What are Birth Defects? - Causes, Types & Prevention


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Abnormalities in babies that are caused by flawed genetic material or exposure to harmful substances in the womb are called:

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1. Teratogens are:

2. An example of a birth defect that can be seen is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you can test your understanding of abnormalities a child can be born with. Things you need to know in order to pass this quiz include substances that can cause abnormalities and different types of abnormalities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete the questions on this quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • The terminology for abnormalities in babies
  • The definition of teratogens
  • Visible abnormalities
  • Abnormalities not visible at birth
  • Ways of preventing abnormalities

Skills Practiced

Use the sample questions on this quiz to practice these skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as abnormalities visible at birth and abnormalities not visible at birth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of abnormalities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've learned regarding abnormalities that can be present at birth

Additional Learning

Learn more about abnormalities in babies by reviewing the corresponding lesson on What are Birth Defects? Causes, Type & Prevention. The following topics are discussed in the lesson:

  • Examples and causes of genetic abnormalities
  • Causes an examples of environmental abnormalities
  • Ways to determine risk of a child being born with abnormalities
  • Helpful and harmful substances that can affect an unborn baby