Child Development Quiz

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Child development quiz

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Question 1
How is the seasonal flu vaccination usually administered in children aged 2 and 3?
A
SC injection
B
Orally
C
Rectally
D
IM injection
E
Nasally
Question 2
What is the cut-off for an acceptable weight loss in the first 7 days of life?
A
10%
B
20%
C
5%
D
7%
E
15%
Question 2 Explanation: 
>10% loss requires further follow-up/referral.
Question 3
Around what age should a child be able to build a tower of three building blocks?
A
12 months
B
15 months
C
9 months
D
18 months
E
21 months
Question 3 Explanation: 
The average age for building a 3 block tower is 18 months. This increases to around 6 cubes by 2 years, and 9 cubes by 3 years.
Question 4
Atย what age should a childย develop a mature pincer grip?
A
3-6 months
B
6-9 months
C
2 years
D
9-12 months
E
12-18 months
Question 4 Explanation: 
Practically every textbook has a slightly different table of these things, but it is important to have an idea of the basics!
Question 5
Which of the following should be avoided when weaning a child of 7 months?
A
Honey
B
Formula milk
C
Breastmilk
D
Wheat
E
Meat-containing products
Question 5 Explanation: 
Honey should be avoided before 12 months due to risk of infant botulism. Wheat is considered safe to try in weaning after 6 months.
Question 6
Which of the following sentences best describes meconium?
A
The first stool after introduction of wheat.
B
The first stool passed by a child.
C
The first stool after introduction of feeds.
D
The first stool when a child has been fully weaned.
E
A green stool.
Question 7
At what age should a child be referred to a paediatrician if they have not begun to walk?
A
12 months
B
9 months
C
18 months
D
15 months
Question 7 Explanation: 
An infant usually begins to cruise furniture around 10-12 months and can walk alone by 15 months. If walking has not occurred by 18 months the toddler should see a paediatrician.
Question 8
Which of the following is an example of "Double-syllable babble" displayed by an infant around 9-12 months?
A
Ba-ma
B
Ba-ba
C
Ma-da
D
Ma-ba
E
Ba-da
Question 8 Explanation: 
Double syllable babble usually involves repetition of the same syllable.
Question 9
A resurgence of which hormone precipitates puberty?
A
GnRH
B
LH
C
Oestrogen
D
Testosterone
E
FSH
Question 10
In normal fine motor development, which of the following should occur first?
A
Copying a circle
B
Tripod pencil grip
C
Drawing a square
D
Copying a cross
E
Copying a triangle
Question 10 Explanation: 
Children tend to be able to copy a shape 6 months before they can draw it. The usual developmental order of drawing shapes is line, circle, cross, square, triangle. Tripod pencil grip is a more mature grip, occurring between 4 and 6 years of age.
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