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ProfEd Questions 1

Professional Education Part 1

1. Who among the following needs less verbal counseling but needs more concrete and operational forms of assistance? The child who ______________.
a. has mental retardation
b. has attention-deficit disorder
c. has learning disability
d. has conduct disorder

2. Test norms are established in order to have a basis for ______________.
a. establishing learning goals
b. interpreting test results
c. computing grades
d. identifying pupil’s difficulties

3. A child who gets punished for stealing candy may not steal again immediately. But this does not mean that the child may not steal again. Based on Thorndike’s theory on punishment and learning, this shows that ______________.
a. punishment strengthens a response
b. punishment removes a response
c. punishment does not remove a response
d. punishment weakens a response

4. In self-directed learning, to what extent should a teacher’s scaffolding be?
a. To a degree the student needs it.
b. None, to force the student to learn by himself.
c. To the minimum, to speed up development of student’s sense of independence.
d. To the maximum, in order to extend to the student, all the help he needs.

5. In instructional planning, it is necessary that the parts of the plan, from the first to the last have ______________.
a. clarity
b. symmetry
c. coherence
d. conciseness

6. In a study conducted, the pupils were asked which nationality they preferred, if given a choice. Majority of the pupils wanted to be Americans. In this case, in which obligation relative to the state, do schools seem to be failing? In their obligation to ______________.
a. respect for all duly constituted authorities
b. promote national pride
c. promote obedience to the laws of the state
d. instill allegiance to the Constitution

7. Quiz is to formative test, while periodic is to ______________.
a. criterion-reference test
b. summative test
c. norm-reference test
d. diagnostic test

8. Out of 3 distracters in a multiple choice test item, namely B-C-and D, no pupil chose D as answer. This implies that D is ______________.
a. an ineffective distracter
b. a vague distracter
c. an effective distracter
d. a plausible distracter

9. Teacher U teaches his pupils that pleasure is not the highest good. Teacher’s teaching is against which philosophy?
a. Hedonism
b. Realism
c. Epicureanism
d. Empiricism

10. We encounter people whose prayer goes like this: “O God, if there is a God; save my soul, if I have a soul”. From whom is this prayer?
a. Stoic
b. Empiricist
c. Agnostic
d. Skeptic

11. A mother gives her boy his favorite snack every time the boy cleans up his room. Afterwards, the boy cleaned his room every day in anticipation of the snack. Which theory is illustrated?
a. Associative Learning
b. Classical Conditioning
c. Pavlonian Conditioning
d. Operant Conditioning

12. A student passes a research poorly written but ornately presented in a folder to make up for the poor quality of the book report content. Which Filipino trait does this practice prove? Emphasis on ______________.
a. Part over Academics
b. Substance over Porma
c. Part over Science
d. Porma over Substance

13. A teacher’s summary of lesson serves the following functions, EXCEPT:
a. It links the parts of the lesson
b. It brings together the information that has been discussed
c. It makes provisions for full participation of students
d. It clinches the basic ideas or concepts of the lesson

14. Teacher B uses the direct instruction strategy. Which sequence of steps will she follow?
I. Independent practice
II. Feedback and correctiveness
III. Guided student practice
IV. Presenting and structuring
V. Reviewing the previous day’s work
a. V – II – IV – III – I
b. III – II – IV – I – V
c. V – IV – III – II – I
d. I – V – II – III – IV

15. “A stitch on time saves nine, so goes the adage…” Applied to classroom management, this means that we ______________.
a. May not occupy ourselves with disruptions which are worth ignoring because they are minor.
b. Must be reactive in our approach to discipline
c. Have to resolve minor disruptions before they are out of control
d. May apply 9 rules out of 10 consistently

16. Which does Noam Chomsky assert about language learning for children?
I. Young children learn and apply grammatical rules and vocabulary as they are exposed to them.
II. Begin formal teaching of grammatical rules to children as early as possible.
III. Do not require initial formal language teaching for children.
a. I and III
b. II only
c. I only
d. I and II

17. Read the following scenario, then answer the question:

Teacher: In what ways other than the periodic table might we predict the undiscovered elements?
Student1: We could go to the moon and see if there are some elements there we don’t have.
Student2: We could dig down to the center of the earth and see if we find any of the missing elements.
Student3: We could study debris from the meteorites if we can find any.
Teacher: Those are all good answers but what those were too costly and time consuming. How might we use the elements we already have here on Earth to find some new ones?

