|Child Development and Pedagogy MCQ Question|
Directions (Q. 1-30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. The term ‘curriculum‘ in the field of education refers to the
(a) Evaluation process
(b) text-material to be used in the class
(c) Methods of teaching and the content to be taught
(d) Overall programme of the school which students experience on a day-to-day basis
Q2. Which of the following cognitive verbs are used to analyse the given information?
Q3. _________ is one of the best methods to study the growth and development of the child.
(a) Psychoanalytic method
(b) Comparative method
(c) Developmental method
(d) Statistical method
Q4. The inner force that stimulates and compels a behavioural response and provides specific direction to that response is
Q5. Which one of the following provides information about the roles and behaviours that are acceptable in a group, during the early childhood period?
(a) Teachers and peers
(b) Peers and parents
(c) Parents and siblings
(d) Parents and teachers
Q6. Which of the following are features of progressive education?
(a) Instructions based solely on prescribed textbooks
(b) Emphasis on scoring good marks in the examination
(c) Frequent tests and examinations
(d) Flexible timetable and seating arrangement
Q7. Children have the potential to create knowledge and make meaning. From this perspective, the role of a teacher is that of a
(d) Communicator and lecturer
Q8. A teacher can make problem-solving fun for students by doing all the following except
(a) Giving time for free play
(b) Providing endless opportunities
(c) Expecting perfection from students while they are trying to do things by themselves
(d) Providing open-ended materials
Q9. Formative assessment may be a
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Either (a) or (b)
Q10. A teacher should
(a) Treat errors committed by students as blunders and take serious note of each error
(b) Measure success as the number of times students avoid making mistakes
(c) Not correct students while they are trying to communicate ideas
(d) Focus more on lecturing and provide a foundation for knowledge
Q11. Fourteen-year-old Devika is attempting to develop herself as a separate, self-governing individual. She is developing
(a) Hatred for rules
(c) Teenage arrogance
Q12. A teacher should make an attempt to understand the potentialities of his students. Which of the following fields is related to this objective?
(a) Media Psychology
(b) Educational Psychology
(c) Educational Sociology
(d) Social Philosophy
Q13. Inclusive education assumes that we should change the_ to fit the
Q14. As per the opinion about childhood,
(a) Children perform in the same manner as adults
(b) Children can be treated as young adults
(c) It is basically a waiting period
(d) It is a period of rapid growth and transformation
Q15. Which of the following is an objective question?
(a) Short answer question
(b) Open-ended question
(c) True or false
(d) Essay type question
Q16. Which one of the following is the wrong statement?
(a) Each phase of development has problems.
(b) Development is not related to stimulation.
(c) Development is affected by cultural changes.
(d) Each phase of development has its own characteristics.
Q17. ‘Equal Educational Opportunity‘ implies that
(a) Students should receive equal education irrespective of caste, creed, colour, region and religion
(b) Students should be allowed to prove their capability after receiving equal education
(c) Students should be provided education by using the same methods and materials without any distinction
(d) Students should be provided with an education that is most appropriate for their future life.
Q18. Who advocated the concept of child-centred education?
(a) Charles Darwin
(b) Eric Erickson
(c) B.F. Skinner
(d) John Dewey
Q19. Which one of the following is not correct for the progressive model of socialisation of children?
(a) Children accept what they are offered by the school irrespective of their social background.
(b) There should be a place for democracy in the classroom.
(c) Socialisation is the adoption of social norms.
(d) There is active participation in the group work and learning of social skills.
Q20. A teacher considers boys better in mathematics than girls. It shows that the teacher is
Q21. In order to instil a positive environment in a primary class, a teacher should
(a) Wish each child in the morning
(b) Not discriminate and set the same goal for every child
(c) Allow children to make groups on their own on the basis of stoichiometry during group activities
(d) Narrate stories with positive endings
Q22. When children learn a concept and use it, practice helps in reducing the errors committed by them. This idea was given by
(a) E. L. Thorndike
(b) Jean Piaget
(c) JB Watson
(d) Lev Vygotsky
Q23. The teacher notices that Pushpa cannot solve a problem on her own. However, she does so in the presence of an adult or with peer guidance. This guidance is called
(a) Pre-operational thinking
(b) Zone of proximal development
Q24. Inclusive education
(a) Celebrates diversity in the classroom
(b) Encourages strict admission procedures
(c) Includes indoctrination of facts
(d) Includes teachers from marginalised groups
Q25. In the context of progressive education, which of the following statements is true according to John Dewey?
(a) There should be no place for democracy in a classroom.
(b) Students should be able to solve social problems themselves.
(c) Curiosity does not belong to the inherent nature of students, rather it has to be cultivated.
(d) Students should be observed and not heard in the classroom.
Q26. Which of the following skills is associated with emotional intelligence?
(b) Motor processing
Q27. Which learning focuses on the student’s needs, interests and learning styles?
Q28. Seema is desperate to score an A+ grade in an examination. As she enters the examination hall and the examination begins, she becomes extremely nervous. Her feet go cold, her heart starts pounding and she is unable to answer properly. The primary reason for this is that
(a) She may not be very confident about her preparation
(b) She may be thinking excessively about the result of this examination
(c) The invigilator on duty maybe her class teacher and who is strict in nature
(d) She may not be able to deal with a sudden emotional outburst
Q29. A disorder related to language comprehension is
Q30. According to Piaget, at which of the following stages does a child begin to think logically about abstract propositions?
(a) Sensorimotor stage (birth-2 years)
(b) Pre-operational stage (2-7 years)
(c) Concrete operational stage (7-11 years)
(d) Formal operational stage (11 years and up)