in less time and become overall more functional during early childhood are _____ and _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 10 10. What is a benefit of social play?

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Question 11 11. The zone of proximal development was described by:

Question 12 12. Why is the development of fine motor coordination in early childhood so important?

Question 13 13. In early childhood, children often eat _____ because of changes in the rate of growth.

Question 14 14. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a child in the period of early childhood?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

Question 17 17. _____ is a part of language acquisition and is learned very quickly in children.

Question 18 18. Refining your knowledge of a word through multiple exposures is an example of:

Question 19 19. The inability to think about how others think or perceive the world is called:

Question 20 20. The psychologist who said that early childhood is the preoperational stage of development was:

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Question 21 21. Symbolic thought can lead to the ability to:

Question 22 22. Conservation depends partly upon:

Question 23 23. The process of growth in the area of thinking is called:

Question 24 24.
_______ is at its highest point during early childhood.

Question 25 25. Which of the following factors support the nativist theory of language development?

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Question 26 26. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

Question 27 27. How can parents help their children avoid serious accidents?

Question 28 28. _____ refers to the brain's ability to grow and change and is at highest point during _____.

Question 29 29. The ability to do mental problem solving is called:

Question 30 30. Understanding that the world changes is called:

Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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