UGC-NET Special Edition - Teaching

Aptitude
There are eight questions in each set. Answers to questions in a set are provided at the end oI
each set. Questions have been compiled in such a manner that it is easy to Iollow and memorize.
We recommend that you go to the answers only aIter 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 oI all scores by the number oI scores
(b) determining the middle score when all the scores have been listed Irom the highest to the
lowest
(c) determining the most Irequent score.
(d) Adding all the scores and dividing by the most Irequent 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) identiIy areas oI pupil deIiciency
(b) evaluate the reading instruction programme.
(c) Serve as a basis Ior report card marks
(d) Serve as the basis Ior a parent conIerence
(e) Serve as the basis Ior 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) transIerence
(c) indentiIication
(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) Beniamin Bloom
(b) Margaret Mead
(c) Martin Mayer
(d) Fritiz Redl
(e) Nathan Glazer

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

(a) inherited biological potential Ior learning
(b) ethnic origin oI parents
(c) Iamily background and training
(d) classroom experiences
(e) selI 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 selI-control
(b) being impersonal and obiective
(c) understanding the oIIense
(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 Irom a previous test and allow the pupils to answer them
(c) do nothing
(d) coach the below grade level readers, as the rest oI 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) conIusion oI leIt and right directionality
(b) possessing an IQ oI 90
(c) having older siblings who are successIul readers
(d) never having attended kindergarten
(e) being an avid television watcher

Answers to questions on Teaching Aptitude:

1. (a) dividing the sum oI all scores by the number oI scores
2. (c) Serve as a basis Ior report card marks
3. (c) indentiIication
4. (a) Beniamin Bloom
5. (b) ethnic origin oI 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) conIusion oI leIt and right directionality

. 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 diIIiculty with gross motor coordination
(b) have anxiety Ieelings about pleasing adults
(c) conIine his/her interests to the here and now
(d) be eager Ior 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) FiIty per cent
(d) Eighty per cent
(e) Hundred per cent

13. The term identical elements is closely associated with:

(a) group instruction
(b) transIer oI learning
(c) iealousy between twins
(d) similar test questions
(e) The scientiIic 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

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

(a) inventory test
(b) preIerence test
(c) survey test
(d) proiective 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 oI EIIect
(d) Thorndike`s Law oI 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 Ior peer approval
12. (c) FiIty per cent
13. (b) transIer oI learning
14. (a) too young to be taught classroom routines
15. (d) proiective test
16. (c) Thorndike`s Law oI EIIect

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

(a) They are generated by an early emotional experience
(b) The suIIerer cannot the impulse to avoid them
(c) The suIIerer will resort to reckless activities to conceal them
(d) They can be overcome
(e) Acrophobia is a Iear oI open places agoraphobia is a Iear oI 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 reinIorcement
(d) sarcasm
(e) repression

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

(a) they have the same potential Ior success in school.
(b) they have the same IQ
(c) their interests are similar
(d) their ability to learn may be quite diIIerent
(e) they copied Irom 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) Iantasy
(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) Irequency
(c) readiness
(d) eIIect
(e) exercise

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

(a) their parent`s attitudes
(b) the attitudes oI their peer
(c) the inIluence oI television
(d) their sibling` attitudes
(e) their religious aIIiliation

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

(a) asking pupils to correct their answers aIter 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 oI their child`s marks.
(d) Having pupil`s keep a record oI their own test marks
(e) ConIerring with pupils about the results oI a group oI tests.

Answers:

17. (e) acrophobia is a Iear oI open places agoraphobia is a Iear oI high places
18. (c) negative reinIorcement
19. (d) their ability to learn may be quite diIIerent
20. (c) claustrophobia
21. (a) an attention getting device
22. (d) eIIect
23. (a) their parent`s attitudes
24. (b) discussing an individual pupil`s test marks with the class

2. 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 oI a sense oI time
(b) interest in encyclopaedias and dictionaries
(c) uneasy relationships with peers.
(d) Easy retention oI Iacts
(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 diIIer sharply with those oI the community
(b) Provide Ior stability oI staIIing
(c) Allow an experienced teacher to plan creatively
(d) Protect teachers Irom excessive requirements oI principals
(e) Prevent teachers Irom leaving to accept positions in higher paying school districts

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

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

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

(a) monitor the quality oI teacher training institutions
(b) provide Ior a uniIorm standard oI entry-level teacher competency throughout the state
(c) exclude Irom the proIession those not trained in pedagogy
(d) exclude Irom the proIession those who are mentally unhealthy
(e) provide a basis Ior acceptable perIormance based on teacher evaluation

31. The incorrectly associated pair is

(a) Joseph Lancaster contract plan
(b) Beniamin 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 Ior rewards and punishments
(c) allow children to watch only those programmes selected by the parents
(d) encourage Iamily viewing and discussion oI iointly selected programmes
(e) give children Ireedom 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 diIIer sharply with those oI the community
29. (a) the rapid increase in school pollution
30. (b) provide Ior a uniIorm standard oI entry-level teacher competency throughout the state
31. (a) Joseph Lancaster contract plan
32. (d) give children Ireedom to selected whatever they want to see

33. Curriculum makers have the most difficulty when:

(a) there is an inIlationary cycle
(b) the nature oI the student population is changing
(c) parents are participants
(d) teachers unions insist on input
(e) school boards must their Iinal 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 Iavour 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 oI their own teaching
(d) this is the best way Ior principals to evaluate how well pupils are learning
(e) pupils will have no reason to bring presents to their teachers

3. A major contribution of the 1esuits to education includes all of the following except:

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

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

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

3. The disadvantaged child`s chances for success in school will be maximized when:

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

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

(a) Ninety Five Theses
(b) Translation oI the Bible into German
(c) Advocacy oI science curriculum Ior the universities
(d) Concept oI iustiIication by good works
(e) Advocacy oI church control oI schools

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

(a) heterogeneous grouping is undemocratic
(b) Drill periods should be brieI
(c) Study habits should be taught
(d) Overlearning constitutes a waste oI time
(e) The quality oI a student`s notes book should be a Iactor in Iormulating the student`s mark

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

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

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

(a) 'Tom is always Iidgeting; he must be hyperactive¨
(b) ' On 12/1, 12/2, 12/4, during reading group time, Tom Iidgeted in his seat"
(c) 'Tom doesn`t like reading; he always Iidgets during a reading lesion¨
(d) 'Tom is always Iidgeting; his parents must be putting a lot oI pressure on him¨
(e) 'Tom is a Iidgeter¨

4. 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) reIer the matter to the guidance counselor
(b) conIer with the parent to discuss the educational purpose oI the trip
(c) give the class a homework assignment Ior 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 oI the trip
(e) Tell the class that the trip will be cancelled iI 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 oI recommended television programmes Ior home viewing
(c) teacher previewing oI all Iimstrips to be shown to the class
(d) allowing children to decide which educational television programmes they will view in class
(e) providing study guides Ior class viewing oI Iims

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 oI children`s stories

Answer:

41. (b) Translation oI the Bible into German
42. (d) Overlearning constitutes a waste oI 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 Iidgeted in his seat"
45. (e) independent study
46. (b) conIer with the parent to discuss the educational purpose oI the trip
47. (d) allowing children to decide which educational television programmes they will view in
class
48. (a) guided silent reading

4. 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 oI pupils who create the most serious inIractions
(c) isolate those most responsible Ior the misbehaviour
(d) ascertain the extent to which his/her methods and/or curriculum are responsible
(e) Ask the advice oI his/her grade leader

0. 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 oI the room
(b) make a note oI this behaviour in the child`s permanent record
(c) ignore the behaviour, as it will eventually disappear
(d) arrange a parent conIerence to try to determine causation
(e) assign the pupil to detention

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

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

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

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

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

(a) practice parliamentary procedure
(b) develop the leadership skills oI the high achievers
(c) develop skills oI cooperative learning and problem solving
(d) acquire Iactual inIormation eIIiciently
(e) learn socialization skills

4. 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 breakIasts
(c) A child with an auditory handicap may be completely unaware oI it
(d) Children like teachers who are Iirm and consistent
(e) Girls are superior to boys oI the same age in mathematical abilities

