Baby Smarts

Baby Smarts

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1.

Which of the following is NOT one of a newborn's natural reflexes?

Grasping a finger tightly
Imitating sounds
Spreading toes when soles of feet are stroked
Attempting to swim when placed in water
I don't know
2.

At what age do infants show a preference for their mother's face?

Birth
2 weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks
I don't know
3.

At birth, what size is a baby's head?

Half the size of the body
One-third the size of the body
One-quarter the size of the body
One-sixth the size of the body
I don't know
4.

Which is the first sense to be fully developed?

Taste
Smell
Sight
Hearing
I don't know
5.

In which order does physical development normally occur?

Top to bottom (head to feet)
Bottom to top (feet to head)
Middle (trunk), head, feet
In no order
I don't know
6.

When do most babies begin smiling in a social way?

Immediately after birth
Between birth and 4 weeks
4 to 8 weeks
9 to 12 weeks
I don't know
7.

At approximately what age do babies begin to identify word sounds with specific objects?

4 months
7 months
11 months
14 months
I don't know
8.

What percentage of a baby's brain nerve cell connections is made in the first two weeks after birth?

50%
70%
90%
100%
I don't know
9.

What is the change in size of a baby's brain from birth to 2 years old?

From 10% to 40% the size of the adult brain
From 25% to 50% the size of the adult brain
From 25% to 75% the size of the adult brain
From 50% to 90% the size of the adult brain
I don't know
10.

At what age can children differentiate between their mother's language and a foreign language?

At birth
3-6 months
7-10 months
11-14 months
I don't know
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