|Child Development and Pedagogy MCQ Questions|
Directions (Q. 1-30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. The ‘insight theory of learning is promoted by
(a) Jean Piaget
(c) Gestalt theorists
Q2. Gifted students
(a) Need support not ordinarily provided by the school
(b) Can manage their studies without a teacher
(c) Can be good models for other students
(d) Cannot be learning-disabled
Q3. Which of the following is true in relation to errors committed by children?
(a) Errors can be corrected by children themselves; therefore, a teacher should not immediately correct them.
(b) If a teacher is not able to correct all the errors in a classroom, it indicates that the system of teacher education has failed.
(c) A teacher should not notice every error, otherwise, the syllabus will not be covered.
(d) Correcting every error would take too much time and be tiresome for a teacher.
Q4. Which of the following factors supports learning in a classroom?
(a) Increasing the number of tests to motivate children to learn
(b) Supporting the autonomy of children by teachers
(c) Sticking to one particular method of instruction to maintain uniformity
(d) Increasing the time interval of periods from 40 minutes to 50 minutes
Q5. At which stage do children believe that rules may be broken in emergency situations?
Q6. Which of the following stages is involved when infants “THINK” with their eyes, ears and hands?
(a) Concrete operational stage
(b) Preoperational stage
(c) Sensorimotor stage
(d) Formal operational stage
Q7. Which of the following theorists would be of the opinion that students study hard for their personal growth and development?
Q8. In Vygotsky’s theory, which aspect of development gets neglected?
Q9. Teachers need to create a good classroom environment to facilitate children’s learning. To create such a learning environment, which one of the given statements is not true?
(a) Compliance with teachers
(b) Acceptance of the child
(c) Positive tone of the teacher
(d) Approval of the child’s efforts
Q10. Students are naturally motivated to
(a) Seek simple tasks
(b) Explore novelty
(c) Seek continuous struggle
(d) Commit mistakes
Q11. Which of the following would least encourage a student who wants to become a highly creative theatre artist?
(a) Try to win the state-level competition that will ensure his scholarship.
(b) Student should develop empathetic, amicable and supportive relationships with his peer theatre artists.
(c) Student should devote his time to those theatrical skills that he finds most enjoyable.
(d) Students should read about the performances of the world’s best theatre artists and try to learn.
Q12. All of the following are examples of intelligence tests excluding ___
(c) Bayley Scales
(d) Rorschach Test
Q13. Which one of the following is best suited for the emotional development of children?
(a) No involvement of the teachers as it is the task of the parents
(b) Controlled classroom environment
(c) Authoritarian classroom environment
(d) Democratic classroom environment
Q14. Which of the following statements about children’s errors is correct?
(a) Children commit errors when the teacher is lenient and does not punish them for mistakes.
(b) Children’s errors are insignificant for the teacher, and she should just strike out the mistakes and not pay any attention to them.
(c) Children commit errors because they are careless.
(d) Children’s errors are part of the learning process.
Q15. Motivation, in the process of learning,
(a) Makes learners think unidirectional
(b) Creates interest for learning among young learners
(c) Sharpens the memory of learners
(d) Differentiates new learning from old learning
Q16. Children are
(a) Like empty vessels in which knowledge given by adults is filled
(b) Passive beings who can produce exact copies of the information transmitted to them
(c) Curious beings who use their own logic and abilities to explore the world around them
(d) adult-like in their thinking, and there is a quantitative increase in their thinking as they grow up
Q17. A gene can be defined as
(a) The inner zone of a cell that stocks chromosomes and genes
(b) A threadlike structure having DNA molecules
(c) A section of DNA that comprises coded instructions for a particular protein
(d) A spiral multifaceted molecule that contains genes
Q18. Human personality is the result of
(a) Upbringing and education
(b) Interaction between heredity and environment
(c) Only environment
(d) Only heredity
Q19. A child’s notebook shows errors in writing such as reverse images, mirror imaging, etc. Such a child is showing signs of
(a) Learning disability
(b) Learning difficulty
(c) Learning problem
(d) Learning disadvantage
Q20. Which would be the best theme to start in a nursery class?
(a) My Neighbourhood
(b) My School
(c) My Family
(d) My Best Friend
Q21. Suresh plans to go on a picnic with school friends. He discusses the set-out plan with Shyam who does not agree with Suresh. Shyam thinks that the rules can be revised to suit the majority. This kind of peer disagreement according to Planet refers to
(a) Cognitive immaturity
(c) Morality of cooperation
(d) Heteronomous morality
Q22. Which of the following is not a feature of a child-centred thought?
(a) Children are active participants.
(b) Every child is unique.
(c) Every child has a right to education.
(d) Every child makes his/her own curriculum.
Q23. The role of heredity and environment in the development of a child can be most appropriately linked to which of the following statements?
(a) The role of the environment can be seen as static, while the control heredity may be changed.
(b) Theories related to behaviourism are largely based on nature.
(c) Heredity and environment affect various areas of human development.
(d) The role of the government in the policy of compensatory judgement is broadly based on the role of nature.
Q24. Which of the following is a passive agency of socialisation?
(a) Health club
(c) Eco club
(d) Public library
Q25. Which one of the following statements about children would Vygotsky agree with?
(a) Children’s thinking can be understood by conducting laboratory experiments on animals.
(b) Children are born ‘evil’ and need to be controlled by punishment.
(c) Children learn by social interaction with peers and adults.
(d) Children learn when they are offered lucrative rewards.
Q26. The achievement motivation of children may be strengthened by
(a) Telling them moral stories
(b) Praising them regardless of their performance
(c) Assigning them a responsibility to handle
(d) Telling them that it is only the scores that matter in getting a decent job
Q27. Learning disability in motor skills is called
Q28. Which of the following characteristics is the hallmark of the problem-solving approach?
(a) There is an implicit hint given in the problem statement.
(b) The problem is original.
(c) There is usually one approach for getting the right answer.
(d) The problem is based on only one principle/topic.
Q29. Learning disability
(a) Is a stable state
(b) Is a variable state
(c) Need not impair functioning
(d) Does not improve with appropriate input
Q30. Which of the following is not a sign of an intelligent young child?
(a) One who carries on thinking in an abstract manner
(b) One who can adjust oneself in a new environment
(c) One who has the ability to cram long essays very quickly
(d) One who has the ability to communicate fluently and appropriately