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Child Development and Pedagogy – PSTET Practice Set – 5 (MCQs)

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Friends, below are the list of important MCQs of Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test  (PSTET) – Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development (Primary School Child)
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy.

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Practice Set – 1 | Practice Set – 2 | Practice Set – 3 | Practice Set – 4 | Practice Set -5 | Practice Set – 6


Q-1 The primary duty of a teacher is to be responsible to his/her:

a) family
b) students 
c) society
d) nation

Q-2 In co-education you won’t

a) make separate rows of boys and girls
b) you give preference to boys over girls
c) you give preference to none
d) you deal according toned

Q-3 Who gives more stress to the philosophy of social constructivism?

a) Piaget
b) Kohlberg
c) Vygotsky
d) Dewey

Q-4 The priority to girls education should be given because

a) The girls are more intelligent in comparison than the boys
b) The girls are lesser in number than boys
c) The girls were badly discriminated in favour of boys in the past
d) Only girls are capable of leading for social change

Q-5 A teacher wants the gifted children of her ‘class to achieve their potential. Which of the following should she not do to achieve her objective?

a) Teach them to enjoy non-academic activities
b) Teach them to manage stress
c) Segregate them from their peers for special attention 
d) Challenge them to enhance their creativity

Q-6 If student is too shy to participate in the class, you will

a) Not ask questions from him
b) Ask only those questions from him whose answers can be given by him
c) Not ask those questions from him whose answers are beyond his means and due to which, he may become objects of ridicule in the class
d) Ask questions from him only when he is keen to answer them

Q-7 What is the unit of Heredity?

a) Chromosome
b) Gene
c) fertilized cell
d) Zygote

Q-8 Which indicates the change in the quality or character of a child?

a) Growth
b) Development
c) Learning
d) Environment

Q-9 Who is the father of “Theory of Multiple Intelligence”?

a) Gardner
b) Vygotsky
c) Bruner
d) Piaget

Q-10 In context of the habit of Absenteeism of student

a) The principal and parents should get worried
b) The officials of the schools should take action against them as per school’s discipline
c) The teachers should take it as a serious problem
d) They should be given less priority in the class room in relation to regular students

Q-11 When the students try to solve the questions in some different way as taught by the teacher from prescribed books, then these students should be

a) Discouraged to consult some other books on the subject
b) Encouraged to consult some other books on the subject
c) Suggested to talk with their teacher after the period
d) Suggested to follow the class room notes in order to get good mark in the examination

Q-12 Successful inclusion requires the following except

a) involvement of parents
b) capacity building
c) sensitization
d) segregation

Q-13 The best method of checking student’s homework is

a) To assign it to intelligent students of the class
b) To check the answers in the class in group manner
c) To check them with the help of specimen answer
d) To check by the teacher himself in a regular way

Q-14 Which of the following is not an appropriate tool for Formative Assessment?

a) Assignment
b) Oral questions
c) Term test 
d) Quiz and games

Q-15 In which of the following stages the child looks self-centered?

a) Infancy
b) Early childhood
c) Adolescence
d) Adulthood

Q-16 Helping learners recapitulate or recall what they have already learnt is important because

a) it is a convenient beginning for any classroom instruction
b) relating new information to prior knowledge enhances learning
c) it is an effective way of revising old lessons
d) it enhances the memory of learners thereby strengthening learning

Q-17 The aim of education should be

a) To develop vocational skills in the students
b) To develop social awareness in the students
c) To prepare the students for examination
d) To prepare the students for practical life

Q-18 Which of the’ skills do you consider most essential for a teacher?

a) Oration skill
b) Listening skills
c) Managerial skills
d) Teaching skills

Q-19 Which of the skills do you consider most essential for a teacher?

a) Oration skill
b) Listening skills
c) Managerial skills
d) Teaching skills

Q-20 An empowering school will promote which of the following qualities the most in its teachers?

a) tendency to experiment
b) memory
c) disciplined nature
d) competitive aptitude

Q-21 is the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge.

a) Personality
b) Intelligence
c) Aptitude
d) Attitude

Q-22 A child from a disorganized home will experience the greatest difficulty with:

a) Well structured lessons
b) Independent study
c) Programmed instruction
d) Workbooks

Q-23 All of the following advanced principles of child development that are closely allied to the stimulus response learning theory, except

a) Pavilov
b) J B Waston
c) Hull
d) Gesell

Q-24 Is the ratio of mental age to the chronological age multiplied by 100.

a) Emotional quotient
b) Intelligence quotient
c) Both
d) None of these

Q-25 Single factor theory of intelligence was given by.

a) Alfred Binet
b) Thorndike
c) Freeman
d) None of them

Q-26 Absenteeism can be tackled by :

a) teaching 
b) punishing the students
c) giving the sweets
d) contacting the parents

Q-27 One of the basic principles of socializing Individuals is:

a) Religion
b) Caste
c) Education
d) Imitation

Q-28 The process whereby the genetic factors limit an individual’s responsiveness to the environment is known as

a) Canalization.
b) Discontinuity.
c) Differentiation.
d) Range of reaction.

