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UGC-NET Special Edition - Teaching Aptitude

There are eight questions in each set. Answers to questions in a set are provided at the end of each set. Questions have been compiled in such a manner that it is easy to follow and memorize. We recommend that you go to the answers only after you have attempted all the questions in the set.

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

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

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

(a) compensation
(b) transference
(c) indentification
(d) regression
(e) egocentrism

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

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.

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

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

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

Answers to questions on Teaching Aptitude:

1. (a) dividing the sum of all scores by the number of scores
2. (c) Serve as a basis for report card marks
3. (c) indentification
4. (a) Benjamin Bloom
5. (b) ethnic origin of parents
6. (d) utilizing appeals to children that have personal implications
7. (e) Give the pupils practice in answering questions similar to the type that will appear on the test.
8. (a) confusion of left and right directionality

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

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.

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

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

(a) Ten per cent
(b) Thirty per cent
(c) Fifty per cent
(d) Eighty per cent
(e) Hundred per cent

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

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

15. The evaluation of personality is best made through the use of an:

(a) inventory test
(b) preference test
(c) survey test
(d) projective test
(e) power test

16. The current movement of behavior modification, wherein tokens are awarded for correct responses, is a reflection of:

(a) Herbart’s Five Steps
(b) Lock’s Tabula rasa
(c) Thorndike’s Law of Effect
(d) Thorndike’s Law of Exercise
(e) Pavlov’s stimulus- response
Answers to Questions on Teaching Aptitude:

9. (d) desire to learn
10. (b) independent study
11. (d) be eager for peer approval
12. (c) Fifty per cent
13. (b) transfer of learning
14. (a) too young to be taught classroom routines
15. (d) projective test
16. (c) Thorndike’s Law of Effect

17. All of the following are true about phobias, except that

(a) They are generated by an early emotional experience
(b) The sufferer cannot the impulse to avoid them
(c) The sufferer will resort to reckless activities to conceal them
(d) They can be overcome
(e) Acrophobia is a fear of open places agoraphobia is a fear of high places

18. When a pupil’s misbehavior persists even through the teacher punishes the child for each infraction, the teacher is probably practicing a policy of

(a) retribution
(b) corporal punishment
(c) negative reinforcement
(d) sarcasm
(e) repression

19. Saurabh and Suresh have the same mental age 8-0. We can conclude that

(a) they have the same potential for success in school.
(b) they have the same IQ
(c) their interests are similar
(d) their ability to learn may be quite different
(e) they copied from each other on the test

20. A child whose class is in a windowless room may have to be assigned to another class if he/she suffers from

(a) acrophobia
(b) agoraphobia
(c) claustrophobia
(d) hydrophobia
(e) toxophobia

21. The self adjective mechanism that teachers often unwittingly encourage is

(a) an attention –getting device
(b) daydreaming
(c) regression
(d) fantasy
(e) withdrawal

22. When an individual repeats those leanings that, in the past, proved to be highly satisfying such behavior can best be explained by the law of

(a) recency
(b) frequency
(c) readiness
(d) effect
(e) exercise

23. Children’s attitudes toward persons of different ethnic groups are generally based upon

(a) their parent’s attitudes
(b) the attitudes of their peer
(c) the influence of television
(d) their sibling’ attitudes
(e) their religious affiliation

24. All of the following are sound mental hygiene practices, except

(a) asking pupils to correct their answers after their tests have been marked
(b) discussing an individual pupil’s test marks with the class
(c) asking parents to sign test papers so that that they are aware of their child’s marks.
(d) Having pupil’s keep a record of their own test marks
(e) Conferring with pupils about the results of a group of tests.

Answers:

17. (e) acrophobia is a fear of open places agoraphobia is a fear of high places
18. (c) negative reinforcement
19. (d) their ability to learn may be quite different
20. (c) claustrophobia
21. (a) an attention getting device
22. (d) effect
23. (a) their parent’s attitudes
24. (b) discussing an individual pupil’s test marks with the class

25. 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
(e) Skinner

26. All of the following can be signs that a child is gifted, except

(a) early development of a sense of time
(b) interest in encyclopaedias and dictionaries
(c) uneasy relationships with peers.
(d) Easy retention of facts
(e) High intellectual curiosity.

27. Frobel’s most important contribution to education was his development of the

(a) vocational school
(b) public high school
(c) kindergarten
(d) Latin School
(e) Play school

28. Teacher tenure laws can best be justified because they

(a) protect teachers whose political views differ sharply with those of the community
(b) Provide for stability of staffing
(c) Allow an experienced teacher to plan creatively
(d) Protect teachers from excessive requirements of principals
(e) Prevent teachers from leaving to accept positions in higher paying school districts

29. All of the following are contributing to the crisis in urban schools except

(a) the rapid increase in school pollution
(b) the disappearance of taxable property
(c) the deterioration and decline of real property
(d) the displacement of people
(e) high mobility

30. of the following, the main purpose of state certification of teachers is to

(a) monitor the quality of teacher training institutions
(b) provide for a uniform standard of entry-level teacher competency throughout the state
(c) exclude from the profession those not trained in pedagogy
(d) exclude from the profession those who are mentally unhealthy
(e) provide a basis for acceptable performance based on teacher evaluation

31. The incorrectly associated pair is

(a) Joseph Lancaster –contract plan
(b) Benjamin Franklin-academy
(c) James B Conant –high school
(d) Horace Mann –elementary education
(e) Elizabeth Peabody – kindergarten

32. When parents ask teachers about their children’s television habits, it is best to suggest that they

(a) prohibit television viewing
(b) use television for rewards and punishments
(c) allow children to watch only those programmes selected by the parents
(d) encourage family viewing and discussion of jointly selected programmes
(e) give children freedom to selected whatever they want to see

Answers:

25. (d) Gesell
26. (c) uneasy relationships with peers
27. (c) kindergarten
28. (a) protect teachers whose political views differ sharply with those of the community
29. (a) the rapid increase in school pollution
30. (b) provide for a uniform standard of entry-level teacher competency throughout the state
31. (a) Joseph Lancaster –contract plan
32. (d) give children freedom to selected whatever they want to see

33. Curriculum makers have the most difficulty when:

(a) there is an inflationary cycle
(b) the nature of the student population is changing
(c) parents are participants
(d) teachers unions insist on input
(e) school boards must their final approval

34. A school district has adopted a policy prevents teachers from marking the examinations of their own students. The most valid justification of this policy is that:

(a) teacher favour their pet students
(b) some parents pressure teachers to give their children high marks
(c) teachers should not be in a position to evaluate the results of their own teaching
(d) this is the best way for principals to evaluate how well pupils are learning
(e) pupils will have no reason to bring presents to their teachers

35. A major contribution of the Jesuits to education includes all of the following except:

(a) insistence on well trained teachers
(b) repetition and memorization as teaching methods
(c) self discipline
(d) concentration on the early education of children
(e) emphasis on the classics as the basis of the curriculum

36. De facto school segregation is segregation that is primarily a result of:

(a) guidelines issued by the State Commissioner of Education
(b) discriminatory zoning of a local school board
(c) Residence patterns of the community
(d) Federal education laws
(e) Rulings of the courts

37. The educator who advanced the idea of the five formal steps in leaving was:

(a) Rousseau
(b) Comenius
(c) Pestalozzi
(d) Herbart
(e) Froebel

38. That the mind of an infant is a tabula rasa is the contribution of:

(a) Plato
(b) Horace Man
(c) John Locke
(d) J.J Rousseau
(e) Johann Herbart

39. The disadvantaged child’s chances for success in school will be maximized when:

(a) he/she is given a high concentration of skills subjects
(b) he/she is provided with vocational training earlier than other children
(c) He/she is treated like any other child
(d) His/her intellectual potential is discovered and his/her educational deficiencies are overcome
(e) It is realised that he/she needs a separate class to meet his/her needs

40. “The individual develops through the head, the heart, and the hand”, this was the educational philosophy of:

(a) Herbart
(b) Comenius
(c) Pestalozzi
(d) Froebel
(e) Rousseau

Answer:

33. (b) the nature of the student population is changing
34. (c) teachers should not be in a position to evaluate the results of their own teaching
35. (d) concentration on the early education of children
36. (c) Residence patterns of the community
37. (d) Herbart
38. (c) John Locke
39. (d) His/her intellectual potential is discovered and his/her educational deficiencies are overcome
40. (c) Pestalozzi

41. Martin Luther’s greatest contribution to education was his:

(a) Ninety –Five Theses
(b) Translation of the Bible into German
(c) Advocacy of science curriculum for the universities
(d) Concept of justification by good works
(e) Advocacy of church control of schools

42. Of the following the statement that is least educationally valid is that:

(a) heterogeneous grouping is undemocratic
(b) Drill periods should be brief
(c) Study habits should be taught
(d) Overlearning constitutes a waste of time
(e) The quality of a student’s notes book should be a factor in formulating the student’s mark

43. In a kindergarten class it would be unreasonable to expect a child to:

(a) care for plants
(b) clean up after clay work
(c) bring an old shirt for painting activities
(d) know when it is time to clean up
(e) return a class library book to the shelf

44. Of the following, the best example of an anecdotal report is:

(a) “Tom is always fidgeting; he must be hyperactive”
(b) “ On 12/1, 12/2, 12/4, during reading group time, Tom fidgeted in his seat"
(c) “Tom doesn’t like reading; he always fidgets during a reading lesion”
(d) “Tom is always fidgeting; his parents must be putting a lot of pressure on him”
(e) “Tom is a fidgeter”

45. The trial and error method of instruction is best enhanced by:

(a) role playing
(b) programmed instruction
(c) the developmental lesson
(d) an audio visual lession
(e) independent study

46. A parent of a fourth grader refuse to give permission for her child to go on a class trip. The teacher should first:

(a) refer the matter to the guidance counselor
(b) confer with the parent to discuss the educational purpose of the trip
(c) give the class a homework assignment for all parents to sign, giving reasons why each child wants to go on the trip
(d) Ask another teacher in the same grade to take that child on the day of the trip
(e) Tell the class that the trip will be cancelled if any child does not receive parental permission

47. All of the following are evidence of a good class audio-visual programme except:

(a) using globes and maps to teach geographic skills and concepts
(b) developing a weekly list of recommended television programmes for home viewing
(c) teacher previewing of all fimstrips to be shown to the class
(d) allowing children to decide which educational television programmes they will view in class
(e) providing study guides for class viewing of fims

48. An increase in comprehension skill is most likely to result from:

(a) guided silent reading
(b) guided oral reading
(c) unstructured silent reading
(d) the teacher reading to the class
(e) listening to tapes of children’s stories

Answer:

41. (b) Translation of the Bible into German
42. (d) Overlearning constitutes a waste of time
43. (d) know when it is time to clean up
44. (b) “ On 12/1, 12/2, 12/4, during reading group time, Tom fidgeted in his seat"
45. (e) independent study
46. (b) confer with the parent to discuss the educational purpose of the trip
47. (d) allowing children to decide which educational television programmes they will view in class
48. (a) guided silent reading

49. In dealing with a class that is misbehaving, the teacher’s least effective course of action is to

(a) ask the principal to observe him/her and make recommendations
(b) lower the grades of pupils who create the most serious infractions
(c) isolate those most responsible for the misbehaviour
(d) ascertain the extent to which his/her methods and/or curriculum are responsible
(e) Ask the advice of his/her grade leader

50. A fourth grade child takes the possessions of pupils who sit near her. The teacher’s best initial step is to

(a) isolate the child in a corner of the room
(b) make a note of this behaviour in the child’s permanent record
(c) ignore the behaviour, as it will eventually disappear
(d) arrange a parent conference to try to determine causation
(e) assign the pupil to detention

51. All of the following are appropriate areas for pupil teacher planning except

(a) the day’s schedule
(b) the selection of committees
(c) the sequence in a skills programme
(d) a class party
(e) the selection of recreational reading

52. All of the following are examples of intrinsic motivation except

(a) encouraging pupils to help develop the aim of a lesson
(b) permitting pupils to evaluate each other’s answers
(c) utilizing pupils backgrounds and experiences
(d) giving short quizzes at the beginning of a lesson
(e) asking pupils to contribute to a class resource file

53. The most important objective of committee work is to have children

(a) practice parliamentary procedure
(b) develop the leadership skills of the high achievers
(c) develop skills of cooperative learning and problem solving
(d) acquire factual information efficiently
(e) learn socialization skills

54. All of the following statements about children are correct except that

(a) Older children in elementary schools are less prone to illness than younger children
(b) Many children do not eat proper breakfasts
(c) A child with an auditory handicap may be completely unaware of it
(d) Children like teachers who are firm and consistent
(e) Girls are superior to boys of the same age in mathematical abilities

55. All of the following are descriptive of good teaching except that

(a) Creative methods can used to achieve traditional goals
(b) Teachers may fail to achieve satisfactory adjustment of some children despite use of optimum procedures
(c) When given, a punishment should immediately follow the misbehaviour
(d) Teachers should allow acting out children to handle manipulative materials
(e) Teachers should refer all children with emotional problems to the guidance counsellor

56. A sixth-grade class includes a group of children reading on the fourth-grade level. Of the following, the best material to use with this group is a

(a) fourth-grade basal reader
(b) tape recorder
(c) high interest, low level book of stories
(d) sixth grade workbook
(e) local newspaper

Answer:

49. (b) lower the grades of pupils who create the most serious infractions
50. (d) arrange a parent conference to try to determine causation
51. (c) the sequence in a skills programme
52. (b) permitting pupils to evaluate each other’s answers
53. (c) develop skills of cooperative learning and problem solving
54. (e) Girls are superior to boys of the same age in mathematical abilities
55. (e) Teachers should refer all children with emotional problems to the guidance counselor
56. (c) high interest, low level book of stories

57. A child who frequently loses his/her place where reading can be temporarily helped by:

(a) allowing him/her to fingerpoint
(b) giving him/her a card to place under each line being read
(c) providing him/her with a large-print reader such as those used by the visually handicapped
(d) letting him/her listen to taped stores
(e) telling his/her parents that he/she needs glasses

58. Of the following activities in a science class, the one with least educational value is

(a) viewing a filmstrip
(b) constructing a model
(c) drawing a design
(d) reading about a simple experiment
(e) discussing a scientific principle

59. The operation of the class library should be the responsibility of

(a) The teacher
(b) Volunteer parents
(c) The children who contributed the books
(d) Rotating committees of pupils
(e) The school librarian

60. Group tests that have norms for each grade and that that are administered in accordance with uniform procedures listed in a manual of instruction are called

(a) School –wide finals
(b) Quizzes
(c) Standardized tests
(d) Class tests
(e) The WALS

61. In comparing the lecture and developmental lessons, all of the following are true except that

(a) there is more pupil activity in the developmental lesson
(b) it is more difficult to ascertain pupil learning in a lecture lesson
(c) the lecture method is more conducive to larger classes
(d) slow children drive more benefit from a lecture than brighter children to
(e) motivation and summary are necessary in both lessons

62. A teacher notes poor attendance in class on Fridays, the day weekly tests are given. The teacher should

(a) call the parents of the absentees
(b) schedule tests throughout the week
(c) do nothing
(d) tell the pupils that missing two tests will result in a failing mark
(e) schedule all tests for Monday, after the children have had a restful weekend

63. When the majority of pupils in a science class is well below grade level in reading, the teacher should

(a) read to the class from the text book
(b) plan many hands-on activities
(c) show many filmstrips
(d) prepare many dittoed sheets for the pupils to use
(e) lecture to the class, using simple language

64. During the first parent teacher conference of the year, the teacher should do all to the following except

(a) take notes
(b) include the child, when appropriate
(c) encourage the parent to talk about her child
(d) disagree with the parent’s philosophy of child reading
(e) offer a cup of coffee or tea

Answer:

57. (b) giving him/her a card to place under each line being read
58. (d) reading about a simple experiment
59. (d) Rotating committees of pupils
60. (c) Standardized tests
61. (d) slow children drive more benefit from a lecture than brighter children to
62. (b) schedule tests throughout the week
63. (b) plan many hands-on activities
64. (d) disagree with the parent’s philosophy of child reading

65. Career education should begin

(a) in kindergarten
(b) in the third or fourth grades
(c) when the child enters junior high school
(d) in high school economics classes
(e) when the child begins to ask questions about jobs

66. Of the following birds of advice given by an experienced teacher to a new colleague, it would be best to ignore the one that state

(a) if you have a very shy child, don’t call on the child, wait until the child volunteers
(b) give praise to even the poorest achiever; you can always find something worthwhile to praise
(c) When a child misbehaves, first look for the reaction
(d) Write an interesting question on the board for the pupils to answer as soon as they enter the room
(e) Ask many “ how” and “Why” questions and not too many “what and who questions

67. To be successful with an overactive child, the teacher should

(a) Give the child extra written work so he/she will have a reason for remaining in his/her seat
(b) Allow the child to leave his/her seat whenever he/she becomes restless
(c) Provide the child with purposeful activities that legitimize the need for movement
(d) Isolate the child from the class
(e) Give the child a pass to the lavatory every half hour

68. The teacher of a class with a sizeable number of Spaniards notices that the Spaniards and the other children form two separate groups on the school playground. The teacher is best advised to

(a) ignore the situation
(b) suggest that the principal organize a separate class of Spaniards
(c) call a meeting of the parents and ask them what they think should be done
(d) Organize those playground games that promote co-mingling
(e) Plan a unit on “America, the Melting Plot”

69. A class assembly programme best contributes to educational goals when it

(a) presents a well known children’s play written by a talented author
(b) features the best singers or actors in the class
(c) is prepared by the teacher and based on his/her familiarity with the class
(d) Is written by the children with help from the teacher, and is based on one of the current learning activities of the class
(e) Is praised by parents as being “just like a Broadway show”

70. When planning to develop the powers of creative thinking, the teacher should allow for all of the following experience except

(a) comparison of the treatment of a social studies topic in two textbooks
(b) failure of an experiment in science
(c) inability to locate a book in the school library
(d) failure to solve a problem because of insufficient information
(e) Solving of all problems through use of a well practiced formula

71. All of the following are applicable in good motivation except that it

(a) Should be brief
(b) Should be relevant to the pupils
(c) Should be related to the lesson that follows
(d) Need not always come at the beginning of the lesson
(e) Should always come from the teacher

72. Of the following statements above slow learners and bright children, the correct one is that
(a) bright children are likely to have a higher incidence of emotional problems
(b) slow learners are likely to have greater manual dexterity
(c) slow learners are likely to be physically stronger
(d) both groups are difficult to identify when very young
(e) both groups strive for success in school

Answers:

65. (a) in kindergarten
66. (a) if you have a very shy child, don’t call on the child, wait until the child volunteers
67. (c) Provide the child with purposeful activities that legitimize the need for movement
68. (d) Organize those playground games that promote co-mingling
69. (b) features the best singers or actors in the class
70. (e) Solving of all problems through use of a well practiced formula
71. (e) Should always come from the teacher
72. (e) both groups strive for success in school

73. A small school assigns a class teacher to several hours of school library management. Of the following, the teacher’s top priority should be to make sure that

(a) no books are lost or damaged
(b) only books that are popular with the children are ordered
(c) the card catalogue is in order
(d) the library is used appropriately by maximum number of children
(e) Children are quit while in the library

74. During a conference, the mother of the third grader asks the teacher how she can help improve her child’s reading ability. Of the following the poorest recommendation is that she should

(a) encourage the child to make regular visits to the public library
(b) give the child books as presents for birthdays and special occasions
(c) Take the child on trips to interesting places in the community
(d) Read to the child
(e) Severely limit the child watching of television

75. Creative writing should be an activity planned for

(a) only those children reading on grade level
(b) only those children who can spell and who can write cohesive sentences
(c) only those children who want to write for the class newspaper
(d) all children
(e) all children who consistently finish their regular language arts work on time

76. Student courts have not been widely adopted for the following reasons for this, the one most consistent with sound educational principles is that

(a) Children should not try to influence the behaviour of their peers
(b) Children are too lenient with their peers
(c) The teacher is really the ultimate authority, so courts are just shams
(d) Student court usually mete out only punishments
(e) Teachers are afraid that student courts will want to judge them too

77. Of the following possible procedure to procure to follow after the class has taken a spelling test, the teacher should not

(a) permit pupils to discuss the answers
(b) correct the paper of the pupils who failed to finish the test
(c) assign a drill to the entire class based on the most frequently misspelled words
(d) Record the marks because 15 per cent of the class failed
(e) Base some future language arts lesson on the results of the test

78. Of the following, the one least important to success in beginning reading is

(a) a clear and lucid speech pattern
(b) normal vision and hearing
(c) directionality
(d) knowledge of the alphabet
(e) a mental age of about six and one half years

79. Lesson planning should be guided primary by the consideration of

(a) meeting the needs of the average child in the class
(b) creating a happy classroom environment
(c) The curriculum goals
(d) Providing pupils with work
(e) Satisfying parents

80. The best procedure for a teacher to adopt with a pupil who frequently stammers in class is to

(a) Afford the child ample opportunity to recite to the class
(b) Ignore the child
(c) Suggest that the parents seek professional help
(d) Suggest that the parents apply of home instruction
(e) Keep the child after school for individual help

Answers:

73. (d) the library is used appropriately by maximum number of children
74. (e) Severely limit the child watching of television
75. (d) all children
76. (d) Student court usually mete out only punishments
77. (c) assign a drill to the entire class based on the most frequently misspelled words
78. (d) knowledge of the alphabet
79. (c) The curriculum goals
80. (c) Suggest that the parents seek professional help

81. Of the following, the most promising step for a teacher to take in order to improve class discipline is to

(a) note specific infractions for class rules in the marking book
(b) evaluate his/her material, methods, and approaches toe children
(c) consult the class and agree upon a graduated series of punishments
(d) call a class parent meeting to discuss the situation
(e) refer the worst offenders to the guidance office

