Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. The two sciences which have largely dominated education are
(a) Psychology and Sociology
(b) Biology and Psychology
(c) Psychology and Anthropology
(d) Biology and Sociology
Ans: (b)

Q2. Which of the following is not a factor influencing group organization?
(a) Desire for security and recognition
(b) Common age and environment
(c) Common moral standards
(d) None of the above
Ans: (d)

Q3. A common measure for assessing a group structure is
(a) Sociogram
(b) Sociodrama
(c) Group-rating scale
(d) Observation of the group in a natural setting
Ans: (a)

Q4. Who did extensive research on gifted children?
(a) Lewis Terman
(b) Samuel a Kirk
(c) Montessori
(d) Gallagher
Ans: (a)

Q5. John Dewey’s view of education emphasizes
(a) Knowledge as power
(b) Education as a preparation for life
(c) Knowledge for the sake of knowledge
(d) Education as life
Ans: (d)

Q6. According to Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, which of the following statements is true?
(a) Intelligence is not a single entity
(b) Intelligences are interdependent
(c) Different types of intelligence interact and work together
(d) All of the above
Ans: (d)

Q7. When was the National Policy on Persons with Disabilities enacted in India?
(a) 1986 (b) 1968
(c) 2006 (d) 2000
Ans: (c)

Q8. ‘Extinction’ occurs when
(a) A natural response of the organism is not reinforced
(b) A conditioned stimulus is not accompanied by reinforcement
(c) A stimulus is not associated with reward
(d) A conditioned response is not reinforced
Ans: (d)

Q9. The reinforcement schedule that yields lowest performance is
(a) Fixed interval schedule
(b) Fixed ratio schedule
(c) Variable ratio schedule
(d) Variable interval schedule
Ans: (a)

Q10. The phenomenon of ‘Differential Inhibition’ is associated with
(a) Spontaneous recovery
(b) Experimental extinction
(c) Discrimination learning
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

Q11. ‘Survival needs’ motivate the organism to
(a) Avoid a painful experience
(b) To provide for physiological needs
(c) Gain higher status and recognition
(d) Seek pleasure
Ans: (b)

Q12. The one major purpose of administering an IQ test to school going children is
(a) To help a child keep his level of aspiration in line with reality
(b) To keep a record in case the child should need guidance
(c) To help the teacher in making more realistic demands upon the child
(d) To make the parents aware of their child’s limitations.
Ans: (c)

Q13. Two boys have an IQ of 120. It can be concluded that
(a) The boys are equal in their mental age
(b) Parents of both boys are of above-average intelligence
(c) Both boys would be successful in academic performance
(d) None of the above is necessarily true
Ans: (d)

Q14. ‘Brain storming’ technique is essentially used for
(a) Developing general mental ability
(b) Encouraging convergent thinking
(c) Creating interest in activities
(d) Stimulating creativity
Ans: (d)

Q15. Jean Piaget pointedly called his approach to child development as
(a) Evolutionary
(b) Psychodynamic
(c) Genetic Epistemology
(d) Biological
Ans: (c)

Q16. Which of the following adjectives best describes good discipline?
(a) Consistent (b) Development
(c) Corrective (d) Preventive
Ans: (b)

Q17. An adolescent’s attempt to emancipate himself from parental control and supervision
(a) Is oriented towards obtaining complete personal independence
(b) Generally evolves from rebelliousness arising out of poor parent -child relationship
(c) Is to attain freedom and enjoy his social relationships
(d) Is generally symptomatic of the normal course of growing up
Ans: (d)

Q18. The quote ‘child is father of the man’ reflects the emphasis of which of the following?
(a) Carl G. Jung (b) Sigmund Freud
(c) Eysenck (d) G.W. Allport
Ans: (b)

Q19. Who is the author of the book ‘mind in society’?
(a) Piaget (b) kohlberg
(c) Vygotsky (d) Bandura
Ans: (c)

Q20. Who wrote the book ‘ The moral judgment of the child’?
(a) Jean Piaget (b) Lawrence Kohlberg
(c) Erikson (d) Hoffman
Ans: (a)

Q21. Intelligence is usually defined by using a………..definition
(a) Subjective (b) Operational
(c) Mathematical (d) Physiological
Ans: (b)

Q22. Wilhelm Wundt established the first psychology laboratory in the university of
(a) California (b) Michigan
(c) Leipzig (d) Harvard
Ans: (c)

Q23. A period during which little conscious thought is applied to a problem may be a period of
(a) Preparation
(b) Incubation
(c) Illumination
(d) Verification
Ans: (b)

Q24. Which of the following aspects was not stressed by Gestalt psychology?
(a) The whole
(b) Configuration
(c) Field of operation
(d) Conscious experience
Ans: (c)

Q25. If Jean Piaget was grading an examination you attempted, he would be most interested in
(a) Whether you have written your answers correctly
(b) What your opinion about examination is
(c) How you derived your answers
(d) Whether you studied well before examination
Ans: (c)

Q26. In developmental terminology, Phenylketonuria (PKU) refers to
(a) Down’s syndrome
(b) A hereditary enzyme deficiency
(c) Microcephaly
(d) Cretinism
Ans: (b)

Q27. The upper part of a baby develops earlier than the lower part is termed as
(a) Proximodistal
(b) Cephalocaudal
(c) General to specific
(d) Corticodistal
Ans: (b)

Q28. A child from economically weaker section is admitted to your class in a private school where other children are not from the same category. As a teacher you will:
(a) Keep the child in class and sensitize other children about their needs
(b) Ask the child to join school that has children from economically weaker sections only
(c) Suggest the child to take up vocational course
(d) Have no role to play in child’s adjustment in the classroom
Ans: (a)

Q29. Which of the following is NOT an example of gross motor skill:
(a) Threading of beads in a string
(b) Running a race
(c) Climbing stairs
(d) Hopping on one leg
Ans: (a)

Q30. Three students with dyslexia are admitted to your class. As a teacher you will:
(a) Ask them to be in a special class meant for children with special needs
(b) Request the principal to give you an assistant teacher
(c) Sensitize other children about their needs and learn techniques to teach them
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

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