Preterm baby (p137)



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Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Anissa Taun Rogers

Question Bank

10/08/2009





Chapter 6

Multiple Choice



  1. The formal term for a baby born three weeks or more before full term is:

    1. Preterm baby (p137)

    2. Low birth weight baby

    3. Very low birth weight baby

    4. Birth defect baby

  2. Low birth weight and premature birth can be caused by:

    1. Smoking

    2. Maternal age

    3. Excessive stress

    4. All the above (p137)

  3. These babies are twice as likely as Caucasian or Hispanic babies to suffer from low birth weight.

    1. African American (p138)

    2. Asian

    3. Pacific Islander

    4. Crack

  4. With regards to pregnancy later in life, social workers often deal with which of the following?

    1. Issues around infertility

    2. Emotional aspects to later parenthood

    3. Changing societal roles

    4. All the above (p140)

  5. A structural or physiological abnormality present at birth that causes disability or death is considered to be:

    1. Fetal alcohol syndrome

    2. A birth defect (p144)

    3. Spina bifida

    4. Trisomy 21

  6. A cluster of characteristics that occur in some infants who were exposed to alcohol during fetal development is called:

    1. Fetus alcohol syndrome

    2. Spina bifida

    3. Fetal alcohol syndrome (p144)

    4. Teratogens

  7. What is another name for Trisomy 21?

    1. Down syndrome (p147)

    2. Spina bifida

    3. Preterm baby

    4. A learning disability

  8. Which of the following is more likely to occur if quality prenatal care is not received?

    1. Individual consequences

    2. Higher economic costs

    3. Negative social impact

    4. All the above (p149)

  9. A genetic disorder that affects the backbone and sometimes the spinal cord is called:

    1. Multiple sclerosis

    2. Spina bifida (p147)

    3. Muscular dystrophy

    4. Down syndrome

  10. Which of the following statements is true about pregnancy and childbirth in the United States?

    1. Women are empowered to take control of their pregnancies

    2. Alternative birthing arrangements are encouraged

    3. Pregnancy and childbirth are treated as an illness and disability (p151)

    4. All the above

  11. Which of the following is a benefit experienced by mothers who breastfeed?

    1. They return to the pre-pregnancy weight much faster

    2. They exhibit lower rates of cervical and breast cancer

    3. They recover from childbirth more quickly

    4. All the above (p152)

  12. Birthing assistants who provide support to mothers pre- and postlabor are called:

    1. Certified midwives

    2. Doulas (p153)

    3. Certified nursing aide

    4. Registered nurse

  13. Which type of adoption allows the biological parents to communicate with the child?

    1. Closed adoption

    2. Family adoption

    3. Open adoption (p154)

    4. Domestic adoption

  14. Which of the following is true of pregnant mothers who are also poor?

    1. They are less likely to access prenatal care

    2. They are more likely to have children removed if substance abuse has occurred

    3. They are often viewed as undeserving of their children

    4. All the above (p155)

  15. With regard to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, self-respect, respect of others, attention, appreciation, and achievement are in which “need”?

    1. Belongingness and love need

    2. Safety need

    3. Esteem need (p158)

    4. Physiological need

  16. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work within a 12-month period for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

    1. The birth or adoption of a child

    2. To care for a sick family member

    3. For serious health problems

    4. To care for a seriously ill domestic partner (p160)

  17. According to the 1997 symposium held by the International Women’s Health Coalition, U.S. foreign policies tend to encourage

    1. Family planning

    2. The abuse of women’s rights (p161)

    3. The promotion of healthy pregnancies

    4. None of the above

  18. A medical condition in which the mother’s body produces antibodies that attack the fetus is referred to as:

    1. Toxins

    2. Fetal alcohol syndrome

    3. Rh Incompatibility (p145)

    4. Teratogens

  19. Which of the following contributes to the rising cost of health care?

    1. Technological advances

    2. Growing number of individuals without health care

    3. Increasing number of malpractice lawsuits

    4. All the above (p149)

  20. Which theory/perspective of human behavior would assist a social worker understand potential challenges with an interracial adoption?

    1. Cultural perspective (p101-105)

    2. Feminism

    3. Conflict theory

    4. Racism

Short Answer

  1. Explain why prenatal care is so important. (p137-138)

  2. Why is it important for social workers to be familiar with the many issues surrounding pregnancy? (p139)

  3. Why is it essential for social workers to explore their own feelings and values around difficult issues such as abortion prior to working with clients? (p139-140)

  4. Discuss the importance of the relationship between the birth mother and her health care providers. (p150)

  5. Explain the differences between a doula and a midwife. (p153)

  6. Describe Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and explain how it can help social workers assist poor mothers who are also pregnant. (p157-159)

  7. Describe the relationship between U.S. foreign policy and women. (p160-162)


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