Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. The nature and nurture debates refer to
(a) Genetic and Environment
(b) Behaviour and Environment
(c) Environment and Biology
(d) Environment and Upbringing
Ans: (a)

Q2. I.Q. of a talented child is
(a) 130 (b) 140
(c) 55 (d) 120
Ans: (b)

Q3. Schools should cater for individual differences to
(a) Make individual students feel exclusive.
(b) Narrow the gap between individual students.
(c) Not to assess the abilities and performance of students.
(d) Understand why students are able or unable to learn.
Ans: (d)

Q4. A child of 16 years age, scores 75 in I.Q. test. His mental age will be _____ years.
(a) 8 (b) 14
(c) 15 (d) 12
Ans: (d)

Q5. Each person’s work is a reflection of certain abilities, in performing any particular task, a person selects some of his mental abilities as a model. This principle was given by
(a) Thorndike (b) Thurstone
(c) Gilford (d) Thomson
Ans: (d)

Q6. Which of the following is projective technique of personally measurement?
(a) Rating scale (b) Observation
(c) Interview
(d) Thematic Apperception Test
Ans: (d)

Q7. Creativity is usually associated with
(a) Hyperactivity (b) Low comprehension
(c) Convergent thinking (d) Divergent thinking
Ans: (d)

Q8. Which of the following condition promotes adjustment?
(a) Acute anxiety
(b) Obsessive thought of guilt
(c) Fear of illness
(d) Free from neurotic fears and anxiety
Ans: (d)

Q9. Signs of gifted child are :
(i) Novelty in expression (ii) Curiosity (iii) Talkativeness (iv) Hyper-activeness
(a) (i) and (iv) (b) (i) and (ii)
(c) (ii) and (iv) (d) (iii) and (iv)
Ans: (b)

Q10. Who gave the formula of I.Q. written below? Intelligence Quotient= Mental age ×100 Chronological age
(a) William Stern (b) Terman
(c) Binet (d) Galton
Ans: (a,)

Q11. Ravi’s intelligence test indicates that he is in category average to above-average of intelligence. However, his grades in reading, spelling, social science and science are very low. His Math’s grades are quite high and writing skills are adequate. Ravi most likely has
(a) Dyscalculia (Maths Disorder)
(b) Dysgraphia (Writing Disorder)
(c) Dyslexia (Reading Disorder)
(d) Dysphasia (Language Disorder)
Ans: (c)

Q12. “Learning is a process of progressive behaviour adaptation.” This statement was given by which educationist?
(a) Skinner (b) Woodworth
(c) Crow and Crow (d) Gates and others
Ans: (a)

Q13. Srishti is the student of class two. She was taught basic mathematics by the teacher. Next day while shopping she pointed out the mistake in total done by shopkeeper. Which type of learning is this?
(a) Negative transfer (b) Positive transfer
(c) Bilateral transfer (d) Zero transfer
Ans: (b)

Q14. Two opposite desires present in an individual at the same time is called
(a) Conflict (b) Frustration
(c) Anxiety (d) Pressure
Ans: (a)

Q15. Which of the following theory is also known as theory of reinforcement?
(a) Operant conditioning theory
(b) Stimulus response theory
(c) Classical conditioning theory
(d) Theory of insight
Ans: (a)

Q16. Choose the example that illustrates intrinsic motivation.
(a) Vandana is working hard to score well in exams as she wants a gift from her parents.
(b) Urmila is completing her homework so that she can watch TV after completing her homework.
(c) Ila is reading books so that she can secure first rank in District and her school get fame at District level.
(d) Megha is exploring various resources for her project because she loves learning new things.
Ans: (d)

Q17. Who among the following has not propounded the learning theory?
(a) Thorndike (b) Skinner
(c) Kohler (d) B.S. Bloom
Ans: (d)

Q18. Repeatedly asking children to engage in learning activities either to avoid punishment or to gain a reward will
(a) Decrease extrinsic motivation
(b) Increase intrinsic motivation
(c) Would encourage children to focus on mastery rather than performance goals.
(d) Decrease children’s natural interest and curiosity involved in learning.
Ans: (d)

Q19. According to RTE Act, 2009 working hours per week for teachers are
(a) 40 hours (b) 42 hours
(c) 45 hours (d) 48 hours
Ans: (c)

Q20. Which among the following is different from the characteristics of a Good test?
(a) Reliability (b) Validity
(c) Objectivity (d) Aptitude
Ans: (d)

Q21. Which of the following is most important in learner centered curriculum?
(a) Teacher (b) Child
(c) Contents (d) Environment
Ans: (b)

Q22. A Reflective teacher creates classroom situations for students to
(a) Listening the lecture
(b) Taking notes from the lecture of the teacher
(c) Maintaining classroom discipline.
(d) Promoting interaction between students and the teacher.
Ans: (d)

Q23. Action research means.
(a) A longitude research
(b) An applied research
(c) A research initiated to solve an immediate problem.
(d) A research with social-economic objective.
Ans: (c)

Q24. According to NCF 2005, the role of a teacher has to be
(a) Permissive (b) Facilitator
(c) Authoritative (d) Dictatorial
Ans: (b)

Q25. The purpose of evaluation is
(a) To label children as slow learner and gifted children.
(b) To identify children who need remedial measures.
(c) To diagnose learning difficulties and problem areas.
(d) To provide feedback on the extent to which we have been successful in imparting education for a productive life.
Ans: (d)

Q26. Match the following Principles of Development with their correct description. Name of Principle Description of of Development Principle
(1) Proximodistal trend (a) Head to Toe Sequence
(2) Cephalo-caudal trend (b) Different children develop at different rates
(3) Inter-individual (c) In a single child, Differences the rate of development can vary from one domain of development to the other
(4) Intra-individual (d) Growth from the Differences Centre of body to outwards
(1) (2) (3) (4)
(a) (d) (a) (b) (c)
(b) (a) (b) (c) (d)
(c) (c) (d) (b) (a)
(d) (d) (b) (a) (c)
Ans: (a)

Q27. Development proceeds from ____ to _____.
(a) General – Specific
(b) Complex – Hard
(c) Specific – General
(d) Simple – Easy
Ans: (a)

Q28. A group creativity method for solving specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously id known as –
(a) Brain storming strategy
(b) Mastery learning strategy
(c) Problem solving strategy
(d) Heuristic strategy
Ans: (a)

Q29. Which process in NOT directly related to role of motivation in classroom learning?
(a) Knowledge of progress and result
(b) Interpersonal adjustment
(c) Praise and criticism
(d) Level of aspiration
Ans: (b)

Q30. Concept Mapping in education was introduced by whom?
(a) Cark Jung (b) Martin E. Seligman
(c) Noam J. Chomsky (d) Joseph D. Novak
Ans: (d)

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