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

(a) Creative methods can used to achieve traditional goals
(b) Teachers may Iail to achieve satisIactory adiustment oI some children despite use oI optimum
procedures
(c) When given, a punishment should immediately Iollow the misbehaviour
(d) Teachers should allow acting out children to handle manipulative materials
(e) Teachers should reIer all children with emotional problems to the guidance counsellor

6. 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) Iourth-grade basal reader
(b) tape recorder
(c) high interest, low level book oI stories
(d) sixth grade workbook
(e) local newspaper

Answer:

49. (b) lower the grades oI pupils who create the most serious inIractions
50. (d) arrange a parent conIerence 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 oI cooperative learning and problem solving
54. (e) Girls are superior to boys oI the same age in mathematical abilities
55. (e) Teachers should reIer all children with emotional problems to the guidance counselor
56. (c) high interest, low level book oI stories

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

(a) allowing him/her to Iingerpoint
(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

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

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

. 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 oI 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 Iinals
(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 diIIicult to ascertain pupil learning in a lecture lesson
(c) the lecture method is more conducive to larger classes
(d) slow children drive more beneIit Irom 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 oI the absentees
(b) schedule tests throughout the week
(c) do nothing
(d) tell the pupils that missing two tests will result in a Iailing mark
(e) schedule all tests Ior Monday, aIter the children have had a restIul 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 Irom the text book
(b) plan many hands-on activities
(c) show many Iilmstrips
(d) prepare many dittoed sheets Ior 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 oI child reading
(e) oIIer a cup oI coIIee 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 oI pupils
60. (c) Standardized tests
61. (d) slow children drive more beneIit Irom 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 oI child reading

6. Career education should begin

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

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) iI 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 Iind something worthwhile to praise
(c) When a child misbehaves, Iirst look Ior the reaction
(d) Write an interesting question on the board Ior 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 Ior remaining in his/her seat
(b) Allow the child to leave his/her seat whenever he/she becomes restless
(c) Provide the child with purposeIul activities that legitimize the need Ior movement
(d) Isolate the child Irom the class
(e) Give the child a pass to the lavatory every halI 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 oI Spaniards
(c) call a meeting oI 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¨

6. 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) Ieatures the best singers or actors in the class
(c) is prepared by the teacher and based on his/her Iamiliarity with the class
(d) Is written by the children with help Irom the teacher, and is based on one oI the current
learning activities oI the class
(e) Is praised by parents as being 'iust 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 oI the treatment oI a social studies topic in two textbooks
(b) Iailure oI an experiment in science
(c) inability to locate a book in the school library
(d) Iailure to solve a problem because oI insuIIicient inIormation
(e) Solving oI all problems through use oI a well practiced Iormula

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

(a) Should be brieI
(b) Should be relevant to the pupils
(c) Should be related to the lesson that Iollows
(d) Need not always come at the beginning oI the lesson
(e) Should always come Irom 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 oI 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 diIIicult to identiIy when very young
(e) both groups strive Ior success in school

Answers:

65. (a) in kindergarten
66. (a) iI you have a very shy child, don`t call on the child, wait until the child volunteers
67. (c) Provide the child with purposeIul activities that legitimize the need Ior movement
68. (d) Organize those playground games that promote co-mingling
69. (b) Ieatures the best singers or actors in the class
70. (e) Solving oI all problems through use oI a well practiced Iormula
71. (e) Should always come Irom the teacher
72. (e) both groups strive Ior 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 oI 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 Ior 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 oI television

7. 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 Ior the class newspaper
(d) all children
(e) all children who consistently Iinish 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 inIluence the behaviour oI their peers
(b) Children are too lenient with their peers
(c) The teacher is really the ultimate authority, so courts are iust shams
(d) Student court usually mete out only punishments
(e) Teachers are aIraid that student courts will want to iudge 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 oI the pupils who Iailed to Iinish the test
(c) assign a drill to the entire class based on the most Irequently misspelled words
(d) Record the marks because 15 per cent oI the class Iailed
(e) Base some Iuture language arts lesson on the results oI 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 oI the alphabet
(e) a mental age oI about six and one halI years

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

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

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

(a) AIIord the child ample opportunity to recite to the class
(b) Ignore the child
(c) Suggest that the parents seek proIessional help
(d) Suggest that the parents apply oI home instruction
(e) Keep the child aIter school Ior individual help

Answers:

73. (d) the library is used appropriately by maximum number oI children
74. (e) Severely limit the child watching oI 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 Irequently misspelled words
78. (d) knowledge oI the alphabet
79. (c) The curriculum goals
80. (c) Suggest that the parents seek proIessional help

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

(a) note speciIic inIractions Ior 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 oI punishments
(d) call a class parent meeting to discuss the situation
(e) reIer the worst oIIenders to the guidance oIIice

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 oI the parent
(b) becoming overly Iriendly with pupils
(c) exercising Iirm leadership
(d) giving talented pupils special Iavours
(e) excusing the poor behaviour oI children Irom broken homes

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

(a) the use oI master teacher
(b) the use oI large group lectures
(c) group planning
(d) inIlexible groupings
(e) diIIerentiated personnel assignments

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

(a) assisting on parents night
(b) conIerring 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 Iilmstrip
(d) stimulate pupil thought by advancing a Iew personal proposals
(e) assign the proposed solution Ior homework

87. Individual differences within a class are best handled by

(a) coaching slow children aIter school
(b) giving the bright students Iree reading time
(c) peer tutoring
(d) organizing groups Ior speciIic purposes
(e) making each pupil Iairly

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 Ior the behaviour

Answer:

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

8. 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

0. The discovery method of teaching is best exemplified by

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

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

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

2. 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) conIer with Ramesh`s mother
(c) try to understand why Ramesh said this
(d) reIer the three girls to the guidance counselor
(e) ignore the remark

3. Most educators agree that oral reading

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

4. After a lesson is taught the teacher`s lesson plan should be

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

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

(a) saluting the Ilag
(b) assigning homework
(c) outlining the day`s schedule
(d) tending to class housekeeping
(e) giving a brieI quiz

6. 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 proiects
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 laborator







