Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. A progressive school curriculum planning should be done in a way that :
(a) Boys and Girls have different curricula
(b) Intelligent child should not be allowed to mix with normal children
(c) Children should be given a free hand to choose subjects from a very young ago
(d) It is a flexible and rich curriculum including various co-curricular activities
Ans: (d)

Q2. Which of the following statements is not a feature of the process of learning ?
(a) Educational institutions are the only place where learning takes place
(b) Learning is a comprehensive
(c) Learning is goal oriented
(d) Unlearning is also a learning process
Ans: (a)

Q3. W. Kay (1970) asserted that moral maturity involves :
(a) Altruism and rationality
(b) Autonomy and heteronomy
(c) Punishment and obedience
(d) Social and interpersonal
Ans: (a)

Q4. At which age does a child begin to be an active member of a peer group and tries to be independent of his parents ?
(a) 4-5 years of age (b) 5-8 years of age
(c) 11-12 years of age (d) 15-16 years of age
Ans: (c)

Q5. Which of the following is a social change during adolescence ?
(a) Fear and Shame
(b) Adult-like-behaviour
(c) Restlessness
(d) Imagination
Ans: (b)

Q6. When a test measures an individual’s ability consistently and accurately, then that quality of test is known as _____.
(a) Validity (b) Reliability
(c) Objectivity (d) Focus centered
Ans: (b)

Q7. Which is not a type of curriculum ?
(a) Child centered (b) Experience
(c) Regional (d) Activity centered
Ans: (d)

Q8. Which statistical method is useful when distribution of scores is normal or near to normal ?
(a) Standard deviation
(b) Normal probability curve
(c) Average deviation
(d) Median
Ans: (c)

Q9. What will be the shape of a graph between intellectual development and chronological age from birth to adolescence ?
(a) J-shaped (b) S-shaped
(c) Zigzag (d) Hyperbola shaped
Ans: (b)

Q10. Which scale is widely used in surveys when data are classified by groups or subgroups ?
(a) Ordinal (b) Nominal
(c) Interval (d) Ratio
Ans: (b)

Q11. An empowering school will promote which of the following qualities the most in its teachers ?
(a) Competitive aptitude
(b) Tendency to experiment
(c) Memory
(d) Disciplined nature
Ans: (a)

Q12. Which of the following is not a developmental task of adolescents according to Havighurst ?
(a) Accepting one’s physique
(b) Developing socially acceptable behaviour
(c) Preparing for marriage and family life
(d) Learning sex differences
Ans: (d)

Q13. Who said, “Yoga is the identification of self with divinity” ?
(a) Rabindranath Tagore (b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Sri Aurobinda (d) Patanjali
Ans: (d)

Q14. Teachers of gifted children need some particular qualities. They must :
(a) Be intellectually curious
(b) Do not have variety of interests
(c) Not willing to accept unusual and diverse questions
(d) Not to be systematic
Ans: (a)

Q15. According to RTE-2009, how should children with special needs study ?
(a) In special schools established exclusively for them
(b) At home with their parents and caretakers providing necessary support
(c) In inclusive education setups with provisions to cater to their individual needs
(d) In vocational training centers which would prepare them for life
Ans: (c)

Q16. Backward, dull and retarded children are generally to have an IQ between _____.
(a) 60-70 (b) 70-90
(c) 90-100 (d) 100-120
Ans: (b)

Q17. Which steps could be taken to give emphasis from teaching to learning ?
(a) Focusing on examination results
(b) Adopting child centered pedagogy
(c) Encouraging rote learning
(d) Adopting teacher centered teaching
Ans: (b)

Q18. Which is not a component of core curriculum ?
(a) Duty towards constitution
(b) Study of foreign culture and tradition
(c) Protection of environment
(d) Scientific temper
Ans: (b)

Q19. Which is not a projected teaching aid ?
(a) Slide projector
(b) Blackboard
(c) Overhead projector
(d) Epidoscope
Ans: (b)

Q20. How can the internal consistency be measured ?
(a) Anecdotal Record method
(b) Test-retest method
(c) Split-half method
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

Q21. Which of the following is a characteristics of a learning disabled child ?
(a) Misreads number (‘6’ as ‘9’, ‘3’ as ‘8’)
(b) Reverses letter (‘b’ as ‘d’, ‘p’ as ‘q’)
(c) Add letters (‘want’ as ‘what’, ‘what’ as ‘whart’)
(d) All of the above
Ans: (d)

Q22. Emotion is originated through _____.
(a) Habits
(b) Instincts
(c) Physical development
(d) Formation of concepts
Ans: (b)

Q23. “Growth is the multiplication of cells, as growth in height and weight, while development refers to the change in organism as a whole.” Who said this ?
(a) E.B. Hurlock
(b) Frank
(c) Crow and Crow
(d) Allport
Ans: (c)

Q24. Which of the following is not a principle of constructivist learning ?
(a) Learners construct knowledge for themselves
(b) Learning is a constructivist process
(c) Learning is a social activity
(d) The teacher tries to arrive at a solution of the problem in a classroom
Ans: (d)

Q25. At adolescence, the head of the child is about : (a) 1 th 4 of the body (b) 1 th 8 of the body (c) 1 th 5 of the body (d) 1 th 6 of the body
Ans: (b)

Q26. Signal learning is commonly termed as :
(a) Operant conditioning
(b) Classical conditioning
(c) Chain learning
(d) Verbal associate learning
Ans: (b)

Q27. Vygotsky sees ________ as means for children to plan activities and strategies and therefore aid their development.
(a) Private speech
(b) Public speech
(c) Silent inner speech
(d) Social speech
Ans: (a)

Q28. Piaget proposed ________ stages of cognitive development which reflect the increasing sophistication of children’s thought.
(a) eight (b) six
(c) three (d) four
Ans: (d)

Q29. During ________ stage of Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, the infant is uncertain about the world in which they live, and looks towards their primary caregiver for stability and consistency of care.
(a) Intimacy vs. Isolation
(b) Initiative vs. Guilt
(c) Trust vs. Mistrust
(d) Autonomy vs. Shame
Ans: (c)

Q30. Mind in Society is written by________.
(a) Sigmund Freud
(b) G. Stanley Hall
(c) Jean Piaget
(d) Lev Vygotsky
Ans: (d)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *