|Child Development and Pedagogy MCQ Question|
Directions (Q. 1-30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. In lower classes, the play way method of teaching is based on the
(a) Psychological principles of development and growth
(b) Psychological principles of teaching
(c) Theory of physical educational programmes
(d) Principle of methods of teaching
Q2. Of the following, the greatest advantage of interdisciplinary instruction is that
(a) Students are less likely to develop a dislike for particular topics or different subject areas
(b) Teachers are permitted greater flexibility in planning lessons and activities
(c) Students are given opportunities to generalise and apply newly learned knowledge in multiple contexts
(d) Teachers are less likely to feel overwhelmed by the multiplicity of topics needed to be addressed in a traditional curriculum
Q3. Which of the following is appropriate for the classroom environment to be conducive to thinking and learning in children?
(a) Passive listening for long periods of time
(b) Home assignments are given frequently
(c) Individual tasks are done by learners
(d) Allowing students to make some decisions about what to learn and how to learn
Q4. The term ‘disabled children refer to
(a) All children with sensory, physical impairments
(b) All children with emotional difficulties and intellectual impairments
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Either (a) or (b)
Q5. The following are critical views about the ‘theory of multiple intelligences‘ except
(a) It is not research-based
(b) Different bits of intelligence demand different methods for different students
(c) Gifted students usually excel in a single domain
(d) It lacks empirical support
Q6. Giftedness is due to
(a) Genetic makeup
(b) Environmental motivation
(c) Combination of (a) and (b)
(d) Psychosocial factors
Q7. Deductive reasoning involves
(a) Reasoning from general to particular
(b) Reasoning from particular to general
(c) Active Construction and reconstruction of knowledge
(d) Methods including enquiry learning and heuristics
Q8. The school-based assessment is primarily based on the principle that
(a) Teachers know their learner’s capabilities better than external examiners
(b) Students should get high grades at all costs
(c) Schools are more efficient than external bodies of examination
(d) Assessment should be very economical
Q9. Which one of the following is not a suitable formative assessment task?
(c) Ranking the students
(d) Open-ended questions
Q10. The class teacher observed Raghav in her class playing melodious self-composed music on his keyboard. She thought that Raghav seemed to be high in ________ intelligence.
Q11. Schools while dealing with poverty-stricken children must
(a) Attach greater importance to curricular activities by segregating them for better attention
(b) Expect them to possess high standards of behaviour
(c) Have a zero tolerance of excuses for not attending schools regularly
(d) Provide students appropriate training to develop skills to strengthen their self-esteem
Q12. While selecting materials for the portfolio of students, ________ of ______ should be there.
(a) Exclusion; students
(b) Inclusion; other teachers
(c) Inclusion; students
(d) Inclusion; parents
Q13. The following are the steps in the process of problem-solving except
(a) Identification of a problem
(b) Breaking down the problem into smaller parts
(c) Exploring possible strategies
(d) Anticipating outcomes
Q14. Critical pedagogy firmly believes that
(a) Learners need reason independently
(b) What children learn out of school is irrelevant
(c) The experiences and perceptions of learners are important
(d) Teachers should always lead the classroom instruction
Q15. Child-centred education involves
(a) Learning in a restricted environment
(b) Activities that do not include play
(c) Hands-on activities for kids
(d) Children sitting in a corner
Q16. Which of the following examples depicts the first sub-stage (from birth till 1-month old) of the sensorimotor stage of child development?
(a) A child wants a toy to play with that is lying inside the blanket and thus removes the blanket for getting that toy.
(b) The grasping and sucking reflexes combine into one where an infant combines gripping and sucking an object.
(c) A child shakes a rattle in different ways to see how the sound changes.
(d) A grasping reflex causes an infant to grip anything placed in his/her hands.
Q17. Given below are some statements about boys and girls. According to you, which one of these is true?
(a) Boys should help with household chores.
(b) All boys should be taught science and girls, home science.
(c) Girls should help with household chores.
(d) Boys should help in activities outside the home.
Q18. At which stage of Piaget’s cognitive development does a child learn to solve mathematical problems by using blocks, fingers, etc.?
(a) Formal operational stage
(b) Sensorimotor stage
(c) Preoperational stage
(d) Concrete operational stage
Q19. ________ is considered a sign of motivated teaching.
(a) Questioning by students
(b) Pin-drop silence in the class
(c) Maximum attendance in the class
(d) Remedial work given by the teacher
Q20. Which of the following is the correct order of the stages of cognitive development given by Piaget?
(a) Sensorimotor stage, preoperational stage, concrete operational stage, formal operational stage
(b) Concrete operational stage, formal operational stage, the sensorimotor stage, preoperational stage
(c) Formal operational stage, the sensorimotor stage, preoperational stage, concrete operational stage
(d) Sensorimotor stage, formal operational stage, preoperational stage, concrete operational stage
Q21. Which of the following Articles of the Constitution has been affected after notification of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009?
(a) Article 51
(b) Article 46
(c) Article 22
(d) Article 20
Q22. Concept maps are more likely to increase understanding of new concepts by
(a) Transferring knowledge between content areas
(b) Focusing attention on specific details
(c) Prioritising academic content for study
(d) Increasing ability to organise information logically
Q23. ______ creates a base for all future socialisation of a child.
(a) Primary socialisation
(b) Secondary socialisation
(c) Anticipatory socialisation
Q24. The theory of multiple intelligences cannot be legitimised as it
(a) is not possible to measure different bits of intelligence as there are no specific tests
(b) Does not place equal importance on all seven bits of intelligence
(c) is based only on sound empirical studies done by Abraham Maslow throughout his life
(d) is not compatible with general intelligence ‘g, which is most important
Q25. A teacher, after preparing a question paper, checks whether the questions test specific testing objectives. He is concerned primarily about the question papers
(a) Content coverage
(b) Typology of questions
Q26. In middle childhood, speech is more _______ than ____ rather
(a) animistic; socialised
(b) mature; immature
(c) egocentric; socialised
(d) socialised; egocentric
Q27. Individual differences of students in a classroom are
(a) Disadvantageous as teachers need to control a diverse classroom
(b) Detrimental as they lead to student-student conflicts
(c) Inexpedient as they reduce the speed of the curriculum transaction to the level of the slowest student
(d) Advantageous as they lead teachers to explore a wider pool of cognitive structures
Q28. According to the theory of social learning by Albert Bandura, which one of the following is true?
(a) Play is essential and should be given priority in the school.
(b) Modelling is a principal way for children to learn.
(c) An unresolved crisis can harm a child.
(d) Cognitive development is independent of social development.
Q29. To be an effective teacher, it is important to
(a) Focus on individual learning rather than group activity
(b) Avoid disruption caused by the questioning of students
(c) Be in touch with each and every child
(d) Emphasise dictating answers from the book
Q30. _______ is the medium of social contact and cultural transmission.