T¢acbing Aptitud¢: sampl¢ qu¢stions
1Ŧ Some students do not show any signs of understanding. Under such circumstances I
would rather not
aŦ Waste my time on them
bŦ Feet motivated to each them
cŦ Feel impatient but try to simplify
dŦ Scold them
2Ŧ Ancient Indian teachers applied some psychological principles in educating the young
child from pre-school age adolescence. They recognized the role of
aŦ Convent system of schooling
bŦ Sense and perceptions in learning and teaching
cŦ :7:: type of schooling
dŦ None of the above
3Ŧ When you make a mistake while teaching in the class and your students points it out
angrily then what will you do?
aŦ You will scold the student and angrily resist him
bŦ You will feel sorry for committing a blunder
cŦ You will break all the limits of anger
dŦ You will leave the class for few day.
4Ŧ What will you do as a teacher if the students do not attend your class?
aŦ Keep quiet considering the present attitude of students
bŦ Blame the students for their absence
cŦ Think of using some interesting methods of teaching
dŦ Know the reasons and try to remove them
3Ŧ Which of the qualities described below make a teacher popular amongst students?
aŦ A teacher help the students during educational work and the hour of need.
bŦ A teacher who overlooks the student´s mischieves.
cŦ A teacher who behaves with students in a friendly way.
dŦ None of the above
6Ŧ Students differ greatly in their susceptibility to anger due to heredity, health status
and environment and to the way they are dealt with by adults. As a teacher, how will
you try to direct his attention towards something else:
aŦ Grown up children should be taught a problem solving behaviour in coping
with situation that provoke anger.
bŦ Angle should be used into socially acceptable channel
cŦ They must be taught how to express anger so as to avoid disapproval
dŦ All of these
7Ŧ Teacher should not demand their pupils which is beyond their stage of growth. If
they do so, they only cause
aŦ frustration
bŦ frustrations, heighten tension and nervousness in children
cŦ encouragement to students to learn more
dŦ None of the above.
8Ŧ A serious minded teacher as a rule
aŦ Allows the mistakes to be committed and explains how to minimize those
mistakes
bŦ Takes all precaution so that students never commit mistakes
cŦ Never allows any mistakes on the part of his students
dŦ Should mildly punish students who commit mistakes
9Ŧ If a teacher has to establish his credibility in evaluation answer scripts he must be
aŦ lenient
bŦ b. strict
cŦ objective
dŦ prompt
10Ŧ How should a teacher behave with the students?
aŦ Father like
bŦ A friend like
cŦ General
dŦ Elder like
11Ŧ Sympathy has great educational significance. It leads to altruism and true fellow-
feeling. Thus teacher´s should develop
aŦ a egostic personality
bŦ neutral feelings
cŦ good moral conduct
dŦ sympathic towards good students only
12Ŧ A teacher is the leader both de jure and de facto. He is in the authority before the
students, and so it is his right to lead. While assuming leadership of the students, he
should follow some important principles.
aŦ preparation and planning
bŦ creating right atmosphere in the class
cŦ providing opportunities
dŦ all of the above
13Ŧ A children is a back-bencher and is unable to watch the black-board clearly,
therefore he stands, see and sit repeatedly. What inference will you draw with the
student´s difficulty?
aŦ The child has a poor eye-sight
bŦ The black board may have shinning effect of light
cŦ The child may have defective eyes
dŦ The child is creating mischief.
14Ŧ A teacher´s most precious item is his
aŦ job
bŦ pay
cŦ pride
dŦ student´s faith
13Ŧ If a student is constantly rubbing his eyes and is inattentive during blackboard work
he is having
aŦ adjustment problem
bŦ hearing problem
cŦ diversion of mind
dŦ any of the above
16Ŧ An effective teacher is expected to
aŦ reduce the anxiety level of students to moderate level
bŦ encourage the students to make initiative
cŦ to make students feel that education is their need
dŦ all of the above
17Ŧ Quality of education in a school/college can be measured through
aŦ manpower, teachers and principal available
bŦ infrastructural facilities available
cŦ student´s achievement
dŦ all of the above
18Ŧ Why is a teacher is called as a leader of the class
aŦ He masters the art of oratory like a political leader.
bŦ He is the autocratic emperor of his class.
cŦ He belongs to a recognized teacher´s union
dŦ He is maker of the future of his students
19Ŧ Observable behaviours which a teacher can use in the class to bring home to the
pupil an idea or point is technically called
aŦ teaching skills
bŦ demonstration
cŦ communication facilities
dŦ none of these
20Ŧ The male students of your class are annoyed with you on the pretext you have
favour to the female students. In such a an embarrassing situation how would you
like to control them in the class
aŦ You will tell the male students that girls have no option except to depend on
the school teacher for their academic assistance
bŦ You will justify that most of the female students are more sincere towards
their studies than male students.
