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Science Quiz (Pedagogy) for CTET Exam 2016

Science Quiz (Pedagogy) for CTET Exam 2016_30.1
1. Of the following activities in a Science class, the one with least educational value is-
A. discussing a scientific principle
B. drawing a design
C. constructing a model
D. reading about a single experiment

2. In a mixed ability class with students in different stages of cognitive development, which one of the following strategies will be most suitable?
A. planning individual instruction for gifted students
B. taking an average of the IQ scores of students and planning teaching accordingly
C. using hands-on activities involving concrete objects for simplification of abstract concepts
D. regrouping the class into four groups as per the four stages of cognitive development proposed by Piaget

3. Which of the following techniques is not recommended for the science teachers to use in response to the complexity of learning?
A. use manipulative materials for explaining the subtle process
B. while introducing a complex concept, ask only open-ended questions to stimulate thinking of students
C. plan the level of instruction slightly above the level of individual students but well within the level of the class
D. takes a pre-test to find out previous knowledge of students

4. For the conservation of forests, a successful strategy is essential. This strategy should involve-
A. protection of herbivores
B. protection of consumers
C. protection of animals at highest trophic level, i.e top carnivores, as they depend directly on herbivores
D. comprehensive programme for the protection of all the physical and biological components of forests

5. The project method of teaching is best associated with the philosophy of –
A. John Dewey
B. Robert Hutchins
C. B.F. Skinner
D. Max Rafferty

6. Lesson planning in Life Science should be guided primarily by the consideration of-
A. the curriculum goals and learning outcomes
B. providing pupils with work
C. meeting the needs of the average child in the class
D. satisfying parents

7. A teacher is conducting a demonstration to motivate students, but the demonstration does not result in the expected outcome. The teacher is best advised to-
A. finds out and explains the cause of failure of the demonstration by involving students
B. sends a note to the Science co-coordinator, asking him to come to the room
C. with hold the demonstration and do it again
D. tell the class that the demonstration failed and ask them determine the reason

8. When upper-grade children do research work, the major problem the teacher has to contend with is-
A. gaining the co-operation of the public library
B. discouraging children from copying verbatim from books and encyclopedias and guiding them effectively
C. finding appropriate material
D. scheduling time in school library on internet

9. Out of the following, in which lesson is a general rule explained first and after that example is illustrated?
A. cognitive lesson
B. deductive lesson
C. skill lesson
D. inductive lesson

10. Which one of the following is most appropriate about curriculum planning in Science?
A. it gives detail of each unit of work for each term
B. it is done to plan the specific learning objectives of each lesson to build upon prior learning
C. it is done to map the scientific topics studied in each term
D. it is done to combine the scientific study with work in other subject areas