|Child Development and Pedagogy MCQ Questions|
Directions (Q. 1-30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. The stage at which a child begins to think logically about objects and events is known as
(a) Preoperational stage
(b) Concrete operational stage
(c) Sensorimotor stage
(d) Formal operational stage
Q2. Which one of the following is an example of fine motor skills?
Q3. A teacher is trying to counsel a child who is not performing well after an accident. Which one of the following is most appropriate about counselling in schools?
(a) It is about palliative measures for making people comfortable.
(b) It builds the self-confidence of people by letting them explore their own thoughts.
(c) It is about giving the best possible advice to students about their future career options.
(d) It can be done only by professional experts.
Q4. A PT teacher wants his students to improve fielding in the game of cricket. Which one of the following strategies will best help his students achieve that goal?
(a) Tell the students how important it is for them to learn in the field.
(b) Explain the logic behind good fielding and the rate of success.
(c) Demonstrate fielding while the students observe.
(d) Give the students a lot of practice in fielding.
Q5. Who developed the first intelligence test?
(a) David Wechsler
(b) Alfred Binet
(c) Charles Edward Spearman
(5) Robert Sternberg
Q6. In Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory, which level signifies the absence of morality in the true sense?
(a) Level IV
(b) Level I
(c) Level II
(d) Level III
Q7. According to Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, the sensorimotor stage is associated with
(a) Imitation, memory and mental representation
(b) Ability to solve problems in logical function
(c) Ability to interpret and analyse options
(d) Concerns about social issues
Q8. Which of the following is not a speech disorder?
(a) Lisping and slurring
(b) Talking at slow or fast speed
(c) Stammering and stuttering
(d) Sharp unclear speech
Q9. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation is essential for
(a) Diluting the accountability of the Board of Education
(b) Correcting less-frequent errors more than more- frequent errors
(c) Understanding how learning can be observed, recorded and improved upon
(d) Fine-tuning of test with teaching
Q10. Which one of the following is a form of Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence?
(a) Practical intelligence
(b) Experimental intelligence
(c) Resourceful intelligence
(d) Mathematical intelligence
Q11. Which one of the following may cause a learning disability?
(a) Cultural variation
(b) Prenatal drug use
(c) Aptitude of the teacher
(d) Apathy shown by peers
Q12. Which is the place where the child’s cognitive development is defined in the best way?
(d) School and classroom environment
Q13. India has a lot of linguistic diversity. In this context, what is the most appropriate statement about multilingual classrooms at the primary level, especially classes I and II?
(a) The teacher should respect all languages and encourage children to communicate in all of them.
(b) The teacher should ignore children who use their mother tongue in the class.
(c) Students should be penalised for using their mother tongue or local language.
(d) Schools should admit only those students whose mother tongue is the same as the language of instruction.
Q14. What among these is a characteristic of human development?
(a) It is qualitative in nature.
(b) It is quantitative in nature.
(c) It is both quantitative and qualitative in nature.
(d) It is absolutely immeasurable.
Q15. When a child with a disability first comes to school, the teacher should
(a) Refer the child to a special school according to the disability
(b) Seclude him/her from other students
(c) Discuss with the child’s parents to evolve collaborative plans
(d) Conduct an admission test
Q16. A teacher wishes to help her students appreciate multiple views of a situation. She provides them multiple opportunities to debate on this situation in different groups. According to Vygotsky’s perspective, her students will various views and develop multiple perspectives of the situation on their own.
Q17. Which one of the following is the most crucial factor for a differently-abled child?
(a) Controlling his/her behaviour
(b) Improving his/her grades
(c) Enhancing his/her skills
(d) Reducing his/her suffering
Q18. Suresh generally likes to study alone in a quiet room, whereas Madan likes to study in a group with his friends. This is because of differences in their
(a) Learning styles
(b) Levels of reflectivity
Q19. What is the main objective of group activity in classroom teaching?
(a) To reduce the workload of the teacher
(b) To make most children participate in learning
(c) To clarify the concept effectively
(d) To provide freedom to students
Q20. Young learners should be encouraged to interact with peers in the classroom so that
(a) They can learn answers to questions from each other
(b) The syllabus can be covered quickly
(c) They can learn social skills in the course of study
(d) The teacher can control the classroom better
Q21. A teacher needs to ensure that all the learners in her class feel accepted and valued. To do this, the teacher should
(a) Find out students who speak ‘good’ English and are from ‘rich backgrounds, and present them as role models
(b) Try to know the social and cultural background of her students and encourage diverse opinions in the class
(c) Make strict rules and punish children who do not follow them
(d) Look down upon children from ‘disadvantaged backgrounds so that they feel to work harder
Q22. What kind of errors is common between a learner who is learning his/her mother tongue and a learner who learns the same language as a second language?
Q23. Which is an incorrect way to support language development?
(a) Letting the child talk uninterruptedly on a topic
(b) Disapproving the use of their own language
(c) Supporting initiation taken by children
(d) Providing opportunities for using language
Q24. A teacher labels the head of a committee as “chairperson’ instead of ‘chairman’. It indicates that the teacher
(a) Has a good command of language
(b) is using a gender-free language
(c) has gender bias
(d) Follows a more acceptable term
Q25. A language consists of
(b) Meaningful symbols
Q26. Stress affects performance in examinations. This fact reflects which of the following relationships?
Q27. Which of the following is not related to the socio-psychological needs of a child?
(a) Regular elimination of waste products from the body
(b) Need for company
(c) Need for appreciation or social approval
(d) Need for emotional security
Q28. A child who performs well suddenly fails to do well in his studies. What should be the best course of action for the teachers?
(a) Wait till he performs better
(b) Find out the reason for his underachievement
(c) Give him grace marks in the examination
(d) Ask his parents to withdraw him from the school
Q29. Sita has learnt to eat rice and dal using her hand. When she is given dal and rice, she mixes a bit of both together on the plate, makes a little ball and then brings it up to her mouth. She has eating rice and dal into her schema for doing things.
Q30. The concepts of pre-conventional, conventional and post-conventional levels are described in which theory?
(a) Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
(b) Kohlberg’s theory of moral development
(c) Vygotsky’s theory of social-cultural development
(d) Weber’s theory of rationalisation