Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Which of the following statements is not true?
(a) “Heredity is the transmission of traits from parents to offspring.”
(b) “Development is the product of the interaction of the organism and its environment.”
(c) “Heredity is the sublimation of inborn individual traits.”
(d) “Heredity is the transmission from parents to offsprings of physical and mental characteristic.”
Ans: (c)

Q2. Laws of Association are
(a) Law of Similarity (b) Law of Contrast
(c) Law of Contiguity (d) All the above
Ans: (d)

Q3. According to Gates, “_____ is modification of behavior through experience.”
(a) Motivation (b) Adjustment
(c) Learning (d) Thinking
Ans: (c)

Q4. What is called the tendency of self love?
(a) Self centered tendency
(b) Egoistic tendency
(c) Tendency of Narcissism
(d) Tendency of Hypnotism
Ans: (c)

Q5. Intelligence is transmitted in future generations. The function of ____ is to create conductive situations for the development of this innate ability.
(a) the locality (b) the season
(c) the environment (d) the climate
Ans: (c)

Q6. The measure representing the total frequency distribution is called_____
(a) measure of reliable variation
(b) measure of central tendency
(c) measure of representative correlation
(d) measure of representative cumulative percentage
Ans: (b)

Q7. Which of the following characteristic is not true in reference to intrinsically motivated children?
(a) They like challenging tasks.
(b) They are always successful.
(c) They feel joy during the work.
(d) They express high level energy in difficult tasks.
Ans: (b)

Q8. “Child is a book which the teacher has to learn from page to page.” Who has stated the above?
(a) Plato (b) Aristotle
(c) Rousseau (d) Ross
Ans: (b)

Q9. Who has central place in Education according to Child Psychology?
(a) The Child (b) The Teacher
(c) The Guardian (d) The Administrator
Ans: (a)

Q10. Which one of the following method has a process of reasoning from general to specific?
(a) Inductive (b) Deductive
(c) Both above (d) None of these (Exam Date: 23.02.2014)
Ans: (b)

Q11. What is the principal psychological characteristic of childhood?
(a) Dependence on others
(b) Feeling of gregariousness
(c) Religious feeling
(d) Lack of tendency of limitation
Ans: (b)

Q12. How is intensity of emotions expressed during adolescence period?
(a) Adverse family relations
(b) Problem of occupation
(c) Adjustment with new situation
(d) All above
Ans: (d)

Q13. The children whose intelligence quotient (I.Q.) is above 140 will be categorized in category of
(a) Moron (b) Dull
(c) Average (d) Genius
Ans: (d)

Q14. “Creativity is a metal process to express the original outcomes.” Who stated the above statement?
(a) Crow and Crow (b) James Drever
(c) Ross (d) Skinner
Ans: (a)

Q15. The principle of ‘trial and error’ is propounded by
(a) Thorndike (b) McDougall
(c) Kohler (d) Pavlov
Ans: (a)

Q16. What should not be used in order to eliminate ‘plateaus of learning’?
(a) The learner should be motivated and encouraged.
(b) The good methodology of learning should be adapted.
(c) He should be punished.
(d) The causes of it should be studied.
Ans: (c)

Q17. Initially the rate of learning increases and later on it decreases gradually, that curve is called
(a) Convex curve
(b) Concave curve
(c) Combination type of curve
(d) There is no curve
Ans: (a)

Q18. What is the meaning of individual differences?
(a) Differences in the physique of two individuals.
(b) Any two individual are not equal and similar in respect of physique, mental ability and emotional status.
(c) Any two individual are equal and similar in respect of physique and metal ability.
(d) None of the above
Ans: (b)

Q19. The main objective of the mental hygiene is____
(a) to protect the mental health of the child
(b) to remove maladjustment
(c) Both above
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

Q20. The following are the marks obtained by seven students: 40, 38, 36, 50, 51, 54, 23 Median of the above will be
(a) 36 (b) 50
(c) 40 (d) 23
Ans: (c)

Q21. Interest has a relationship with
(a) Ability (b) Attention
(c) Both above (d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

Q22. Application of knowledge, skill or subject learned, in other situations is known as
(a) Motivation (b) Transfer of learning
(c) Frustration (d) Worry
Ans: (b)

Q23. Which of the following is the first step in the process of conditioning ?
(a) Stimulus (b) Frequency
(c) Generalization (d) None of the above
Ans: (a)

Q24. “Memory is the direct use of what is learned.” Who stated the above statement?
(a) McDougall (b) Woodworth
(c) Ross (d) Drever
Ans: (b)

Q25. Which of the following condition(s) is/are not the internal condition(s) of attracting attention?
(a) Position of the stimulus
(b) Need
(c) One-above
(d) Both the above-one and two
Ans: (a)

Q26. Emotion is originated through_____.
(a) habits
(b) instincts
(c) physical development
(d) formation of concepts
Ans: (b)

Q27. _____ word is also often used for motivation.
(a) Emotion
(b) Need
(c) Feeling
(d) Perception
Ans: (b)

Q28. For the development or formation of concept in the student, the teacher should
(a) Follow simple to complex method of teaching.
(b) Provide opportunity to the student for ample experience.
(c) Provide opportunity to the student for transfer of formed concepts.
(d) Follow all the above activities.
Ans: (d)

Q29. “Thinking is metal activity in its cognitive aspect.” Whose definition of thinking is this one?
(a) Warren
(b) Ross
(c) Valentine
(d) Skinner
Ans: (b)

Q30. For the development of imagination
(a) Sense organs should be trained.
(b) Story should be narrated.
(c) Attention should be paid on the development of creative tendencies.
(d) All the above activities should be carried out.
Ans: (d)

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