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Part-I: Child Development and Pedagogy
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q1. Who advocated child-centered education?
(a) B.F. Skinner
(b) John Dewey
(c) Eric Erickson
(d) Charles Darwin
Q2. While teaching a single-parent child, a teacher should
(a) treat such a child differently
(b) assign lesser home assignments to such a child
(c) provide stable and consistent environment
(d) overlook this fact and treat such a child at par with other children
Q3. Acceleration with reference to gifted children means
(a) accelerating the transaction of scholastic activities
(b) speeding up the transaction of co-scholastic activities
(c) promoting such students to the next higher grade by skipping the present grade
(d) accelerating the process of assessment
Q4. Which of the following is the appropriate activity for gifted students?
(a) Solve exercises given at the end of five chapters at one go.
(b) Teach their class on Teachers’ Day.
(c) Write a report on a recently held school match.
(d) Write an original play on given concepts.
Q5. Which one of the following could be an end-stage of a child possessing bodily-kinesthetic intelligence?
(b) Political leader
Q6. Gifted students
(a) are generally physically weak and not good at social interaction
(b) generally do not like their teachers
(c) realize their full potential without any help
(d) perform exceptionally well in any field important to human beings
Q7. The knowledge of …………….. will be most significant for a teacher dealing with a class comprising students of mixed age groups.
(a) cultural background
(b) developmental stages
(c) occupation of their parents
(d) socio-economic background
Q8. Classrooms after the implementation of the RTE Act 2009 are
(a) age-wise more homogeneous
(b) age-wise more heterogeneous
(c) unaffected, as RTE does not affect the average age of a class in a school
(d) gender-wise more homogeneous
Q9. Systematic presentation of concepts may be related to which of the following principles of development?
(a) Students develop at different rates.
(b) Development is relatively orderly.
(c) Development leads to growth.
(d) Development proceeds from heteronomy to autonomy.
Q10. Scaffolding in the context of learning theories refers to
(a) simulation teaching
(b) recapitulation of previous learning
(c) temporary support in learning by adults
(d) ascertaining the causes of mistakes done by students
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Q11. The sentence Madam drives a bicycle’ is
(a) correct syntactically but semantically incorrect
(b) correct semantically but syntactically incorrect
(c) semantically as well as syntactically correct
(d) semantically as well as syntactically incorrect
Q12. The classification of students in different groups on the basis of their IQ tends to ………. their self-esteem and ………. their academic performance.
(a) increase; decrease
(b) increase; increase
(c) decrease; decrease
(d) decrease; has no effect on
Q13. Raven’s progressive matrices test is an example of test.
(a) verbal IQ
(b) culture-free IQ
(c) non-group IQ
Q14. The news of ‘a woman selling her child to obtain food may be understood best on the basis of
(a) psychoanalytical theory
(b) theory of hierarchical needs
(c) psychosocial theory
(d) theory of reinforced contingencies
Q15. The word ‘comprehensive in the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive is supported by the following except
(a) theory of multiple intelligence
(b) theory of information processing Evaluation
(c) J.P. Guilford’s theory of structure of intellect
(d) L.L. Thurston’s theory of primary mental abilities
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Q16. Assessment ………… learning influences learning by reinforcing the ………….. between assessment and instruction.
(a) for, connection
(b) for; difference
(c) of; difference
(d) of; variance
Q17. In science practicals, boys generally take control of the apparatus and ask girls to record data or wash utensils. This tendency reflects that
(a) girls being delicate prefer such less energy-consuming tasks
(b) girls are excellent observers and record data flawlessly
(c) stereotyping of masculine and feminine roles takes place in schools too
(d) boys can handle the equipment more efficiently as they are naturally endowed for doing such things
Q18. How teachers and students ……….. gender in the classroom, it ………… the learning environment.
(a) interpret; does not affect
(b) construct: impacts
(c) adapt: perturbs
(d) define; vitiates
Q19. The word compulsory in the ‘Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009’ means
(a) parents are compulsorily forced to send their children to school to avoid punitive action
(b) compulsory education will be imparted through continuous testing
(c) the central government will ensure admission, attendance, and completion of elementary education
(d) appropriate governments will ensure admission, attendance, and completion of elementary education
Q20. Which of the following principles is not involved in lesson planning?
(a) Clarity of objectives
(b) Knowledge of teaching
(c) Rigidity of planning
(d) Knowledge of pupils
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Q21. What does the ‘self-regulation’ of learners mean?
(a) Self-discipline and control
(b) Ability to monitor their own learning
(c) Rules and regulations made by the student body
(d) Creating regulations for student behavior
Q22. The lab schools advocated by John Dewey were examples of
(a) factory schools
(b) progressive schools
(c) public schools
(d) common schools
Q23. Group project activity as prescribed by CBSE is a powerful means
(a) of facilitating social participation
(b) of alleviating the burden of teachers
(c) of relieving the stress caused due to routine teaching
(d) to promote the concept of unity in diversity
Q24. For an intrinsically motivated student
(a) rewards are not required
(b) external rewards are not enough to keep him/her motivated
(c) the level of motivation is lower than an extrinsically motivated student
(d) there is no need for formal education
Q25. Achievement motivation is
(a) the tendency to persist at challenging tasks
(b) the tendency to avoid failure
(c) willingness to accept success and failure equally
(d) a tendency to act impulsively
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Q26. Ideal ‘waiting time’ for getting the response from students should be proportional to
(a) time allotted to a specific topic in the curriculum
(b) the difficulty level of the question
(c) time is taken by students for answering questions from previous lessons
(d) the relevance of the question in real life
Q27. Suppose you are the chairperson of a board of school education, how would you plan to improve the overall quality of education in the school is under your jurisdiction? This type of question is an example of thinking.
(a) higher order convergent
(b) higher order divergent
(c) lower order convergent
(d) lower order divergent
Q28. A student says, “My mother ringed principal ma’am last night” What should be your responsibility as a teacher??
(a) Oh really, your mother rang up principal ma’am last night. Did she seek an appointment with her?
(b) Dear child, you are not using the correct form of the verb.
(c) It should not be ringed, it should rather be rang.
(d) Why don’t you listen carefully? As I told you earlier, it should be rung, not ringed
Q29. Children in primary schools follow which of the following stages as proposed by Lawrence Kohlberg?
(a) Obedience and punishment orientation
(b) Individualism and exchange
(c) Good interpersonal relationships
(d) Social contract and individual rights
(a) a and d
(b) a and c
(c) b and a
(d) b and d
Q30. The following are features of anecdotal record except
(a) it is an accurate description of events
(b) it describes personal development or social interactions of a child
(c) it is a factual report with enough details
(d) it is subjective evidence of behavior and therefore does not provide feedback for scholastic area