Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Which of the following theories identifies four stages of child’s intellectual development (sensory motor; pre–operational, concrete operational & formal operational) ?
(a) Erikson’s theory of Psycho–social development
(b) Freud’s theory of Psycho–sexual development
(c) Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
(d) Kohlberg’s theory of moral development
Ans: (c)

Q2. Which of the following is NOT the benefit of integrating student–centered learning into the curriculum?
(a) Strengthens students motivation
(b) Promotes peer communication
(c) Builds student–teacher relationships
(d) Hinders discovery/active learning
Ans: (d)

Q3. Which one of theories of intelligence advocates the presence of general intelligence ‘g’ and specific intelligence‘s’?
(a) Anarchic theory
(b) Guilford’s theory of intellect
(c) Spearman’s two factor theory
(d) Vernon’s hierarchical theory
Ans: (c)

Q4. Images’ concepts, symbols & signs, language, muscle activities and brain functions are involved in:
(a) Adaptation (b) Motor development
(c) Problem solving (d) Thinking process
Ans: (d)

Q5. Which of the following is NOT an element of learning event?
(a) Learner (b) Internal conditions
(c) Stimulus (d) Teacher
Ans: (d)

Q6. Which of the following theories view that behavior could be shaped through successive approximation and reinforcement of responses more nearly approaching desired behaviour?
(a) Classical conditioning
(b) Instrumental conditioning
(c) Operant conditioning
(d) Social learning
Ans: (c)

Q7. A process by which a parent assumes that his child’s traits are all positive because one trait is positive is termed as:
(a) Halo effect (b) Hawthorne effect
(c) Law of effect (d) Reverse hallo effect
Ans: (a)

Q8. Ramesh and Ankit have the same IQ of 120. Ramesh is two years younger than Ankit. If Ankit is 12 years old, then the mental age of Ramesh is:
(a) 9 years (b) 10 years
(c) 12 years (d) 14 years
Ans: (c)

Q9. Which of the following is NOT an example of discrete variable ?
(a) Age (b) Gender
(c) Marital status (d) Place of residence
Ans: (a)

Q10. An appropriate form of assessing student’s performance in practicals is:
(a) Interview (b) Observation
(c) Questionnaire (d) Written test
Ans: (b)

Q11. The types of evaluation which is used to monitor learning progress during instruction is called as :
(a) Diagnostic evaluation
(b) Formative evaluation
(c) Placement evaluation
(d) Summative evaluation
Ans: (b)

Q12. Which one of the following is the better item of essay type of question?
(a) Discuss Newton’s law of motion
(b) Explain each of Newton’s three of Motion
(c) What are Newton’s laws of motion?
(d) Write note on Newton’s laws of motion
Ans: (b)

Q13. Special needs education is the type of education:
(a) Given to very special people
(b) Given to persons with disabilities
(c) Provided to intelligent people
(d) Established by colonial masters
Ans: (b)

Q14. Which one of the following cues does NOT indicate visual problems in the children ?
(a) Difficulty in following direction
(b) Frowning
(c) Stumbling
(d) Unable to estimate distance
Ans: (a)

Q15. Children with speech impairment can be assisted by :
(a) Encouraging them to express thoughts in the classroom
(b) Helping him/her to pronounce correct sounds
(c) Helping him/her to hear his/her spoken errors
(d) Referral to specialist for complete evaluation
Ans: (a)

Q16. The gifted child :
(a) Learns rapidly and easily
(b) Retrains what he/she heard or read without much rote drill
(c) Reasons thing out
(d) All the above
Ans: (d)

Q17. Show learners whose educational attainment falls below their natural abilities are labeled as :
(a) Backward
(b) Gifted
(c) Juvenile delinquent
(d) Mentally retarded
Ans: (a)

Q18. When delivering an effective lecture in classroom, a teacher:
(a) Establishes an eye contact
(b) Employs meaningful gestures
(c) Stands stationary at lecture stand
(d) Varies pitch and tone
Ans: (b)

Q19. An example of media that transports learners to remote by means of visualized reports is :
(a) Educational television
(b) Educational broadcasts
(c) Overhead projector
(d) Telephone
Ans: (a)

Q20. Communication with students means :
(a) Asking them to do a task
(b) Exchange of ideas
(c) Giving them directions
(d) Informing them of your ideas
Ans: (b)

Q21. The first stage in the learning of a skill is:
(a) Precision (b) Manipulation
(c) Coordination (d) Imitation
Ans: (d)

Q22. Which of the following is NOT an example of a concrete concept?
(a) Ability (b) Chair
(c) Force (d) Motion
Ans: (a)

Q23. The reading technique that would be employed to locate terms and references in an index or thesaurus is:
(a) Key–reading (b) Re–reading
(c) Scanning (d) Skimming
Ans: (c)

Q24. Motivation begins with needs exists in all of us. The need, that the student would tend to fulfill first pertains to :
(a) Esteem
(b) Physiological
(c) Social
(d) Self actualization
Ans: (b)

Q25. For introducing topic in classroom, what activity should a teacher do first ?
(a) Explain the rationale
(b) Informs the objectives
(c) Tell topic orally
(d) Write topic on chalkboard
Ans: (a)

Q26. Which one of the following is an example of reinforcement ?
(a) No ‘Lata’ The answer is not 45
(b) Kamla, can’t you help Keerti with her answer
(c) Oh no, as usual, you are wrong
(d) Suniti, you have said rightly
Ans: (d)

Q27. Self study habit can be developed in children by :
(a) Citing examples of great people
(b) Giving lecture on self-study
(c) Giving your own example
(d) Making new literature available
Ans: (d)

Q28. Which of the following factors affect the physical development of children ?
(a) Geographical Environment
(b) Nutritious Food
(c) Endocrine Glands
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)

Q29. Dysgraphia is a :
(a) Reading disability
(b) Writing disability
(c) Mathematical disability
(d) Expressive disability
Ans: (b)

Q30. The stage of obedience for avoiding punishment is included in which level of morality in Kohlberg’s theory of moral development ?
(a) Pre-conventional Morality
(b) Conventional Morality
(c) Post-conventional Morality
(d) None of these
Ans: (a)

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