Which questioning strategy/strategies do/does the exchange of thoughts in the above scenario illustrate?
a. Funneling
b. Sowing and reaping
c. Nose-dive
d. Extending and lifting

18. Which is NOT a sound purpose for asking questions?
a. To probe deeper after an answer is given.
b. To discipline a bully in class.
c. To remind students of a procedure.
d. To encourage self-reflection.

19. Which are direct measures of competence?
a. Personality tests
b. Performance tests
c. Paper-and-pencil tests
d. Standardized test

20. Which assumption underlies the teacher’s use of performance objectives?
a. Not every form of learning is observable.
b. Performance objectives assure the leerier of learning.
c. Learning is defined as a change in the learner’s observable performance.
d. The success of a learner is based on teacher’s performance.

21. The main purpose of compulsory study of the Constitution is to ______________.
a. Develop students into responsible, thinking citizens
b. Acquaint students with the historical development of the Philippine Constitution
c. Make constitutional experts of the students
d. Prepare students for law-making

22. “In the light of the facts presented, what is most likely to happen when…?” is a sample though question on:
a. Inferring
b. Generalizing
c. Synthesizing
d. Justifying

23. As a reconstructionist, which among these will be your guiding principle in teaching?
a. Teach the child every knowledge, skill, and value that he needs for a better future.
b. Teach the child in developing his mental powers to the full capacity.
c. Teach the child so he is assured of heaven.
d. Teach the child that we can never have real knowledge of anything.

24. If a teacher plans a constructivist lesson, what will he most likely do? Plan how he can ______________.
a. evaluate his student’s work
b. do reciprocal teaching
c. lecture to his students
d. engage his students in convergent thinking

25. How can you exhibit expert power on the first day of school?
a. By making them feel you know what you are talking about.
b. By making them realize the importance of good grades.
c. By reminding your students of your authority again and again.
d. By giving your students a sense of belonging and acceptance.

26. If your Licensure Examination Test (LET) items sample adequately the competencies listed in the syllabi, it can be said that the LET possesses this type of validity.
a. Concurrent
b. Construct
c. Content
d. Predictive

27. Which guide must be observed in the use of prompting to shape the correct performance of your students?
a. Use the least intrusive prompt first.
b. Use all prompts available.
c. Use the most intrusive prompt first.
d. Refrain from using prompts.

28. In a criterion-referenced testing, what must you do to ensure that your test is fair?
a. Make all of the questions true or false.
b. Ask each student to contribute one question.
c. Make twenty questions but ask the students to answer only ten of their choice.
d. Use the objectives for the units as guide in your test construction.

29. A sixth grade twelve-year old boy comes from a dysfunctional family and has been abused and neglected. He has been to two orphanages and three different elementary schools. The student can decode on the second grade level, but he can orally comprehend material at the fourth or fifth grade level. The most probable cause/s of this student’s reading problem is/are ______________.
a. Emotional factors
b. Poor teaching
c. Neurological factors
d. Immaturity

30. Based on Piaget’s theory, what should a teacher provide for children in the concrete operational stage?
a. Activities for hypothesis formulation.
b. Learning activities that involve problems of classification and ordering.
c. Games and other physical activities to develop motor skills.
d. Stimulating environment with ample objects to play with.

