Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Which theory proposes the four major stages of cognitive development?
(a) Piaget’s theory of social development
(b) Vygotsky’s theory of social development
(c) Kohlberg’s theory of cognitive development
(d) Bandura’s theory of social learning
Ans: (a)

Q2. Which of the following activities is associated with spatial intelligence?
(a) Verbal persuation
(b) Assembling a complex appliance
(c) Developing and testing hypothesis
(d) Sensing when to be tactful
Ans: (b)

Q3. Which motivational technique will be more useful for slow learners?
(a) Award & appreciation
(b) Punishment
(c) Condemnation
(d) Challenge
Ans: (a)

Q4. Which of the following is not a characteristic of gifted children?
(a) They learn more quickly and independently than most students of their own age
(b) They often have well-developed vocabulary, as well as advanced reading and writing skills
(c) They do not hold themselves to higher than usual standards of achievement
(d) They are very motivated, especially on their tasks that are challenging or difficult
Ans: (c)

Q5. Which of the following is not a special feature of teaching skills?
(a) Teaching skills are related to actions or behaviours of teachers
(b) Teaching skills provide assistance and ease to students in learning
(c) Teaching skills are related to all units of classroom teaching behaviour
(d) Teaching skills are helpful in achieving the specific educational objectives
Ans: (c)

Q6. Which of the following statements does not define the nature of teaching exactly?
(a) Teaching is interaction
(b) Teaching is both an art as well as science
(c) Teaching is a developmental process
(d) Teaching is useful for the teacher only
Ans: (d)

Q7. Which of the following statements clearly defines learning?
(a) Learning is both process and product
(b) Learning is a continuous process
(c) Learning is a process of change in behaviour
(d) All the above
Ans: (d)

Q8. Which of the following is not a teaching method?
(a) Question-answer method
(b) Interview method
(c) Brain storming method
(d) Discovery method
Ans: (b)

Q9. Which of the following are the maxims of teaching?
1. From known to unknown
2. From concrete to abstract
3. From easy to difficult
4. From whole to part
(a) (1) and (3)
(b) (1) and (4)
(c) (2), (3), (4)
(d) All the above
Ans: (d)

Q10. Which of the following factors affect personality?
(i) Physical or hereditary determinants (ii) Psychological determinants (iii) Environmental determinants (iv) Experimental determinants
(a) (i) & (ii)
(b) (i), (ii) & (iii)
(c) (i), (iii) & (iv)
(d) (ii), (iv)
Ans: (b)

Q11. The knowledge of educational psychology is necessary for a teacher because it :
(a) Provides knowledge about new teaching techniques
(b) Helps to solve all types of educational problems successfully
(c) Helps the teacher to learn new evaluation techniques
(d) Helps the teacher to know himself
Ans: (b)

Q12. Which of the following is true for the processes of growth and development?
(a) Both are natural processes
(b) Growth is natural while development needs external intervention
(c) If growth is satisfactory, development follows
(d) Both the processes go together without any external intervention
Ans: (b)

Q13. In the context of the role of heredity and environment in personality development, which of the following is true?
(a) Good heredity can make up for poor environment
(b) Heredity and environment have euqal contribution
(c) Poor environment can suppress good heredity
(d) Good environment can make up for poor heredity
Ans: (c)

Q14. Who among the following described the intellectual development as age related development?
(a) Jerome S. Bruner
(b) Jean Piaget
(c) David Ausubel
(d) Hilda Taba
Ans: (b)

Q15. Children could learn to be aggressive simply by observing an adult behaviour aggressively. This point of view is held by :
(a) Cattel
(b) Allport
(c) Dollard and Miller
(d) Bandura and his associates
Ans: (d)

Q16. Which one of the following is not a stage in Kohlberg’s theory of moral development?
(a) Sensory- motor
(b) Pre-conventional
(c) Conventional
(d) Post-conventional
Ans: (a)

Q17. A student was solving the mathematical problems and got puzzled with one. After devoting sometime in thinking about the solution he suddenly got a clue and solved the problem. It is learning through :
(a) Operant conditioning
(b) Classical conditioning
(c) Insight
(d) Hierarchical Approach
Ans: (c)

Q18. Differences in ‘learning styles’ among learners may be attributed to :
(a) Socialisation process of learner
(b) Thinking strategies adopted by the learner
(c) Economic conditions of the family
(d) Parenting of the child
Ans: (b)

Q19. Which is not the characteristic of a good mental health?
(a) Balanced, integrative & Harmonious development
(b) Acceptance of reality
(c) Boasting
(d) Regular life
Ans: (c)

Q20. Which one of the following is most appropriate to develop higher order cognitive skills?
(a) Lecture demonstration
(b) Role play
(c) Discussion session
(d) Inquiry learning
Ans: (d)

Q21. One of the most important ways of fostering problem solving on the part of students is :
(a) To stimulate the formation of critical attitude
(b) To emphasize problems that are real to them
(c) To provide them with formal reasoning techniques
(d) To refuse to give or to accept answers
Ans: (c)

Q22. Curriculum means :
(a) All the experiences which students get in school
(b) Subjects that are transferred by the faculty
(c) Syllabus prescribed for the course
(d) Class experiences, sports and games
Ans: (a)

Q23. NIVH is related to :
(a) Visually handicapped
(b) Orthopaedically handicapped
(c) Hearing impaired
(d) Mentally impaired
Ans: (a)

Q24. Pre-lingual deafness occurs :
(a) Before acquisition of language
(b) After acquisition of language
(c) From birth
(d) None of the above
Ans: (a)

Q25. Which space of classroom arrangement is most effective for hearing impaired?
(a) Circular
(b) Semi-circular
(c) Rectangular
(d) Square shape
Ans: (b)

Q26. Which is not a learning characteristic of mentally retarded person :
(a) Slow learning
(b) Quick for getting short memory
(c) Imitation learning
(d) Ability to generalize
Ans: (d)

Q27. Aim of integrated education for visually impaired is :
(a) Social integration
(b) Social recognition
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

Q28. A child tells many titles of a story. He has the ability of :
(a) Ideational fluency
(b) Expressional fluency
(c) Associative fluency
(d) Word fluency
Ans: (a)

Q29. Dysphasia is :
(a) Inability to write
(b) Inability to read
(c) Inability to calculate
(d) Language abnormality
Ans: (d)

Q30. ‘Cognition’ is the process of knowing which does not include :
(a) Thinking
(b) Understanding
(c) Boasting
(d) Problem solving
Ans: (c)

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