Physical Growth in Adolescence - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why do adolescents go through puberty?

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1. Which of the following does NOT affect growth spurts?

2. How long does puberty generally last?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of physical growth in adolescence. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include how long on average puberty lasts as well as comparing the timing of girls' physical growth with boys'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Name of the period of life between childhood and adulthood
  • Physical development leading to the ability to reproduce
  • Defining a rapid increase in skeletal growth
  • General duration of puberty
  • Comparing the timing of girls' physical growth with boys'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on physical growth in adolescence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding puberty and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding adolescence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about comparing girls' adolescent development with boys'

Additional Learning

To learn more about human physical development, review the accompanying lesson called Physical Growth in Adolescence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the following terms: adolescence and puberty
  • Describe how quick growth is a part of puberty
  • Explain at least three gender differences of adolescents reaching puberty