82. A small machine used in the reading programme to increase rate of speed is the

(a) mnemonic device
(b) sphygmomanometer
(c) tachistoscope
(d) audiometer
(e) stadiometer

83. A teacher should be catechized for all of the following practices except

(a) undermining the role of the parent
(b) becoming overly friendly with pupils
(c) exercising firm leadership
(d) giving talented pupils special favours
(e) excusing the poor behaviour of children from broken homes

84. Team teaching is chartered by all of the following except

(a) the use of master teacher
(b) the use of large group lectures
(c) group planning
(d) inflexible groupings
(e) differentiated personnel assignments

85. A paraprofessional may properly engage in all of the following activities expect

(a) assisting on parents night
(b) conferring with parents about a child behaviour
(c) making short answer tests
(d) tutoring
(e) distributing materials

86. The teacher introduces a problem-solving lesson with a good motivation and then asks for proposed solutions. No suggestions are forthcoming. The teacher is best advised to

(a) repeat the motivation until children respond
(b) tell the student to read their text
(c) show an interesting filmstrip
(d) stimulate pupil thought by advancing a few personal proposals
(e) assign the proposed solution for homework

87. Individual differences within a class are best handled by

(a) coaching slow children after school
(b) giving the bright students free reading time
(c) peer tutoring
(d) organizing groups for specific purposes
(e) making each pupil fairly

88. A quite, reserved fourth grader brings roadmaps to school and looks at them whenever he gets a chance. The teacher should

(a) encourage the pupil to talk about them during a show and tell period
(b) tell the pupil the leave the maps at home
(c) take the maps away
(d) plan a unit on maps and globes
(e) call the mother to determine the reason for the behaviour

Answer:

81. (b) evaluate his/her material, methods, and approaches toe children
82. (c) tachistoscope
83. (c) exercising firm leadership
84. (d) inflexible groupings
85. (b) conferring with parents about a child behaviour
86. (d) stimulate pupil thought by advancing a few personal proposals
87. (d) organizing groups for specific purposes
88. (a) encourage the pupil to talk about them during a show and tell period

89. The tightly structured lesson that is taught with little flexibility is least conductive to the learning of the student who

(a) is culturally disadvantaged
(b) is hyperactive
(c) has an 85 IQ
(d) has a 125 IQ
(e) is learning disabled

90. The discovery method of teaching is best exemplified by

(a) play activities
(b) rote learning
(c) independent study projects
(d) the open textbook lesson
(e) audio visual lesson

91. The best procedure for a teacher to follow when a pupil habitually calls out in class is to

(a) ask for a percent conference
(b) put a demerit in the making book on each occasion
(c) refuse to recognize the pupil even when he/she is acting appropriately
(d) refer the pupil to the guidance counselor
(e) call on the pupil to answer questions that are within his/her ability level

92. Ramesh tells her teacher that three other girls, who the teacher knows are Ramesh’s friends, copy from each other on all the tests. Of the following the teacher is best advised to first

(a) give the three girls a zero on the last two tests
(b) confer with Ramesh’s mother
(c) try to understand why Ramesh said this
(d) refer the three girls to the guidance counselor
(e) ignore the remark

93. Most educators agree that oral reading

(a) comes naturally to good readers
(b) is do difficult to do well that it is waste of time to teach it
(c) is useful only for appreciation of poetry
(d) requires an audience situation
(e) is only for poor readers so they can hear their own mistakes and be motivated to correct them

94. After a lesson is taught the teacher’s lesson plan should be

(a) thrown away
(b) annotated
(c) filed for use by a substitute teacher
(d) filed for use at the same time next year
(e) sent to the supervisor for evaluation

95. Of the following, the least appropriate opening day activity is

(a) saluting the flag
(b) assigning homework
(c) outlining the day’s schedule
(d) tending to class housekeeping
(e) giving a brief quiz

96. The discovery method of learning is best exemplified by

(a) programmed instruction
(b) experimentation in a science laboratory
(c) team teaching
(d) mainstreaming
(e) individualized programming

Answers:

89. (d) has a 125 IQ
90. (c) independent study projects
91. (e) Call on the pupil to answer questions that are within his /her ability level
92. (c) try to understand why Ramesh said this
93. (d) requires an audience situation
94. (b) annotated
95. (b) assigning homework
96. (b) experimentation in a science laboratory

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