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TEACHING APTITUDE

1. The mean score on any class test is the result of:

(a) dividing the sum of all scores by the number of scores

(b) determining the middle score when all the scores have been listed from the highest to the lowest

(c) determining the most frequent score

(d) Adding all the scores and dividing by the most frequent score

(e) Adding the highest and lowest scores and dividing by two

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2. The least justifiable use of the results of a standardized reading test is to:

(a) identify areas of pupil deficiency

(b) evaluate the reading instruction programme

(c) Serve as a basis for report card marks

(d) Serve as the basis for a parent conference

(e) Serve as the basis for class groupings

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3. Fifteen –year old Arvind has taken to wearing the same style sweaters that her teacher wears. This form of behaviour is known as:

(a) compensation

(b) transference

(c) indentification

(d) regression

(e) egocentrism

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4. At least one third of the learning that will determine later levels of school achievement has already taken place by age six. This is a statement most closely associated with the writings of:

(a) Benjamin Bloom

(b) Margaret Mead

(c) Martin Mayer

(d) Fritiz Redl

(e) Nathan Glazer

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5. Of the following, the most unreliable predictor of educational achievement is:

(a) inherited biological potential for learning

(b) ethnic origin of parents

(c) family background and training

(d) classroom experiences

(e) self concept.

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6. All the following are acceptable goals for dealing with behaviour problems in the classroom, except:

(a) helping the child to improve his/her self-control

(b) being impersonal and objective

(c) understanding the offense

(d) utilizing appeals to children that have personal implications

(e) punishing, when necessary, in private

Answer to Question Six

7. In preparing a fifth grade class to take a standardized reading test the teacher is best advised to:

(a) tell the children the test is very important and they should do the best they can

(b) ditto key questions from a previous test and allow the pupils to answer them

(c) do nothing

(d) coach the below grade level readers, as the rest of the class will do well anyway.

(e) Give the pupils practice in answering questions similar to the type that will appear on the test.

Answer to Question Seven

8. Of the following, the one situation that will cause the greatest difficulty for a child in the initial stages of reading instruction is :

(a) confusion of left and right directionality

(b) possessing an IQ of 90

(c) having older siblings who are successful readers

(d) never having attended kindergarten

(e) being an avid television watcher

Answer to Question Eight

9. Of the following essentials of learning the one that takes procedure over the other is:

(a) average intelligence

(b) ability to read

(c) an intact home

(d) desire to learn

(e) a good teacher

Answer to Question Nine

10. A child from a disorganized home will experience the greatest difficulty with:

(a) well structured lessons

(b) independent study

(c) programmed instruction

(d) workbooks

(e) short answer tests.

Answer to Question Ten

11. The normal twelve –year –old child is most likely to:

(a) have difficulty with gross motor coordination

(b) have anxiety feelings about pleasing adults

(c) confine his/her interests to the here and now

(d) be eager for peer approval

(e) be concerned with boy-girl relationship

Answer to Question Eleven

12. During the first year of life a child’s height increases by about:

(a) 10 per cent

(b) 30 per cent

(c) 50 per cent

(d) 80 per cent

(e) 100 per cent

Answer to Question Twelve

13. The term ‘identical elements’ is closely associated with:

(a) group instruction

(b) transfer of learning

(c) jealousy between twins

(d) similar test questions.

(e) The scientific method

Answer to Question Thirteen

14. The statement least characteristic of first grade children is that they are:

(a) too young to be taught classroom routines

(b) not yet concerned with group approval

(c) very concerned with adult approval

(d) not concerned with neatness

(e) curious and exploratory.

Answer to Question Fourteen

15. Of the following items in a pupil’s cumulative folder, the one that is least appropriate is:

(a) “Height 1977-40 in ; 1978-42 in”

(b) “WISE: 1977 V 96, P 92, FS 95”

(c) “10-12-77 – during a match test, asked to leave room; 10-19 same; 11-3 sam(e)”

(d) “Is an emotionally disturbed child”

(e) "Parents separated 1975 lives with father”

Answer to Question Fifteen

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Answers to above Questions:

1. (A) dividing the sum of all scores by the number of scores

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2. (C) sp;Serve as a basis for report card marks

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3. (C) sp;indentification

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4. (A) Benjamin Bloom

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5. (B) sp;ethnic origin of parents

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6. (D) sp;utilizing appeals to children that have personal implications

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7. (E) sp;Give the pupils practice in answering questions similar to the type that will appear on the test.

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8. (A) sp;confusion of left and right directionality

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9. (D) sp;desire to learn

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10. (B) sp;independent study

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11. (D) sp;be eager for peer approval

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12. (C ) sp;50 per cent

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13. (B) sp;transfer of learning

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14. (A) sp;too young to be taught classroom routines

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15. (D) sp;“Is an emotionally disturbed child”

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