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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2014
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Which one of the following is a critique of the theory of multiple intelligences?
(a) Multiple intelligences are only the ‘talents’ present in intelligence as a whole.
(b) Multiple intelligences enable students to discover their propensities.
(c) It overemphasises practical intelligence.
(d) It cannot be supported by empirical evidence at all.
Ans: (a)
Q2. Which one of the following pairs is least likely to be a correct match?
(a) Children enter in the world with certain knowledge about language - ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2014
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. “Socialisation” means
(a) following social norms strictly
(b) adjusting in society
(c) revolting against social norms
(d) understanding social diversity
Ans: (b)
Q2. “Thought not only determines language, but also precedes it” was an idea put forward by
(a) Jean Piaget
(b) Kohlberg
(c) Vygotsky
(d) Pavlov
Ans: (a)
Q3. Which of the following statements is correct in relation to ‘concept formation’ by a child?
(a) Concepts are emotionally ordered.
(b) There is a set pattern of concept development.
(c) Concepts are not hierarchical in nature.
(d) Concepts are ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2013
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Who advocated the child-centred education?
(a) B.F. Skinner
(b) John Dewey
(c) Eric Erickson
(d) Charles Darwin
Ans: (b)
Q2. While teaching a single-parent child, a teacher should
(a) treat such a child differently
(b) assign lesser home assignments to such a child
(c) provide stable and consistent environment
(d) overlook this fact and treat such a child at par with other children
Ans: (d)
Q3. Acceleration with reference to gifted children means
(a) accelerating the transaction of scholastic activities
(b) speeding up the transaction of co-scholastic ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2013
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Which one of the following is true?
(a) Androgens are female hormones.
(b) Oestrogens are male hormones.
(c) Progesterone is not responsible for high pitched voice of girls.
(d) Both androgens and oestrogens are present in girls and boys at puberty.
Ans: (c)
Q2. Which of the following predicates is most appropriate for including co-scholastic areas in the curriculum?
(a) Co-scholastic activities remove disparity.
(b) Co-scholastic activities alleviate the stress caused by routine teaching.
(c) Physical, social and emotional developments are interrelated.
(d) ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2012
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Environmental factors that shape development include all of the following except
(a) quality of education
(b) physique
(c) quality of nutrition
(d) culture
Ans: (b)
Q2. Seema learns every lesson very quickly but Leena takes a longer time to learn them. It denotes the developmental principle of
(a) continuity
(b) general to specific
(c) individual differences
(d) inter-relationships
Ans: (c)
Q3. Development starts from
(a) the stage of infancy
(b) pre-childhood stage
(c) post-childhood stage
(d) pre-natal stage
Ans: (d)
Q4. Which of the following is predominantly a heredity related factor?
(a) ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2012
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. A creative learner refers to one who is
(a) very talented in drawing and painting
(b) highly intelligent
(c) capable of scoring consistently good marks in tests
(d) good at lateral thinking and problem solving
Ans: (d)
Q2. Individual learners differ from each other in
(a) principles of growth and development
(b) rate of development
(c) sequence of development
(d) general capacity for development
Ans: (b)
Q3. Every learner is unique means that
(a) no two learners are alike in their abilities, interests and talents
(b) learners ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2011
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions (Q. 1–30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. In lower classes, the play way method of teaching is based on the
(a) psychological principles of development and growth
(b) psychological principles of teaching
(c) theory of physical educational programmes
(d) principle of methods of teaching
Ans: (a)
Q2. Of the following, the greatest advantage of interdisciplinary instruction is that
(a) students are less likely to develop a dislike for particular topics or different subject areas
(b) teachers are permitted greater flexibility in planning lessons and activities
(c) students ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2018
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Q3. An effective teacher in a classroom, where students come from diverse backgrounds, would:
(a) ignore cultural knowledge and treat all his students in a uniform manner.
(b) create groups of students with those from the same economic background put together.
(c) push students from deprived backgrounds to work hard so that they can match up with their peers.
(d) A and B
Ans: (d)
Q4. Match the following principles of development with their correct descriptions:
Principle Description
(a) Proximodistal trend
(i) Different children develop at different rates
(b) Cephalocaudal trend
(ii) Head to toe ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2017
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Q3. Which one of the following is a correctly matched pair?
(a) Punishment and obedience orientation—Laws are not fixed, but can be changed for the good of society
(b) Social contract orientation—Physical consequences of an action determine whether it is good or bad
(c) Good boy and good girl orientation—One earns approval by being nice
(d) Imitation
Ans: (c)
Q4. The concept of ‘private speech’ of children as proposed by Vygotsky
(a) illustrates that children are ego-centric
(b) shows that children are stupid and thus need guidance from adults
(c) shows that children ...
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CTET Paper 2 Social Science Previous Year Papers Level-2 (Class VI-VIII) 2016
Part I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Which one of the following statements best summarises the relationship between development and learning as proposed by Vygotsky?
(a) Development is independent of learning.
(b) The development process lags behind the learning process.
(c) Development is synonymous to learning.
(d) Learning and development are parallel processes.
Ans: (b)
Q2. What is a major criticism of Kohlberg’s theory?
(a) Kohlberg proposed a theory without any empirical basis.
(b) Kohlberg proposed that moral reasoning is developmental.
(c) Kohlberg did not account for cultural differences ...
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