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Principles of Motor Development, Learning & Control Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One of the ways to get children to practice their fine motor skills is to get them to:

Question 2 2. Skills that relate to our relationship with the environment are collectively called:

Question 3 3. Which of these motor skills should a three month old baby be able to perform?

Question 4 4. What do we call behaviors which are acquired through observation and reinforcement?

Question 5 5. Identify the two factors that contribute to a child's brain development in the first two years of their life.

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Question 6 6. The process of growth and change that all humans go through is called _____.

Question 7 7. Maria is nine months old. Her mother is feeding her new types of food. Maria's mother feeds her a spoonful of peas. Maria makes a face, and spits them back out. Which of the following parts of her brain caused Maria to spit out the peas?

Question 8 8. Muscle memory is:

Question 9 9. The _____ cortex deals with information coming into the brain about our environment.

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements are TRUE about gross motor skills?

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Question 11 11. Which of these psychologists developed the concept of operant conditioning?

Question 12 12. Why is motor output so important?

Question 13 13. How can we define complex behavior?

Question 14 14. When it comes to fine motor skills, the focus tends to be on:

Question 15 15. The sensory cortex is responsible for which of the following?

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Question 16 16. What do we call a behavior which is genetically hardwired?

Question 17 17. Fine motor skills, as opposed to gross motor skills, have to do with:

Question 18 18. The cells that transmit messages to and from the brain are called _____ cells.

Question 19 19. All of the following conditions can cause impairments in gross motor skill development, except which one?

Question 20 20. Trent is six months old. When his grandmother saw him last month, he was just starting to roll over. Now Trent can crawl. Which of the following is the BEST reason for why Trent has learned so much in such a short time?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 22 22. What are gross motor skills?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is not a gross motor skill?

Question 24 24. Classical conditioning can be defined as:

Question 25 25. As we age, our nerve cells become reduced in _____ and _____.

Principles of Motor Development, Learning & Control Chapter Exam Instructions

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