cŦ You will justify to the male students that it is difficult for you refuse the
request made by female students.
dŦ None of the above.
21Ŧ After a lecture, if a student asks you a question, and you do not know the answer of
the question, what will be your response in that situation
aŦ You will not answer
bŦ You will say that the question is improper
cŦ You will discourage the student
dŦ You promise to give the answer next lecture
22Ŧ A teacher learns the maximum from the
aŦ books
bŦ principal
cŦ well wishers
dŦ students
23Ŧ As a teacher, which behaviour of a student will you consider as a serious matter
aŦ If he asks multiple questions in a class room
bŦ If he does not complete the homework
cŦ During a lecture/studies he talks to an other student
dŦ To be slow in studies.
24Ŧ A teacher exploits students in your school. In this situation, you will
aŦ not interfere in this matter
bŦ report the matter to the principal
cŦ guide the teacher please stop this activity
dŦ go on satyagraha against the teacher
23Ŧ If students absents from the classes for a long time,
aŦ you will try to know the cause of his absence
bŦ you would be neutral and would not show any interest in it
cŦ he would be absent due to some personal reasons
dŦ it is not duty of teacher
26Ŧ To stop malpractice of mass-copying in the examinations, what will you do?
aŦ You will give punishment to student and his parent
bŦ You will give severe punishment to students
cŦ You will try to give moral education to the students
dŦ You will rusticate the students forever from the school
27Ŧ Effective teaching means
aŦ Corporal punishment given to students at the time of moral offences.
bŦ Love, cooperation, sympathy, affection and encouragement given to students.
cŦ Individualized instruction and open class room discussion
dŦ Both (a) and (c)
28Ŧ If a high caste teacher adopts a discriminatory attitude towards a low caste students
his behaviour
aŦ correct according to his religion
bŦ against the national spirit, and need of the hour
cŦ not against the constitutional provisions
dŦ not against the code of teacher´s professionalism of UNESCO
29Ŧ The professional requirements of a teacher as explained in the UNESCO publication
is/are
aŦ Innovativeness in approach and teaching strategies
bŦ Mastery over the subject and competency of teaching
cŦ Justice to the profession
dŦ All of the above
30Ŧ A teacher can guide students very much efficiently, because
aŦ students obey teacher´s orders
bŦ he is the boss of the students
cŦ students fear him
dŦ he understand student´s psychology
31Ŧ Before starting instruction a teacher should
aŦ be aware of the environmental variables acting on the mind of the pupils
bŦ know the existing knowledge of his students and their background knowledge
cŦ be competent enough to arouse the curiosity of his pupils
dŦ all of the above
32Ŧ Many experienced teacher go into a class room and embark straight away upon a
lesson. As a beginner to the teaching profession you will
aŦ do as the student´s like
bŦ make a written note of your preparation
cŦ adopt the same procedure
dŦ None of the above
33Ŧ In order to help educationally backward child, it is necessary for a teacher
aŦ to find out the cause of his backwardness
bŦ to refer him other competent teacher
cŦ to skip such students
dŦ None of the above
34Ŧ A teacher meeting his students for the first time should
aŦ develop rapport with the class
bŦ start teaching without caring the students like and dislikes
cŦ give a broad outline of the whole subject
dŦ (b) and (c) both
33Ŧ Verbal guidance is least effective in teaching
aŦ relationship
bŦ concept and facts
cŦ attitude
dŦ skills
36Ŧ There will be better communication in a lecture if a teacher
aŦ reads from prepared notes
bŦ prepares the notes will in advance and uses them as a guide
cŦ talks extempore
dŦ talks extempore drawing examples from other disciplines
37Ŧ Drop outs are more likely to be
aŦ vulnerable to the requirement of the public assistance
bŦ unemployed
cŦ engaged in anti-social behaviour
dŦ all of these
38Ŧ Teachers should study educational philosophy because
aŦ they do not have their own philosophy
bŦ they do not know it
cŦ philosophy is he backbone of all disciplines
dŦ they may improve their work by clarifying their own philosophy
39Ŧ If you invite your personal friends and colleagues in your son´s birthday party, the
procedure of it will be
aŦ only personal invitation will be extended to most dear ones.
bŦ Only a specific group of teachers will be invited
cŦ Extend invitation to al the teachers without any distinction
dŦ You would invite all the personnel of the school
40Ŧ Class room discipline can be maintained effectively
aŦ by putting of fancy clothes in the classroom
bŦ providing a programme which is according to the need and interest of the
pupils
cŦ knowing the cause of indiscipline and handling it with stern hand
dŦ none of the above
41Ŧ If a student, wears some odd dress and attends your class, you will
aŦ ask the student do not to attend the class
bŦ make a joke on him
cŦ communicate him not to wear such cloths
dŦ not give any attention on it.
