What Is Adolescence? - Definition, Stages & Characteristics


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What is adolescence?

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1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of early adolescence?

2. Which of the following is not characteristic of middle adolescence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Adolescence can be broken down into three stages, and this quiz tests you on various characteristics of those stages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This adolescence quiz tests your ability to:

  • Define adolescence
  • Determine if something is a characteristic of early adolescence
  • Know about middle adolescence
  • Recognize a characteristic of late adolescence
  • Understand the three stages of adolescence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information found in the lesson on characteristics and stages of adolescence
  • Critical thinking - use information about the stages of adolescence to look at teenage behavior through a different perspective
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define adolescence

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson on characteristics and stages of adolescence named, What is Adolescence? - Definition, Stages & Characteristics, covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the typical age range of adolescence
  • Identify when puberty starts
  • Explore the relationships of middle adolescence
  • Contrast late adolescence from early and middle