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Psychobiology of Women Practice Test 3

Psychobiology of Women Practice Test 3 - Psych/Women 357...

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Psych/Women 357 NAME _____________________________ Spring, 2005 STUDENT NUMBER _____________________________ Test 3 (Final) VERSION A ANSWER ALL OF THE QUESTIONS BOTH ON THIS TEST SHEET AND ON YOUR SCANTRON FORM. ONLY THE ANSWERS ON THE SCANTRON FORM WILL BE GRADED. EACH QUESTION IS WORTH 1 POINT. True or False. 1. The placenta is capable of converting cholesterol to estrogen, but does not have the enzyme necessary to convert cholesterol to progesterone. A. True B. False 2. The cervix remains relatively firm throughout pregnancy but softens due to vasocongestion just before labor. A. True B. False 3. Both prior to puberty and after menopause, GnRH levels are lower than they are in cycling women. A. True B. False 4. For the first month after delivery lactating women produce (and feed to the suckling baby) a high- protein substance called colostrum. A. True B. False 5. Women who smoke tend to experience menopause at a later age than women who do not smoke. A. True B. False 6. Unlike condoms, use of a diaphragm with spermicide has no effect on the transmission of any STDs. A. True B. False 7. As puberty progresses, the hypothalamus becomes less sensitive to estrogen such that by the end of puberty it takes more estrogen to inhibit GnRH production than it does prior to puberty. A. True B. False 8. The most prevalent androgen in men is testosterone but androstenedione is the most prevalent androgen in women. A. True B. False 9. During the monthly cycle, progesterone levels are highest during the luteal phase. A. True B. False 10. According the Collins reading, “Shifting the center: Race, class, and feminist theorizing about motherhood,” feminist theories of motherhood have traditionally accounted for a diverse range of perspectives, accounting for the experiences of women in different cultures and economic backgrounds. A. True B. False 357 Test 3 (Final) page 1 of 10
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11. The most common and effective use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis is to assure that the child will have above average intelligence. 12. Women who suffer from severe dysmenorrhea have been shown to have higher muscle mass than women who do not suffer from dysmenorrhea. 13. After menopause, osteoporosis is more common among fair-skinned European- or Asian- American women than it is among African-American or Black women. A. True B. False 14. In the US today, most women experience menopause between the ages of 45 and 55.
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