|Child Development and Pedagogy MCQ Questions|
Directions (Q. 1-30): Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. “Development is a never-ending process.” This idea is associated with
(a) The principle of integration
(b) The principle of interaction
(c) The principle of interrelation
(d) The principle of continuity
Q2. Which of the following is not a part of Piaget’s preoperational stage?
Q3. In a school, preference is given to girls when it comes to a solo dance performance at the state level. This shows
(a) Modern thoughts
(b) Pragmatic approach
(c) Gender bias
Q4. Which of the following is a fine motor skill?
Q5. A child going to a preschool for the first time cries bitterly. After two years, when the child goes to a primary school for the first time, he does not express his tension by crying; rather, his shoulder and neck muscles become tense. This change in his behaviour can be explained on the basis of which of the following principles?
(a) Development proceeds in a sequential manner.
(b) Development is gradual.
(c) Development is different in different people.
(d) Development is characterised by differentiation and integration.
Q6. Schools should cater to individual differences to
(a) Narrow the gap between individual students
(b) Even out the abilities and performance of students
(c) Understand why students are able or unable to learn
(d) Make individual students feel exclusive
Q7. John Dewey drew inspiration from which psychologist?
(a) Charles Darwin
(b) Eric Erickson
(c) B. F. Skinner
(d) William James
Q8. The nature-nurture debate refers to
(a) Genetics and environment
(b) Behaviour and environment
(c) Environment and biology
(d) Environment and upbringing
Q9. Mature students
(a) Believe that emotion has no place in their studies
(b) Easily resolve all their conflicts with intellect
(c) Sometimes need emotional support in their studies
(d) Do not get upset by studies in difficult situations
Q10. Making students the members of a clean community to motivate them for the same reflects
(a) The behaviouristic approach to motivation
(b) The humanistic approach to motivation
(c) The cognitive approach to motivation
(d) The socio-cultural conceptions of motivation
Q11. Which one of the following is related to creativity?
(a) Emotional thinking
(b) Egoistic thinking
(c) Divergent thinking
(d) Convergent thinking
Q12. Which type of education focuses on arts and social science?
(a) Humanistic education
(b) Constructivism education
(c) Montessori education
(d) Progressive education
Q13. Which of the following is not related to the infancy period?
(a) Growth occurs from bilateral to unilateral trends in motor organs.
(b) Growth occurs from general to specific trends in motor organs.
(c) Emotional and social development that is not a part of motor development
(d) Steady mental growth
Q14. Which of the following statements does not represent the characteristics of the early childhood stage?
(a) A child starts learning about different colours, numbers, alphabet, objects, shapes and reasons for every activity.
(b) A child starts gaining competence in various motor skills.
(c) A child starts identifying his/her actual capabilities.
(d) A child starts developing cognitive abilities to perform tasks.
Q15. Ram has learnt to eat food using his hand. When he is given chapati (or roti) with a dish, he starts eating it by tearing off a piece of chapati, scooping some of the dishes with it and then placing it into the mouth. We can say that he has _________ eating food into his schema.
Q16. In the context of primary school classrooms, what does active engagement mean?
(a) Memorising, recalling and reciting
(b) Imitating and copying the teacher
(c) Enquiring, questioning and debating
(d) Copying answers given by the teacher
Q17. Which one of the following would be the most effective way of conducting an assessment?
(a) Assessment should be done twice in an academic session-at the beginning and at the end.
(b) Assessment should be done by an external agency and not by the teacher.
(c) Assessment should be at the end of the session.
(d) Assessment is an inbuilt process in teaching-learning
Q18. Which of the following is not the principle of child development?
(a) All development results from an interaction of maturation and experience.
(b) All development and learning proceed at an equal rate.
(c) All development follows a sequence.
(d) All areas of development are important.
Q19. Parents should play a _______ role in the learning process of young children.
Q20. Cognitive development is supported by
(a) Conducting relevant and well-designed tests as frequently as possible
(b) Presenting activities that reinforce traditional methods
(c) Providing a rich and varied environment
(d) Focusing more on individual activities in comparison to collaboration
Q21. Who gave the stages of moral development of individuals throughout their lifespan?
Q22. Which of the following age groups falls under the later childhood category?
(a) 18 to 24 years
(b) Birth to 6 years
(c) 6 to 11 years
(d) 11 to 18 years
Q23. Aarjav says that language development is influenced by one’s innate predisposition, while Sonall feels that it is because of the environment. This discussion between Aarjav and Sonall is about
(a) Stability and instability argument
(b) Continuous and discontinuous learning
(c) Nature and nurture debate
(d) Critical and sensitive feeling
Q24. ________ is an act of absorbing something into the present schema
Q25. What kind of support can a school provide to address Individual differences in students?
(a) Follow a child-centred curriculum and provide multiple learning opportunities to students
(b) Apply every possible measure to remove individual differences in students.
(c) Refer slow learners to special schools
(d) Follow the same level of curriculum for all students
Q26. Human development is
(c) Unmeasurable to a certain extent
(d) Both quantitative and qualitative
Q27. For most right-handed people, the left hemisphere of the brain handles
(a) spatial-visual information
(b) Language processing
(d) Movement of the left arm
Q28. In order to avoid gender stereotyping in a class, the teacher should
(a) Try to put both boys and girls in non-traditional roles
(b) Appreciate students’ good work by saying ‘good girl or good boy
(c) Discourage girls from taking part in wrestling
(d) Encourage boys to take risks and be bold
Q29. Adolescents may experience
(a) Feeling of satiation about life
(b) Anxiety and concern about themselves
(c) Feeling of fear about sins committed in childhood
(d) Feeling of self-actualisation
Q30. Four distinct stages of children’s intellectual development are identified by