Kerala PSC LP/UP School Assistant Expected Questions - 01

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Directions : Answer the following questions by  selecting the most appropriate option.
1. ‘‘Development is a never ending process.’’ This idea is associated with
(1) Principle of integration
(2) Principle of interaction
(3) Principle of interrelation
(4) Principle of continuity

2. Four distinct stages of children’s intellectual development are identified by
(1) Skinner
(2) Piaget
(3) Kohlberg
(4) Erikson

3. Parents should play a ___________ role in the learning process of young children.
(1) sympathetic
(2) neutral
(3) negative
(4) proactive

4. The ‘insight theory of learning’ is promoted by
(1) Jean Piaget
(2) Vygotsky
(3) ‘Gestalt’ theorists
(4) Pavlov

5. Motivation, in the process of learning,
(1) makes learners think unidirectionally
(2) creates interest for learning among young learners
(3) sharpens the memory of learners
(4) differentiates new learning from old learning

6. Which of the following is not a sign of an intelligent young child ?
(1) One who carries on thinking in an abstract manner
(2) One who can adjust oneself in a new environment
(3) One who has the ability to cram long essays very quickly
(4) One who has the ability to communicate fluently and appropriately

7. Which is the place where the child’s ‘cognitive’ development is defined in the best way ?
(1) Auditorium
(2) Home
(3) Playground
(4) School and classroom environment

8. The stage in which a  child begins to think logically about objects and events is known as
(1) Pre-operational stage
(2) Concrete operational stage
(3) Sensori-motor stage
(4) Formal operational stage

9. Which of the following is not related to the socio-psychological needs of the child ?
(1) Regular elimination of waste products from the body
(2) Need for company
(3) Need for appreciation or social approval
(4) Need for emotional security

10. Which of the following will foster creativity among learners ?
(1) Emphasizing achievement goals from the beginning of school life
(2) Coaching students for good marks in examination
(3) Teaching the students the practical value of good education
(4) Providing opportunities to question and to nurture the innate talents of every learner

11. ‘Mind mapping’ refers to
(1) drawing the picture of a mind
(2) researching the functioning of the mind
(3) a technique to enhance comprehension
(4) a plan of action for an adventure

12. ‘‘A yung child responds to a new situation on the basis of the response made by him/her in a similar situation as in the past.’’ This is related to
(1) ‘Law of Attitude’ of learning process
(2) ‘Law of Readiness’ of learning
(3) ‘Law of Analogy’ of learning
(4) ‘Law of Effect’ of learning

13. The best way, specially at primary level, to address the learning difficulties of students is to use
(1) easy and interesting textbooks
(2) story-telling method
(3) a variety of teaching methods suited to the disability
(4) expensive and glossy support material

14. Education of children with special needs should be provided
(1) in special schools
(2) by special teachers in special schools
(3) along with other normal children
(4) by methods developed for special children in special schools

15. ‘Dyslexia’ is associated with
(1) Reading disorder
(2) Behavioural disorder
(3) Mental disorder
(4) Mathematical disorder

16. ___________ is not considered a sign of ‘being gifted’.
(1) Novelty in expression
(2) Curiosity
(3) Creative ideas
(4) Fighting with others

17. A student of V-grade with ‘visual deficiency’ should be
(1) treated normally in the classroom and provided support through Audio CDs
(2) given special treatment in the classroom
(3) excused to do a lower level of work
(4) helped with his/her routine-work by parents and friends

18. Which of the following statements cannot be considered as a feature of the process of learning ?
(1) Learning is goal-oriented
(2) Unlearning is also a learning process
(3) Educational institutions are the only place where learning takes place
(4) Learning is a comprehensive process

19. Learning can be enriched if
(1) teachers use different types of lectures and explanation
(2) due attention is paid to periodic tests in the class
(3) situations from the real world are brought into the class in which students interact with each other and the teacher facilitates
(4) more and more teaching aids are used in the class

20. To make assessment a ‘useful and interesting’ process, one should be careful about
(1) using a variety of ways to collect information about the student’s learning across the  scholastic and coscholastic boundaries
(2) using technical language to give feedback
(3) making comparisons between different students
(4) labelling students as intelligent or average learners

21. A teacher, because of his/her democratic nature, allows students to sit all over the class. Some sit together and discuss or do group reading. Some sit quietly and read themselves. A parent does not like it. Which of the following may be the best way to handle the situation ?
(1) Parents should show trust in the teacher and discuss the problem with the teacher
(2) Parents should take away the child from that school
(3) Parents should complain against the teacher to the principal
(4) Parents should request the principal to change the section of their ward

22. Which of the following should be considered the most important quality of a teacher at primary level ?
(1) Competence in methods of teaching and knowledge of subjects
(2) Competence to teach in highly standardised language
(3) Eagerness to teach
(4) Patience and perseverance
23. ___________ is considered a sign of motivated teaching.
(1) Questioning by students
(2) Pin drop silence in the class
(3) Maximum attendance in the class
(4) Remedial work given by the teacher

24. At lower classes, play-way method of teaching is based on
(1) psychological principles of development and growth
(2) sociological principles of teaching
(3) theory of physical education programmes
(4) principles of methods of teaching

25. The term ‘curriculum’ in the field of education refers to
(1) evaluation process
(2) text-material to be used in the class
(3) methods of teaching and the content to be taught
(4) overall programme of the school which students experience on a day-to-day basis

26. According to Piaget, at which of the following stages does a child begin to think logically about abstract propositions ?
(1) Sensori-motor stage (Birth – 02 years)
(2) Pre-operational stage (02 – 07 years)
(3) Concrete operational stage (07 – 11 years)
(4) Formal operational stage (11 years and up)

27. A teacher should make an attempt to understand the potentialities of her/his students. Which of the following fields is related to this objective ?
(1) Media – Psychology
(2) Educational Psychology
(3) Educational Sociology
(4) Social Philosophy

28. Kritika who does not talk much at home, talks a lot at school. It shows that
(1) she does not like her home at all
(2) her thoughts get acknowledged at school
(3) the school provides opportunities to children to talk a lot
(4) teachers demand that children should talk a lot at school

29. ‘‘Children actively construct their understanding of the world’’ is a statement attributed to
(1) Kohlberg
(2) Skinner
(3) Piaget
(4) Pavlov

30. In which of the following stages do children become active members of their peer group ?
(1) Early childhood
(2) Childhood
(3) Adolescence
(4) Adulthood

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