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Lesson 2 Review

Comprehension Check

Type short answers to the following questions in the spaces provided. Then, click on “Read the answer” to check your answer. If you do not understand some of the questions, review the lesson and listen to the presentation again.

  1. For how many hours per day do babies commonly watch television?

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    Two hours

  2. For how many hours per day are children under the age of two usually awake?

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    Twelve hours

  3. According to the host, for what percentage of their waking hours do many babies watch television?

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    Up to twenty percent

  4. On what subject is Dr. Amelia Ross an expert?

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    Infant and child development

  5. Douglas Rennison is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of what kind of company?

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    A company that makes DVDs for babies

  6. According to Douglas, what do his DVDs do for babies?

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    The DVDs stimulate the intellectual development of babies

  7. How much money did the CEO's company make last year selling the DVDs?

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    Two hundred million dollars

  8. Why do so many parents buy the DVDs?

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    Parents know that the first two years of life are crucial to development, so they want to buy things that will help their babies be as intelligent as possible.

  9. According to Douglas, what two skills are improved as a result of the stimulation of the left and right sides of the brain?

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    Learning and problem solving

  10. What proof does Douglas offer to show that babies love to watch his DVDs?

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    He says that babies can't take their eyes off of his shows and that they pay attention throughout the whole show.

  11. What is Dr. Amelia Ross' opinion of the DVDs?

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    They should be against the law.

  12. According to Amelia, what kind of problem are babies who watch TV likely to have later in life?

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    Problems paying attention

  13. What happens to a baby who watches TV for three hours every day?

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    The baby's chance of having problems paying attention in school increases thirty percent.

  14. According to Amelia, why do babies pay so much attention to babies' television shows?

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    They HAVE to pay attention to new sounds and images. They have no choice.