42Ŧ You are a teacher of literature. A chapter of a book deals with biography of scientists
and his works. In this situation, what would you do with this chapter?
aŦ you would ask the students to read themselves
bŦ you would request the Science teacher, to teach this chapter to the students
cŦ you would consult other book concerning with the scientist and then you
would teach the lesson to students
dŦ Any one of them
43Ŧ When your personal friend seeks your assistance to get his ward´s admission in the
school, how would you extend your cooperation to him?
aŦ You would extend all types of support as you have intimate relationship
bŦ You would not help him
cŦ You would put forward some lame excuse
dŦ None of the above
44Ŧ If a principal of your college, charges you with the act of negligence of duties, how
would you behave with him?
aŦ you would take revenge by giving physical and mental agony to him
bŦ you would neglect him
cŦ you would take a tough stand against the charges
dŦ you would keep yourself alert and make his efforts unfruitful
43Ŧ You loss your behaviour when you are maltreated by others. When you show such
behaviour in relation to others, what do you think?
aŦ You are the elder one, and have the authority to behave in such a manner.
bŦ Behave as you expect from others
cŦ I must control myself
dŦ None of the above.
46Ŧ If a teacher requests you to do a favour in a female student´s evaluation, what would
you like to do in this situation?
aŦ You will teach him a moral lesson against injustice
bŦ You will remind him about the morality of being a teacher
cŦ You will evaluate the answer-book honestly and award marks accordingly
dŦ None of the above.
47Ŧ If some students fail in the examination it is the fault of
aŦ the principal
bŦ the teacher
cŦ pupils themselves
dŦ text books
48Ŧ If majority of students in your class are weak you should
aŦ keep your speed of teaching fast so that students comprehension level may
increase
bŦ not care abut the intelligent students
cŦ keep your teaching slow
dŦ keep your teaching slow along with some extra guidance to bright pupils
49Ŧ In the final analysis, teaching must be though of mainly as a process of
aŦ hearing the recitation of pupils
bŦ directing the activities of the pupils
cŦ asking questions and evaluating the learning
dŦ all of the above
30Ŧ Democracy in the classroom is best reflected through
aŦ allowing student´s freedom to the observance of classroom rules and
regulations
bŦ allowing the class to decide the curricular experience of the classroom
cŦ allowing the maximum participation of all the students in classroom activities
dŦ none of the above
31Ŧ A teacher who is not able to draw the attention of his students should
aŦ evaluate his teaching method and improve it
bŦ find fault in his pupils
cŦ resign form the post
dŦ start dictating
32Ŧ Teachers who are enthusiastic in the class-room teaching
aŦ simply drmatise to hold the student´s attention
bŦ often lack proficiency in the subjects which stays hidden under their
enthusiasm.
cŦ Involve their students in the teaching learning process
dŦ All of the above
33Ŧ Use of telecast materials
aŦ enhances concentration and learning
bŦ increases retention power
cŦ reduces the burden of the teacher
dŦ all of the above
34Ŧ The students who keep on asking question in the class
aŦ should be encouraged to find answers independently
bŦ should be encouraged to participate in the classroom discussion
cŦ should be advised to meet the teacher after the class
dŦ should be encouraged to continue questioning
33Ŧ All of the following statements regarding a teacher are correct except that he is/he
aŦ a friend, guide and philosopher
bŦ teaches what the students do not know
cŦ changes his attitudes and behaviour according to the need of society
dŦ the leader of the class
36Ŧ In order to develop rapport with your pupils you should
aŦ behave them in a democratic way
bŦ guide them
cŦ have communicative ability
dŦ all of the above
37Ŧ A teacher is expected to do all except
aŦ help pupils to solve their problems
bŦ participation in community activities
cŦ taking interest in politics
dŦ sponsor clubs and other school affairs
38Ŧ A mentality retarded student attends your lecture and sit in a deaf and dumb manner
what will you do?
aŦ Make your lecture very simple and spare some extra time for him
bŦ You pressurized the student to leave the class
cŦ You do not like to spoil majority for the individual
dŦ You do not support him at all
39Ŧ An effective teacher adopts the norms of the
aŦ democratic society
bŦ autocratic society
cŦ laizzes faire society
dŦ all of the above according to the situation
60Ŧ While dealing with juvenile delinquents a teacher should
aŦ play them with filthy sex jokes
bŦ talk with them frankly and guide and channelize their potentialities in
constructive ways.
cŦ Complain to the principal against them
dŦ None of the above
61Ŧ The adage of maintaining good relations with others is
aŦ kaleidoscopic personality
bŦ sycophancy
cŦ attractive features and mental make up
dŦ control over emotions
62Ŧ The male students of your class are annoyed with you on the pretext you have been
easily approached the girl students and o a favour to them (girls). In such a an
