Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Which of the following is an example of learning?
(a) Greeting the teacher by folding hands
(b) Salivation on seeing the tasty food
(c) Climbing, running and throwing between 3 to 5 years
(d) All of these
Ans: (a)

Q2. Which of the following is least important in the process of thinking?
(a) Pictures (b) Signs and symbols
(c) Muscular activities (d) Language
Ans: (c)

Q3. The behaviour showing intrapersonal intelligence is
(a) Detecting another’s underlying intentions and desires
(b) Reading another’s mood
(c) Discriminating among such similar emotions as sadness and regret
(d) Using knowledge of others to influence their thoughts and behaviours
Ans: (c)

Q4. Which of the following strategies or implications is against the spirit of promoting gender equity keeping in mind gender differences?
(a) Tell students that they can be successful in stereotypical subject area
(b) Assume that both genders have similar potential for developing physical and motor skills especially during the elementary school years
(c) Provide support to boys in developing self confidence in their ability to control the world and solve problems
(d) Teach both genders less aggressive and prosocial ways of interacting with each other
Ans: (c)

Q5. A teacher can understand community based individual difference within any group by paying attention to
(a) Eye contact
(b) Intelligence
(c) Language and expression
(d) Homework
Ans: (c)

Q6. For nurturing creativity, a teacher should keep his students
(a) Task focused
(b) Goal focused
(c) Task focused and goal focused
(d) Reward focused
Ans: (a)

Q7. Which of the following is not a characteristic of socially disadvantaged students ?
(a) Experience child care practices that do not prepare them effectively for school
(b) Does not receive regular health care
(c) Are not exposed to a wide variety of experiences
(d) Are not motivated to do well in school
Ans: (b)

Q8. Action research is different from basic research because
(a) It is conducted by teachers, educational managers and administrators
(b) It is conducted by researchers who have no relationship with school
(c) It is based on standard tools
(d) It is based upon samples
Ans: (a)

Q9. In the action research, action
(a) Hypotheses are formulated on the basis of the causes of problems
(b) Hypotheses are formulated on the basis of some rationale
(c) Hypotheses are formulated so that they can be statistically verified
(d) Hypotheses are not formulated
Ans: (a)

Q10. In National Curriculum Framework 2005, multi-lingualism is advocated to be used as a resource because
(a) It is a way of ensuring that every child feels safe
(b) no one is left behind on account of linguistic background
(c) It will encourage children to believe in themselves
(d) all of these
Ans: (d)

Q11. Which of the following is not appropriate to understand science at upper primary stage ?
(a) Observing things and recording observations
(b) Plotting graphs
(c) Hands on experience
(d) Learn the subject through abstraction
Ans: (d)

Q12. Which of the following statements do not agree with multigrade teaching ?
(a) One teacher manages more than one class at a time
(b) Flexible sitting arrangement
(c) Interaction between and within grades
(d) Students to be similar in terms of age and ability
Ans: (d)

Q13. In the cognitive development heredity establishes
(a) The basic nature of physical structure such as brain
(b) The development of physical structure
(c) The existence of reflexes
(d) All of these
Ans: (a)

Q14. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The teacher who believes that development is due to nature then for him providing experiences is of no value
(b) Early experience are important and teacher’s interventions are also important
(c) No teacher can help children in recovering from early negative events
(d) Development in terms of behavioural changes is caused by environmental influences
Ans: (c)

Q15. Which of the following characteristics distinguishes maturation from learning ?
(a) It is a natural process
(b) It is dependent on practice
(c) It is dependent on motives
(d) It is a lifelong process
Ans: (a)

Q16. Which of the following statements is incorrect about development ?
(a) The development pattern has certain predictable characteristics
(b) The goal of development is the achievement of hereditary potential
(c) The areas of development are free from potential hazards
(d) Early development is more critical than later development
Ans: (c)

Q17. Gang belonging leads to improved socialization in late childhood. Which of the following statements is contrary to it ?
(a) Learns to be independent of adults
(b) Learns to carry out responsibilities
(c) Learns to be loyal to group
(d) Quarrels over most trivial matters and picks fight with gang members
Ans: (d)

Q18. In summative evaluation the purpose is to
(a) find out how well a student has performed over time and at a variety of tasks
(b) facilitate learning and not to assign grades
(c) discover such a student who is having a difficulty in keeping with the rest of the students
(d) know the progress to the next unit of instruction
Ans: (a)

Q19. Raju was afraid of rabbit. At first the rabbit was placed at a distance but gradually on each successive day, the distance between Raju and the rabbit was reduced. The rabbit was finally placed in his lap and he started playing with it. This experiment is an example of
(a) Trial and error learning theory
(b) Classical conditioning
(c) Operant conditioning
(d) All of these
Ans: (b)

Q20. The extrovert student differs from introvert student in which of the following characteristics?
(a) Strong feelings, likes and dislikes
(b) Expresses feeling externally instead of suffering internally
(c) Absorbs in his own intellectual pursuits
(d) Better in writing than speaking
Ans: (b)

Q21. Which of the following statements is not true about intelligence ?
(a) It is the mental capacity of an individual
(b) It helps in adaptation
(c) It is judged in terms of the quality of behaviour
(d) It is permanent and unchanging characteristic
Ans: (d)

Q22. A balanced personality is one in which
(a) Balance is established between Id and Superego
(b) Balance is established between Id and Ego
(c) Balance is established between Ego and Super-ego
(d) Strong ego is maintained
Ans: (d)

Q23. Which of the following strategies will work for mentally retarded children ?
(a) Explain tasks concretely
(b) Encourage students to set goals
(c) Provide opportunities for self-study
(d) Seek outside resources for help
Ans: (a)

Q24. Dance, drama & art are used for
(a) Development of specific traits
(b) Moulding personality
(c) An outlet for blocked and intolerable drives
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)

Q25. Difficulty in learning to read, spell & calculate, normal intelligence and good adaptive functions are the characteristics of
(a) Slow learners
(b) Normal/average learners
(c) Mentally retarded
(d) Learning disabled children
Ans: (d)

Q26. Difficulty in making the difference between f and u sound : for letters m and n is a learning difficulty related to
(a) Attention (b) Memory
(c) Perception (d) All of these
Ans: (c)

Q27. According to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 teachers cannot be deployed for
(a) Decennial population census
(b) Disaster relief duties
(c) Duties relating to elections
(d) Pulse polio programme
Ans: (d)

Q28. Which of the following statements is not true about the effect of malnutrition?
(a) It affects the brain cells in the later years of life
(b) It affects the child’s learning abilities
(c) The children tend to be depressed and nervous
(d) It affects growth in height
Ans: (a)

Q29. Which of the following is not an outward expression during puberty?
(a) Rebellion against authority
(b) Restlessness
(c) Assertion of independence
(d) Prefer sedentary play to the active play
Ans: (d)

Q30. Which of the following statements is not in agreements with the development of middle school children?
(a) The social behaviour is increasingly influenced by peer group norms
(b) Most children do not grow rapidly during this period
(c) Self-efficacy becomes an important influence on intellectual and social behaviour
(d) Most of the students are typically selfcentered.
Ans: (b)

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