Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Which answer best describes creative thinking?
(a) Product of Convergent thinking
(b) Product of Divergent thinking
(c) Product of Reasoning
(d) Product of metacognitive thoughts
Ans: (b)

Q2. The organization NCSE, set up to improve the delivery of education services through inclusive education, stands for:
(a) National Council for Special Education
(b) National Council for School Education
(c) National Council for Social Education
(d) National Committee for Science Education
Ans: (a)

Q3. Select the term used by Albert Bandura to refer to the overall process of social learning:
(a) Conditioning (b) Self-Efficacy
(c) Reinforcement (d) Modelling
Ans: (d)

Q4. Select the fourth stage in Gagne’s hierarchy of learning:
(a) Chaining
(b) Multiple discrimination
(c) Principle learning
(d) Verbal association
Ans: (d)

Q5. What is most important for a teacher?
(a) To maintain discipline in class
(b) To be punctual in class
(c) To remove the difficulties students
(d) To be a good orator
Ans: (c)

Q6. Which of the following is not’ a characteristic of adolescence?
(a) Risk-taking behaviour
(b) Hero-worshipping
(c) Emotional stability
(d) Day-dreaming
Ans: (c)

Q7. Which of the following is an important tenet of behaviourism?
(a) Psychology is the science of stimulus and response
(b) Learning is construction of knowledge
(c) All individual has self- actualisation tendency
(d) Childhood experiences are the basis of one’s personality
Ans: (c)

Q8. If a student frequently gets low academic grades much below than his potential level, to can be considered as an/a:
(a) Underachiever (b) Gifted
(c) Mentally retarded (d) Slow learner
Ans: (a)

Q9. Cultural expectations for male and female behaviours are called
(a) gender roles
(b) gender bias
(c) gender sensitivity
(d) gender discrimination
Ans: (a)

Q10. Which sense is least active in a newborn baby?
(a) Auditory (b) Visual
(c) Tactile (d) Gustatory
Ans: (b)

Q11. Which of the following is not a defense mechanism?
(a) Reception (b) Repression
(c) Reaction formation (d) Rationalisation
Ans: (a)

Q12. Which of the following is not a contribution of Jerome S. Bruner?
(a) Discovery learning
(b) Spiral curriculum
(c) Advance organizer model
(d) Concept attainment model
Ans: (c)

Q13. Which of the following statements is not correct regarding creativity?
(a) Creativity is the product of divergent thinking
(b) Creativity is the production of something new
(c) Creativity is not universal
(d) Creativity requires freedom of thought
Ans: (c)

Q14. Who among the following developed a stage theory of cognitive development?
(a) Jerome S. Bruner (b) Jean Piaget
(c) Lev Vygotsky (d) David Ausubel-
Ans: (b)

Q15. Over learning is a strategy for enhancing:
(a) Memory (b) Interest
(c) Aptitude (d) Forgetting
Ans: (a)

Q16. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a constructivist teacher?
(a) Mentor (b) Facilitator
(c) Authoritarian (d) Democratic leader
Ans: (c)

Q17. Getting information out of memory is called:
(a) Retrieval (b) Encoding
(c) Storage (d) Decoding
Ans: (a)

Q18. The best evidence of the professional status of teaching is the …..
(a) Ability to conduct workshops
(b) Membership of a teaching organization
(c) Enforcement of high standards
(d) Fixing of salary schedule
Ans: (a)

Q19. In which of the following areas do deaf children tend to show relative inferiority to normal children?
(a) Intellectual development
(b) Language development
(c) Acquisition of knowledge
(d) Emotional development
Ans: (b)

Q20. A teacher who promotes creativity in her classroom must encourage……
(a) closed ended questions
(b) Open-ended questions
(c) teacher talk
(d) direct instruction
Ans: (b)

Q21. A type of observation in which the observer becomes the part of the group which wants to observe?
(a) Participant Observation
(b) Non-Participant Observation
(c) Controlled Observation
(d) Natural Observation
Ans: (a)

Q22. Which of the following is a contribution of Howard Gardner?
(a) Multifactor theory of intelligence
(b) Two-factor theory of intelligence
(c) Multi-dimensional theory of intelligence
(d) Theory of multiple intelligences
Ans: (d)

Q23. Which is not a product of learning?
(a) Attitudes
(b) Knowledge
(c) Maturation
(d) Skills
Ans: (c)

Q24. Which of the following can best be used to predict the achievement of a student?
(a) Intelligence test (b) Interest inventory
(c) Attitude test (d) Personality test
Ans: (a)

Q25. ‘Programmed instruction’ is and educational implication of:
(a) Classical conditioning
(b) Operant conditioning
(c) Insight learning
(d) Cognitive Learning
Ans: (b)

Q26. Which of the following is not a characteristic of gifted children?
(a) High achievement motivation
(b) Persistence
(c) Low achievement
(d) Above average intelligence
Ans: (c)

Q27. A child whose mental age is much lower than his chronological age can be considered as:
(a) Intellectually superior
(b) Intellectually average
(c) Intellectually subnormal
(d) Intellectually normal
Ans: (c)

Q28. A heuristic is:
(a) a flash of insight
(b) a way of making decision
(c) a mental set
(d) a guiding principle used in problem solving
Ans: (d)

Q29. Right to Education covers children between the age group:
(a) 6 – 18 years (b) 6 – 14 years
(c) 6 – 15 years (d) 6 – 17 years
Ans: (b)

Q30. Effective teaching is mainly dependent upon:
(a) Teacher’s communication skills
(b) Teacher’s interest in teaching
(c) Teacher’s attitude towards teaching
(d) Student’s level of intelligence
Ans: (d)

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