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Anne’s Quiz #15


This quiz was written in honor of my 5 children, pictured to the right. It is based on facts found in What to Expect When You're Expecting (Revised Edition) by Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee E. Hathaway, Heidi E. Murkoff and What to Expect the First Year also by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff, and Sandee E. Hathaway. While looking up the ISBN numbers for the above links, I stumbled on another book, The Tibetan Art of Parenting : From Before Conception Through Early Childhood by Anne Hubbell Maiden, Edie Farwell (Contributor) that you may enjoy. I was intrigued enough to want to order my own copy.

1. Why are some newborns placed under special lights?
a) to keep them warm
b) to treat high bilirubin levels, i.e., jaundice
c) to help them adjust to sunlight
d) so nurses can keep a better eye on them
2. The APGAR test is administered to newborns within the first minute of life to help determine if there is a hidden problem needing immediate attention. How did it first get its name?
a) from the 5 different elements of the test
b) from the machine used to measure respiration
c) from its creator, Dr. Virginia Apgar
d) from the ancient Greek philosopher who first proposed the test
3. Why don't newborns have tears when they cry?
a) The lachrymal glands aren't functional at birth.
b) Their emotions aren't developed enough to require tears.
c) There is a protective film over their eyes which precludes tears.
d) They do have tears; this is just a myth.
4. How much do newborns sleep?
a) 10 hours/day
b) 12 hours/day
c) 16 hours/day
d) 20 hours/day
5. Which of the following foods is not recommended for infants and children younger than 2 years old?
a) yogurt
b) chicken
c) avocado
d) honey
6. Which of the following is NOT generally a source of lead exposure?
a) old lead paint (pre-1977)
b) some foreign cosmetics
c) pencils
d) dust from building renovation
7. On average, at what age do infants get their first tooth?
a) 7 months
b) at birth
c) 1 year
d) 2 months
8. What type of shoes are recommended for children beginning to walk?
a) none - bare feet
b) sturdy high-tops
c) sandals
d) leather boots
9. What is the average weight of a newborn?
a) 7.5 lbs
b) 9 lbs
c) 5.5 lbs
d) 10 lbs
10. What is the human gestation period?
a) 250 days
b) 300 days
c) 280 days
d) 210 days


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quiz 15 created 10-29-01