Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Which theory laid the foundation for behaviorism?
(a) Functionalism (b) Gestalt
(c) Connectionism (d) Structuralism
Ans: (c)

Q2. Vygotsky’s work serves as foundation for researchers in_____.
(a) cognitive development
(b) pedagogical skills
(c) emotional intelligence
(d) reflective practices
Ans: (a)

Q3. Which of the following is the most appropriate approach for conceptual learning?
(a) Deep learning approach
(b) Surface learning approach
(c) Strategic learning approach
(d) Memory learning approach
Ans: (a)

Q4. On what is based the need for teaching philosophy of education?
(a) All pupils are not alike
(b) Different systems of education found I different countries
(c) Different philosophies expressed different points of view on every aspect of education
(d) Different ways of teaching-learning
Ans: (c)

Q5. OCD does not affect which of the following cognitive constructions?
(a) Believes about inflated responsibility
(b) Underestimation of personal ability
(c) Intolerance of uncertainly
(d) Control of thoughts
Ans: (d)

Q6. Emotional development is part of_____.
(a) Motor development
(b) Cognitive development
(c) Psychosocial development
(d) Sensory development
Ans: (c)

Q7. A child has been bullied in the bus every day on the way to school. Now, when he hears the sound of any bus approaching, he begins to panic. What principle of learning explains this behaviour?
(a) Reinforcement
(b) Punishment
(c) Stimulus generalization
(d) Stimulus discrimination
Ans: (c)

Q8. A child is motivated to jump from the first floor window to the ground because it gives her a thrill. What motivation theory best describes this kind of motivation?
(a) Arousal theory (b) Incentive theory
(c) Drive theory (d) Instinct theory
Ans: (a)

Q9. Which of the following sentence is TRUE in the context of guidance and counseling in school?
(a) Talking about my problems, in counseling or otherwise, isn’t going to help.
(b) Counselling takes only one sitting to be effective.
(c) Helps in working through personal problems that may affect academics or relationships.
(d) Students get counseling only because there is a counselor in school.
Ans: (c)

Q10. Which of the following provides excellent resources to explore?
(a) LCD projector
(b) Internet
(c) Interactive smart board
(d) Language Lab
Ans: (b)

Q11. Which memory is connected with episodes and events?
(a) Long-term (b) Episodic
(c) Semantic (d) Short-term
Ans: (b)

Q12. The type of personality called ‘Asthenic’ was introduced by
(a) Freud (b) Sheldon
(c) Kretschmer (d) Jung
Ans: (c)

Q13. The 3 primary laws of Thorndike’s theory are:
(a) law of readiness, law of exercise, law of effect
(b) law of intensity, law of analogy, law of assimilation
(c) law of action, law of experience, law of result
(d) law of use, law of practice, law of disuse
Ans: (a)

Q14. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) has
(a) Above 400 items (b) Above 500 items
(c) Below 500 items (d) Below 300 items
Ans: (b)

Q15. In which of Piaget’s substages of sensorimotor stage to children repeat pleasurable actions that first occurred by chance?
(a) Primary circular reactions
(b) Secondary circular reactions
(c) Use of reflexes
(d) Mental combinations
Ans: (a)

Q16. What have the children developed when they are aware of their own mental processes?
(a) Metalinguistic abilities
(b) Metacognition
(c) Meta-awareness
(d) Metamorphosis
Ans: (b)

Q17. What is the smallest unit I the writing system?
(a) Nouns (b) Verbs
(c) Phonemes (d) Graphemes
Ans: (d)

Q18. What cognitive principle does a child possess when she understands that the amount of clay in a 2cm ball remains the same whether the ball is flattened or made into a stick?
(a) Conservation (b) Volume
(c) Hypothesis (d) Irreversibility
Ans: (a)

Q19. What are the characteristics of scientific inquiry?
(a) All of the above
(b) Learners engages in scientifically oriented questions only
(c) Learner gives priority to evidence only
(d) Learner formulates explanation from evidence only
Ans: (a)

Q20. Children who come from homes with good parent-child relationships tend to be____.
(a) Intolerant of others
(b) Impulsive
(c) Possess weak intellectual control
(d) Successful in social participation
Ans: (d)

Q21. Kohler’s insightful learning proved that learning is____.
(a) an autonomous random activity
(b) an event of trial an error
(c) a new perception of the total situation
(d) a connection between stimulus and response
Ans: (c)

Q22. Vygotsky places considerably more emphasis on _____ factors contributing to cognitive development.
(a) Personal (b) Social
(c) Emotional (d) Cognitive
Ans: (b)

Q23. According to Piaget, what method of processing information helps in the creation of schemas?
(a) Questioning (b) Motivation
(c) Deliberation (d) Accommodation
Ans: (d)

Q24. Maslow’s five-stage model is in the shape of a
(a) Pyramid (b) Square
(c) Rectangle (d) Circle
Ans: (a)

Q25. Ankit cheats on his exams and ends up failing in his final assessment. This can be attributed to his.
(a) Lack of parental involvement
(b) Poor reading comprehension
(c) Lack of self-esteem
(d) Dependence on other
Ans: (d)

Q26. According to the ____ theory, men and women are different and unchangeable due to their intrinsic differences between the sexes.
(a) Social constructionism
(b) Intersectionality
(c) Gender Essentialism
(d) Gender performativity
Ans: (c)

Q27. The learning style that is greatly associated with activity is:
(a) Visual (b) Verbal
(c) Kinesthetic (d) Auditory
Ans: (c)

Q28. Which of the following is not true constructive teaching approaches?
(a) It allows the teacher to focus on important and relevant information.
(b) Students learn to value the opinions of each other.
(c) It helps to customize the curriculum to each student
(d) Discussions on the thoughts and ideas of a student are used.
Ans: (c)

Q29. Erikson, a follower of Freud’s, synthesized both Freud’s and his own theories to create ____ stages of human development, which span from birth to death.
(a) Ethological
(b) Epistemological
(c) Psychosocial
(d) Conventional
Ans: (c)

Q30. Children should start developing cognitive abilities before they can experience
(a) Fear
(b) Embarrassment
(c) Anger
(d) Disgust
Ans: (b)

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