embarrassing situation how would you like to control them in the class
aŦ You will tell the male students that girls have no option except to depend on
the school teacher for their academic assistance
bŦ You will justify that most of the female students are more sincere towards
their studies than male students
cŦ You will communicate to the male students that it is difficult for you refuse
the request made by female students
dŦ None of the above
63Ŧ TV is superior to radio as teaching aid because it
aŦ is costly
bŦ invites two senses - hearing and vision simultaneously leading to more
accurate form of learning
cŦ is generally liked by pupils
dŦ all of the above
64Ŧ Arrange the following teaching process in order
(i) relating the present knowledge with the previous knowledge
(ii) evaluation
(iii) re-teaching
(iv) formulating objectives
(v) presentation of materials
aŦ (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)
bŦ (ii), (i), (iii), (iv), (v)
cŦ (v), (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)
dŦ (iv), (i), (v), (ii), (iii)
63Ŧ If students are not able to follow, you should
aŦ make the matter easy
bŦ give the prompt
cŦ illustrate with examples
dŦ all of the above
66Ŧ Which of the following steps would you consider first as an effective communicator?
aŦ plan the evaluation procedure
bŦ select the channels of communication
cŦ specify the objectives of communication
dŦ identify various media of communication
67Ŧ The best educational programme is one which is according to the
aŦ ability of the child
bŦ need of the child
cŦ interest of child
dŦ all of these along with the need of the society
68Ŧ Some of your colleagues are busy in cracking filthy jokes during their leisure in
college. You are also a member of that group but unable to stop them. What would
you do to avoid it?
aŦ You advice your colleagues to mind their languages while cracking jokes in
college
bŦ You persuade them not to waste their leisure time is filthy jokes.
cŦ You change the groups or live in isolation because you don´t relish it.
dŦ You remind them of their noble profession
69Ŧ You have children. You are a teacher. How would like to behave with your students
in comparison to your children
aŦ Just like own children
bŦ Repressed treatment
cŦ Equal treatment is not possible to all the students
dŦ It is better to lend item a free hand
70Ŧ Which of the following is the most important single factor in underlying the success
of beginning a teacher?
aŦ Communicative ability
bŦ Scholarship
cŦ Personality an its ability to relate to the class and to the pupils
dŦ Organizational ability
71Ŧ An effective teaching means all of the following except
aŦ a teacher teaches with enthusiasm
bŦ a teacher find fault in his students
cŦ a teacher is interested in making the subject matter understood rather than
on completing the course.
dŦ A teacher puts emphasis more on teaching than on class control
72Ŧ A teacher in the class should keep the pitch of his voice
aŦ high enough
bŦ moderate
cŦ low
dŦ sometime low and sometime high
73Ŧ How will you demonstrate your impartial behaviour?
aŦ By maintaining his high self-esteem and egoistic behaviour
bŦ By making own behaviour more balanced and fair.
cŦ By assaulting the teacher
dŦ By criticizing the teaching community
74Ŧ The greatest important cause of failure in beginning for a teacher lies in the area of
aŦ inter-personal relationship
bŦ knowledge of the teacher
cŦ verbal ability
dŦ tight handling of the students
73Ŧ The education aims at the fullest realization of all the potentialities of children. It
implies that
aŦ they should provide suitable opportunities and favourable environmental
facilities which are conducive to the maximum growth of children
bŦ Teachers and parents must know what children are capable of and what
potentialities they possess.
cŦ It is necessary that their attitudes are helpful, encouraging and sympathetic.
dŦ All of the above
76Ŧ If some of your pupils misbehave with you in the college campus you must
aŦ report to their parents
bŦ report to the principal
cŦ improve their behaviour by your own character and scholarship
dŦ mobilize other teachers against these guys
77Ŧ The introduction of career courses in schools and colleges aims at
aŦ developing the ability to make the intelligent choice of jobs
bŦ providing professional knowledge to students
cŦ increasing G.K. in students
dŦ All of the above
78Ŧ A democratic society is one which
aŦ respects the enlightened individuals
bŦ follows the principles of equality, freedom, fraternity and justice
cŦ believes in equal educational opportunity
dŦ all of the above
79Ŧ The most appropriate meaning of learning is
aŦ personal adjustment
bŦ modification of behaviour
cŦ inculation of knowledge
dŦ acquisition of skills
80Ŧ The major responsibility with which the school personnels have been entrusted is
that
aŦ it harmonizes the needs of the child and demands of the society for the
benefit of both
bŦ it prepares the school programme according to the need of the child.
cŦ It makes the child able to get job
dŦ All of the above

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