Q-29 A child has been admitted to your school who belongs to a back ward family/background from the cultural viewpoint. You will

a) Keep him in a class in which, there are many more students of backward
b) background from the cultural viewpoint
c) Send a teacher to know more about the backward cultural background of the child Keep him in a normal class but will make special arrangements for teaching him, keeping his special needs in view
d) Advise him to take up vocational education

Q-30 Understanding the principles of development of a child helps a teacher in

a) identifying the social status of the learner
b) identifying the economic background of the learner
c) rationalizing why the learner ought to be taught
d) effectively catering to the different learning styles of learners

Q-31 Which would be the most effective method of dealing with a Low-achieving child?

a) Detain the child in the same class for another year
b) Put him/her Lower-class for another year
c) Mark his/her answers in examinations generously
d) Arrange for extensive coaching

Q-32 RTE stands for

a) Right to education
b) Right True education
c) Right time education
d) Rarely true education

Q-33 Most psychologists believe that development is due

a) Largely to nature.
b) Largely to nurture.
c) To nature and nurture acting separately.
d) To an interaction of nature and nurture.

Q-34 Assessment for learning takes into account the following except

a) mistake of students
b) learning styles of students
c) strengths of students
d) needs of students

Q-35 The statement ‘Men are generally more intelligent than women’

a) is true
b) may be true
c) shows gender bias 
d) is true for different domains of intelligence

Q-36 The reason why students run from school is

a) Lack of interesting class teaching work
b) Lack of interest in studies on the part of students
c) Not giving punishment to students
d) Callous attitude of teachers towards the problem

Q-37 The term „identical elements? is closely associated with:

a) Group instruction
b) Transfer of learning
c) Jealousy between twins
d) Similar test questions

Q-38 The quality of schools education is exclusively depending upon

a) Infrastructural facilities
b) Financial provisions
c) International support
d) The quality of teacher education

Q-39 Knowledge of child psychology is a must for a primary teacher. That is because

a) It helps in making children disciplined
b) The examination result is improved
c) It becomes a convenient mode for motivating children
d) It helps the teacher in understanding the behavior of children

Q-40 A major strength of ecological theory is its framework for explaining

a) Environmental influences on development.
b) Biological influences on development.
c) Cognitive development.
d) Affective processes in development.

Q-41 Success in developing values is mainly dependent upon

a) government
b) Society
c) family 
d) teacher

Q-42 Discipline means:

a) strict-behaviour
b) severe punishment
c) obedience
d) going by the rules

Q-43 Absenteeism can be tackled by :

a) teaching
b) punishing the students
c) giving the sweets
d) contacting the parents

Q-44 The essential element of the syllabus for the children remained out of school should be

a) Literacy competencies
b) Life-skills
c) Numerical competencies
d) Vocational competencies

Q-45 The best place of social development for a 12 years old child is..

a) Neighborhood
b) Family
c) Playground
d) School

Q-46 The period of sensory motor adaptation of Piaget is

a) 0-2 years
b) 1-3 years
c) 3-5 years
d) 4-6 years

Q-47 If some students are not in a mood to study in the class, you will

a) Force them to study
b) Tell those students to leave the class and enjoy
c) Warn them that they must study else you will report the matter to the Principal
d) Tell them some interesting things related to their interests or your own subject

Q-48 If student is too shy to participate in the class, you will

a) Not ask questions from him
b) Ask only those questions from him whose answers can be given by him
c) Not ask those questions from him whose answers are beyond his means and due to which, he may become objects of ridicule in the class
d) Ask questions from him only when he is keen to answer them

Q-49 If student is too shy to participate in the class, you will

a) Not ask questions from him
b) Ask only those questions from him whose answers can be given by him
c) Not ask those questions from him whose answers are beyond his means and due to which, he may become objects of ridicule in the class
d) Ask questions from him only when he is keen to answer them

Q-50 How will you bring a hyperactive child on the right path?

a) Make him sit in front of the class and keep a strict vigil on him
b) Allocate a seat for him in a corner of the class
c) Give him tasks of watering trees, cleaning the blackboard, making toys of clay etc) 
d) None of above

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