Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Arrange the following components of teaching process in order:
I. Selection of the subject matter II. Evaluation III. Feedback IV. Formulating Objectives
V. Teaching
Ans: (c)

Q2. Which of the following statements is correct about Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development?
(a) The sequence of the stages can vary according to the cultural context of children.
(b) Piaget argues that instead of progressing through stages, cognitive development is continuous.
(c) Piaget has proposed five distinct stages of cognitive development.
(d) The stages are invariant which means no stage can be skipped.
Ans: (d)

Q3. According to Lev Vygotsky
(a) Children learn language through a language acquisition drive
(b) Interaction with adults and peers does not influence language development (Exam: 2018)
(c) Language development changes the nature of human thought
(d) Culture plays a very small role in language development
Ans: (c)

Q4. According to Right To Education Act, 2009, children with special needs should study
(a) In vocational training centers which would prepare them for life skills
(b) At home with their parents and caregivers providing necessary support
(c) In special schools created exclusively for them
(d) In inclusive education set up with provisions to cater their individual needs
Ans: (d)

Q5. An effective teacher in classroom, where students come from diverse background would:
(a) Create groups of students with those from the same economic background put together
(b) Push students from deprived backgrounds to work hard so that they can match up with their peers
(c) Focus on their cultural knowledge to address individual differences among the group
(d) Ignore cultural knowledge and treat all his students in a uniform manner
Ans: (c)

Q6. According to Piaget’s cognitive development theory,’ A cohesive, repeatable active sequence possessing component actions that are tightly interconnected and governed by a core meaning is referred as which of the following?
(a) Schema (b) Operation
(c) Stage (d) Egocentrism
Ans: (a)

Q7. ‘Conventional Morality’ is a stage, which comes in which of the following theory?
(a) Cognitive development theory
(b) Moral development theory
(c) Theory of Instruction
(d) Trial and error theory
Ans: (b)

Q8. Which theory is based on the principle that learner constructs new ideas or concepts based upon existing knowledge?
(a) Social constructivism
(b) Cognitive constructivism
(c) Radical constructivism
(d) Spiral constructivism
Ans: (b)

Q9. Which of the following is the characteristics of ‘self-awareness’ in the model of emotional intelligence?
(a) Know how to control impulses
(b) Know your own emotional strategies and weaknesses
(c) Able to set small steps to achieve large goals
(d) Able to get along with others
Ans: (b)

Q10. Who gave the concept of extroversion and introversion of trait theory of personality?
(a) Carl Jung (b) B.F. Skinner
(c) Albert Bandura (d) Crow and Crow
Ans: (a)

Q11. Which of the following refers to gender division?
(a) The hierarchical unequal roles assigned to boy and girl by society
(b) Biological differences between boy and girl
(c) The ratio of male child and female child
(d) The division between male students and female
Ans: (a)

Q12. Recall type test and recognition type test are the types of
(a) Essay type test
(b) Short answer type test
(c) Objective type test
(d) Very short answer type test
Ans: (c)

Q13. What is the full form of ‘ICIDH’?
(a) Indian classification of impairment, disabilities and handicaps
(b) Indian classification for impairment, disabilities and handicaps
(c) International classification for impairment, disabilities and handicaps
(d) International classification of impairment, disabilities and handicaps
Ans: (d)

Q14. The concept ‘ Identity versus role confusion’ happens in
(a) Early childhood stage (b) Adolescent stage
(c) Childhood (d) Middle childhood
Ans: (b)

Q15. The right sequence of major stage of cognitive growth as proposed by Jerome Bruner are
(a) Symbolic, Iconic, Enactive
(b) Iconic, Symbolic, Enactive
(c) Enactive, Iconic, Symbolic
(d) Symbolic, Enactive, Iconic
Ans: (c)

Q16. Who said that, ” if a child will not learn before he is capable to learn, then why bother; and if a child will learn automatically after he has the capability to learn, then why bother”?
(a) Jerome Bruner (b) Howard Gardner
(c) Lev Vygotsky (d) Jean Piaget
Ans: (a)

Q17. Which of the following theories, identifies four stages of child’s intellectual development i.e. sensory motor; pre-operational, concrete operational and formal operational?
(a) Erickson’s theory of psycho-social development
(b) Freud theory of psycho-sexual development
(c) Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
(d) Kohlberg’s theory of moral development
Ans: (c)

Q18. You have a mixed class of boys and girls. Which method you adopt to improve cooperation between them?
(a) Asking parents to discuss equality
(b) Making boys and girls share a bench
(c) Setting tasks which have to be done together
(d) Talking about equality in lessons
Ans: (c)

Q19. Which makes an adolescent revolt against authority?
(a) He thinks that he is mature enough
(b) His want for recognition and independence of thoughts and action
(c) He thinks he is intelligent enough
(d) He believes that he does not need any advice
Ans: (b)

Q20. “Education doesn’t bring about social change, rather the social change results into an educational change” whose view was this?
(a) Auguste Comte (b) Emile Durkheim
(c) Herbert Spencer (d) Karl Marx
Ans: (b)

Q21. Observational learning consists of
I. Attention and retention II. Attention and reinforcement III. Production processes and motivation IV. Reinforcement and motivation
(a) II and IV only (b) I and III only
(c) III and IV only (d) I and II only
Ans: (b)

Q22. Suppose you get a Punjabi medium student who has learnt Hindi. He is given five sentences to be translated from Punjabi to Hindi. As an evaluator, which aspect would you try to evaluate in him?
(a) Application (b) Knowledge
(c) Synthesis (d) Understanding
Ans: (d)

Q23. The slogan of ‘learning without burden’ was given by
(a) Adielshiah Committee
(b) Ishwer Bhai Patel Committee
(c) Mathur Committee
(d) Yashpal Committee
Ans: (d)

Q24. In summative evaluation, which of the following modes is used?
(a) Assignment
(b) Group work
(c) Classroom discussion
(d) Annual Examination
Ans: (d)

Q25. Which of the following is the most appropriate form of assessing the ‘Affective domain’ of the students?
(a) Interview (b) Observation
(c) Questionnaire (d) Written test
Ans: (b)

Q26. Pranav seems to be overloaded with energy. He bounces on his seat and frequently interrupts others. It is difficult for him to focus and listen to his teachers. He is more likely to belong to which of the following categories?
(a) An emotionally disturbed child
(b) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
(c) Attention spectrum disorder (ASD)
(d) Dyspraxia
Ans: (b)

Q27. ZPD stands for
(a) Zone for proximal development
(b) Zone with proximal development
(c) Zone with proximal development
(d) Zone for proximate development
Ans: (b)

Q28. Learning the rule of turn taking in a conversation refers to:
(a) Meta-linguistics
(b) Syntax
(c) Vocabulary and meaning
(d) Pragmatics
Ans: (d)

Q29. A least restrictive classroom environment is one in which:
(a) There is no furniture in order to allow for Piagetian exploration and active learning
(b) Children can set their own disciplinary norms and are not restricted by teachers instructions
(c) Education for children with special needs takes place facilitating learning
(d) Children with varying abilities, styles and from different socio-economic backgrounds study together.
Ans: (c)

Q30. The term ‘authentic assessment’ refers to:
(a) To process of assessing students abilities to apply skills in real life contexts.
(b) Correction of each assignment by three teachers so that accurate marks are given to the student
(c) Assessing in an environment of collaboration between student and teacher.
(d) Looking at the performance of students in real life contexts after finishing school
Ans: (a)

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