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volume-44, 2 - 8 February, 2019

Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET 2018

Question Paper 1

Part 1- Child Development and Pedagogy

Q1.         Children acquire gender roles through all of the following except

(1)          socialization          (2) culture

(3)          tutoring                  (4) media

Q2.         One of the critiques of standardized tests has been that

(1)          their language is difficult to understand

(2) the tests cannot be administered on large populations

(3)          they do not give a clear picture of a child's ability

(4)          they represent largely the mainstream culture and are therefore biased

Q3. The theory of multiple intelligence says that

(1)          intelligence can be of several kinds

(2)          paper-pencil tests are not helpful

(3)          intelligence can be multiplied with effective pedagogy

(4)          intelligence can be rapidly accelerated

Q4. Teacher can utilize both assessment for learning and assessment of learning to

(1)          know learning needs of child and select teaching strategy accordingly

(2)          assess child's performance at periodic intervals and certify his/her performance

(3)          monitor children's progress and set appropriate goals to fill their learning gaps

(4)          know children's progress and achievement level

Q5.         Which one of the following is not related to Continuous and Comp-rehensive Evaluation?

(1)          It is an integral part of teaching learning process.

(2) 1 focuses on child's achievement in different learning areas.

(3)          It is useful to label children as slow, poor or intelligent.

(4)          It has been mandated by the Right to Education Act of India.

Q6.         Giftedness in children can be attributed to -

(1)          a resource-rich environment

(2)          successful parents 

(3)          a disciplined routine

(4)          an interplay between heredity and environment

Q7. Children coming socio-economically disadvantaged back-grounds need a classroom environment which

(1)          values and uses their cultural and linguistic knowledge

(2)          discourages the use of their language so that they learn the mainstream language

(3)          categorizes children based on their abilities

(4)          teaches them good behaviour

Q8.         The intervention needed for creative and talented children in the classroom rests on

(1)          giving extra time to them

(2)          being affectionate towards them

(3)          giving them the responsibility of teaching other children

(4)          use of customized and stimulating instructional methods by the teacher

Q9.         Which one of the following ways is not a suitable way to help hyperactive children learn?

(1)          Offering alternative ways of learning

(2)          Including physical activity in their daily schedule

(3)          Reprimanding them often for being restless

(4)          Breaking up a task into small, manageable segments

Q10.       Patterns of divergent thinking identify children, who are

(1)          dyslexic                (2) creative

(3)          resilient                (4) disabled

Q11.       Which one of the following does not describe the ways in which a teacher can model problem solving for children in the classroom?

(1)          Be honest about making mistakes while solving something

(2)          Use vocabulary like think, ideas, trial and different answers

(3)          Ask questions with convergent answers

(4) Discuss your thought processes about solving a particular problem

Q12.       Which one of the following is an emotion?

(1)          Fear       (2) Attention

(3)          Stimulus               (4) Memory

Q13.       A three-year-old child explains that milk is produced by a machine at the milk booth.

                Which one of the following offers the best explanation of the child's under-standing?

(1)          The child's answer is based on his/her experience of buying milk from the milk booth.

(2)          The child has never seen cows.

(3)          The child's family does not offer a stimulating environ-ment to the child.

(4)          The child has very limited exposure of the world.

Q14.       Which one of the following best describes a teacher's role?

(1)          A teacher should adhere to the prescribed textbook

(2)          Completing the syllabus on time leaving enough time for revision is important

(3)          Creating a relaxed space where children learn through dialogue and inquiry

(4)          Teacher's most important role in the classroom is to maintain discipline

Q15.       Which one of the following classrooms encourages rich learning?

(1)          A classroom with open activity corners and a variety of children's literature in open shelves accessible any time of the day

(2)          A classroom with neatly organized material in cupboards brought out once a week for free play

(3)          classroom with structured and planned learning driven by textbook content

(4)          A classroom with a variety of material displayed in the class beyond the reach of children so that the material lasts longer

Q16.       Which one of the following best describes the role of textbooks in the classroom?

(1)          They maintain homogeneity in learning across a State of the Nation

(2)          They provide guidance to Teachers and parents about the course of study

(3)          They form the most essential learning resource in a resource starved context

(4)          They are one of the resource and reference materials available in the class

Q17.       National Curriculum Framework 2005 derives its understanding from

(1)          behaviourism

(2)          constructivism

(3)          cognitive theories

(4)          humanism

Q18.       The children in a class can be considered to be motivated if

(1)          they maintain discipline in the class

(2)          all are regular in attendance

(3)          they ask questions seeking clarification from the teacher

(4)          they come to school neatly dressed in uniform

Q19.       Which one of the following is the most suitable to improve children's learning?

(1)          Teacher should explain the content using different examples and illustrations

(2)          All types of learning material should be there in the class

(3)          Teacher should facilitate children to interact with each other on real-life situations

(4)          Regular assessment test should be conducted

Q20.       The discipline which has a role in a significant learning environment is of the kind which helps

(1)          to create silence

(2)          teachers to give instructions

(3)          children rote memorize their lessons

(4)          children to regulate and monitor their own learning

Q21.       Which one of statements is true about the role of the following heredity and environment?

(1)          A child's ability to learn and perform is completely decided by the genes.

(2)          Good care and a nutritious diet can fight off any disorder a child is born with

(3)          Environment plays a significant role only in the child's language development

(4)          Certain aspects of development are influenced more by heredity and others more by environment.

Q22.       Which one of statements cannot be attributed to the following Piaget's theory?

(1)          Children construct and use knowledge about their world

(2)          Learning takes place through constant practice.

(3) Children act on their environment.

(4) Development occurs in qualitative stages.

Q23.       Which one of the following is not a limitation of the preoperational thought?

(1)          Development of the symbolic

(2)          Egocentrism

(3)          Irreversibility

(4)          Tendency to concentrate

Q24.       Play has a significant role in development of young children for the following reasons, except

(1)          it stimulates their senses

(2)          It is just a pleasant way to spend time

(3)          they acquire new skills and learn when to use them

(4)          they gain mastery over their body

Q25.       Which one of the following questions invites children to think critically?

(1)          What is the right answer?

(2)          Can you think of a similar situation?

(3)          What are the different ways in which we can solve this?

(4)          Do you know the answer to this?

Q26.       Which one of the following options best describes progressive education?

(1)          Thematic units, regular unit tests, ranking

(2)          Personalised learning ability grouping, labeling students

(3)          Project method ability grouping, ranking

(4)          Learning by doing, project method, cooperative learning

Q27.       Which one of the following statements about progressive education explains-Education is life itself?

(1)          Schools are not required, children can learn from their life experiences

(2)          Education in schools should reflect the social and natural world.

(3)          Life is the true educator

(4)          School education should continue as long as possible.

Q28.       Which one of the following can be considered as a contribution of Kohlberg's theory?

(1)          The theory has elaborate testing procedures

(2)          It establishes a clear relationship between moral reasoning and action.

(3)          His belief is that children are moral philosophers.

(4)          His theory has supported an association between cognitive maturity and moral maturity.

Q29.       The Zone of Proximal Development refers to

(1)          the developmental phase when child takes complete responsibility for learning

(2)          a context in which children can almost perform a task on their own with the right level of support

(3)          the point in learning when support can be withdrawn

(4)          the phase when maximum development is possible

Q30.       An androgynous personality

(1)          has a balance of what are generally considered masculine and feminine traits

(2)          tends to be assertive and arrogant

(3)          adheres to stereotypical gender roles prevalent in the society

(4)          refers to men with feminine traits