Dwarfism Questions With Answers

Dwarfism designates a considerable defect in growth (height). As in any abnormality based on quantity rather than on quality, an exact delineation is not possible, and arbitrary limits have to be established.

1. Dwarfism is caused because of:

(a) Less secretion of growth hormone

(b) Excessive secretion of growth hormone

(c) Less secretion of adrenaline hormone

(d) Excessive secretion of thyroxine hormone

Answer: (d)

2. Dwarfism is also referred to as

(a) Anacondriam

(b) Achondroplasia

(c) Andoplasmia

(d) Achondrim

Answer: (b)

3. Dwarfism is

(a) Lack of height

(b) Mutation of genes

(c) Extreme tallness

(d) Short stature resulting from a genetic or medical condition

Answer: (d)

4. Most common form of dwarfism is

(a) Skeletal dysplasias

(b) Disproportionate dwarfism

(c) Achondroplasia

(d) Acrodysostosis

Answer: (c)

5. Which of the following is not a symptom of Dwarfism

(a) Short stature

(b) Long neck

(c) Late puberty

(d) Sleep apnea

Answer: (b)

6. This is not a characteristic of dwarfism

(a) Lower IQ

(b) Larger than average head circumference

(c) Short thighs and forearms

(d) Trident hand configuration

Answer: (a)

7. The average life expectancy of a person with achondroplasia is

(a) Nearly 10 years less than people with an average height

(b) Nearly 20 years less than people with an average height

(c) Nearly 30 years less than people with an average height

(d) The same as people with an average height

Answer: (d)

8. What are the chances of the offspring to have achondroplasia if both the parents have achondroplasia?

(a) Less than 1%

(b) 100%

(c) 50%

(d) 25%

Answer: (c)

9. This the average expected height of a male with achondroplasia

(a) 3 feet 2 inches

(b) 4 feet 9 inches

(c) 4 feet 4 inches

(d) 5 feet

Answer: (c)

10. Which of the following terms should not be used to refer a person who has achondroplasia

(a) Dwarf

(b) Midget

(c) Little person

(d) Person with short stature

Answer: (b)

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