Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Which of the following is not among the four determinants of intellectual growth stated by Piaget?
(a) Social transmission (b) Experience
(c) Equilibration (d) None of these
Ans: (a)

Q2. Which of the following is a better strategy for teaching children with special needs?
(a) Discussion in the classroom involving maximum number of students
(b) Demonstration by teacher involving students
(c) Cooperative learning and peer tutoring
(d) Ability grouping for teaching
Ans: (c)

Q3. Ability of knowing the meaning of problem, weaknesses and gaps related to environment is a characteristic of :
(a) Gifted children (b) Average children
(c) Creative children (d) None of them
Ans: (c)

Q4. A college girl developed the habit of dropping the coat on the floor. Mother asked the girl to get out o the room and hand up the coat on the peg. Te girl centers house, keeps coat on, approaches closet, hand up the coat on the peg. It is an example of :
(a) Chain learning
(b) Stimulus Response learning
(c) Concept learning
(d) all of these
Ans: (a)

Q5. Extrinsic motivation may include
I. Praise & Blame II. Rivalry III. Rewards & Punishment IV. Knowledge of results Of these :
(a) I and III (b) I, II and III
(c) Only II (d) all of these
Ans: (d)

Q6. A process in which an individual learns new responses by observing the behaviour of another rather than through direct experience is known as :
(a) Social learning (b) Conditioning
(c) Experimental learning (d) Incidental learning
Ans: (a)

Q7. The symptom of learning disability is :
(a) tendency to escape
(b) restless, energetic and destructive
(c) disorders of attention
(d) lack of motivation
Ans: (c)

Q8. The personal factor(s) which affect learning is/are :
(a) Mass media (b) Peer group
(c) Teachers (d) Maturation and age
Ans: (d)

Q9. A cricket player develops the skill of bowling, but it does not affect his skill of batting. It is known as :
(a) positive transfer to training
(b) negative transfer of training
(c) zero transfer of training
(d) none of these
Ans: (c)

Q10. Which of the following statements best shows the mental health of a person?
(a) Full expression, harmonization & goal direction
(b) Lack of mental disorders
(c) Free of personality disorders
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)

Q11. Though number of psychologists like Freud, Piaget explain personality development in terms of stages but only Piaget talked of :
(a) Developmental stages which are determined by the environment
(b) Restricted effects of stages to early infant experience only
(c) Cognitive transformation to explain stages
(d) none of these
Ans: (c)

Q12. Guilford has given the term ‘convergent thinking’ as equivalent to :
(a) Intelligence
(b) Creativity
(c) Intelligence and creativity
(d) none of these
Ans: (a)

Q13. Which statement is not true about interest?
(a) Interests are innate and acquired
(b) Interests change with time
(c) Interests are not related to capacities and aptitude
(d) Interests are not reflection of attraction and aversion in behaviour
Ans: (d)

Q14. The attitude is :
(a) an emotionalized tendency organised through experience to react positively or negatively towards a psychological object
(b) a characteristic that is symptomatic to the individual’s ability to acquire with some specified training, some knowledge or skill in a given field
(c) a potential ability of an individual of a specialized kind
(d) none of these
Ans: (a)

Q15. In personality as well as intelligence heredity plays :
(a) a nominal role (b) a great role
(c) unpredictable role (d) fascinating role
Ans: (a)

Q16. Which of the following is the storehouse of our unfulfilled desires ?
(a) Id (b) Ego
(c) Superego (d) Id & Ego
Ans: (a)

Q17. Defence mechanism helps us a lot in dealing with :
(a) violence (b) stress
(c) fatigue (d) strangers
Ans: (b)

Q18. Which of the following will serve as a most satisfying defence mechanism for the physically handicapped individual ?
(a) Identification (b) Rationalization
(c) Fantasy (d) None of these
Ans: (c)

Q19. Children’s Apperception Test was designed for children between ages 3 and 10. The CAT cards substitute :
(a) non-living objects for living objects
(b) animals for people
(c) females for males
(d) children for adults
Ans: (b)

Q20. In order to nurture creativity, a teacher should take help of which of the following methods?
(a) Brainstorming (b) Lecture method
(c) Audio-visual aids (d) All of these
Ans: (a)

Q21. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
(a) Need is not a physiological stage of deprivation
(b) Drive is a psychological consequence of a need
(c) Need and drive are parallel but not identical
(d) Instincts are innate biological force
Ans: (a)

Q22. Right to Education Act, 2009 specifies the minimum number of working hours per week for the teacher as :
(a) forty hours (b) forty-five hours
(c) fifty hours (d) fifty-five hours
Ans: (a)

Q23. Right to Education Act, 2009 states that a teacher shall perform which of the following duties ?
(a) Maintain regularity and punctually in attending school
(b) Conduct & complete the curriculum
(c) Complete entire curriculum in a specified time
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)

Q24. National curriculum Framework, 2005 suggests some activities to promote peace education. Which one of the following is enlisted in the curriculum framework?
(a) Organise programmes to promote an attitude of respect and responsibility towards women
(b) Teach moral education
(c) Teach peace education as a separate subject
(d) Integrate peace education in the curriculum
Ans: (a)

Q25. National curriculum framework, 2005 talks of major shifts from :
(a) knowledge as given and fixed as it evolves and is created educational focus to disciplinary focus
(b) educational focus to disciplinary focus
(c) learner centric to teacher centric
(d) none of these
Ans: (a)

Q26. The objective of action research is to :
(a) gain new knowledge
(b) develop the science of behaviour in educational situations
(c) modify the educational practices in school and classroom
(d) all of these
Ans: (c)

Q27. In the National Curriculum Framework, 2005 under the heading ‘Examination Reforms’ which of the following reforms has been suggested?
(a) Open book exams
(b) Continuous and comprehensive evaluation
(c) Group work evaluation
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)

Q28. ‘Gender Bias’ refers to:
(a) Responding equally to male and female students in using technology
(b) Responding differently to male and female students without having sound educational reasons
(c) Responding differently to male and female students on the basis of sound educational reasons
(d) Responding equally to male and female students on all educational issues
Ans: (b)

Q29. An individual who has a ‘specific learning disability’ has:
(a) A disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes
(b) Difficulty in learning
(c) Problems not due to visual and hearing impairment
(d) All of the above
Ans: (d)

Q30. “For individuals to be motivated to satisfy selfactualization needs, deficiency needs to be satisfied first. “ Who stated this?
(a) Piaget (b) Allport
(c) Maslow (d) Bruner
Ans: (c)

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