31. Under which program were students who were not accommodated in public elementary and secondary schools because of lack of classroom, teachers, and instructional materials, were enrolled in private schools in their respective communities at the government’s expense?
a. Government Assistance Program
b. Study Now-Pay Later
c. Educational Service Contract System
d. National Scholarship Program

32. Which Filipino trait works against the shift in teacher’s role from teacher as a fountain of information to teacher as facilitator?
a. Authoritativeness
b. Authoritarianism
c. Hiya
d. Pakikisama

33. In a treatment for alcoholism, Ramil was made to drink an alcoholic beverage and then made to ingest a drug that produces nausea. Eventually, he was nauseated at the sight and smell of alcohol and stopped drinking alcohol. Which theory explains this?
a. Operant conditioning
b. Social Learning Theory
c. Associative Learning
d. Attribution Theory

34. Which is a true foundation of the social order?
a. Obedient citizenry
b. Reciprocation of rights and duties
c. Strong political leadership
d. Equitable distribution of wealth

35. It is not wise to laugh at a two-year old child when he utters bad word because in his stage, he is learning to ______________.
a. Consider other’s views
b. Distinguish sex differences
c. Socialize
d. Distinguish right from wrong

36. Who among the following puts more emphasis on core requirements, longer school days, longer academic year and more challenging textbooks?
a. Perennialist
b. Essentialist
c. Progressivist
d. Existentialist

37. In the parlance of test construction, what does TOS mean?
a. Table of Specifics
b. Table of Specifications
c. Table of Specific Test Items
d. Team of Specifications

38. An effective classroom manager uses low-profile classroom control. Which is a low-profile classroom technique?
a. Note to parents
b. After-school detention
c. Withdrawal of privileges
d. Raising the pitch of the voice

39. To come closer to the truth, we need to go back to the things themselves. This is the advice of the:
a. Behaviorists
b. Phenomenologists
c. Idealists
d. Pragmatists

40. With synthesizing skills in mind, which has the highest diagnostic value?
a. Essay test
b. Performance test
c. Completion test
d. Multiple choice test

41. Based on Piaget’s theory, what should a teacher provide for children in the sensorimotor stage?
a. Games and other physical activities to develop motor skills.
b. Learning activities that involve problems of classification and ordering.
c. Activities for hypothesis formulation.
d. Stimulating environment with ample objects to play with.

42. How would you select the most fit in government positions? Applying Confucius teachings, which would be the answer?
a. By course accreditation of an accrediting body.
b. By merit system and course accreditation.
c. By merit system.
d. By government examinations.

43. Which activity should a teacher have more for his students if he wants them to develop logical-mathematical thinking?
a. Problem solving
b. Choral reading
c. Drama
d. Storytelling

44. Teacher E discussed how electricity flows through wires and what generates the electric charge. Then she gave the students wires, bulbs. Switches, and dry cells, and told the class to create a circuit that will increase the brightness of each bulb. Which one best describes the approach used?
a. It used a taxonomy of basic thinking skills
b. It was constructivist
c. It helped students understand scientific methodology
d. It used cooperative learning

45. Teacher Q does not want Teacher B to be promoted and so writes an anonymous letter against Teacher B, accusing her of fabricated lies. Teacher Q mails this anonymous letter to the Schools Division Superintendent. What should Teacher Q do if she has to act professionally?
a. Submit a signed justifiable criticism against Teacher B, if there is any.
b. Go straight to the Schools Division Superintendent and gives criticism verbally.
c. Hire a group to distribute poison letters against Teacher B for information dissemination.
d. Instigate student activists to read poison letters over the microphone.

46. All of the following describe the development of children aged eleven to thirteen EXCEPT ______________.
a. They shift from impulsivity to adaptive ability
b. Sex differences in IQ becomes more evident
c. They exhibit increased objectivity in thinking
d. They show abstract thinking and judgement

47. The search for related literature by accessing several databases by the use of a telephone line to connect a computer library with other computers that have database is termed ______________.
a. Compact disc search
b. Manual search
c. On-line search
d. Computer search

48. Teacher T taught a lesson denoting ownership by means of possessiveness. He first introduced the rule, then gave examples, followed by class exercises, then back to the rule before he moved into the second rule. Which presenting technique did he use?
a. Combinatorial
b. Comparative
c. Part-whole
d. Sequence

49. Which criterion should guide a teacher in the choice of instructional devices?
a. Attractiveness
b. Cost
c. Novelty
d. Appropriateness

50. Which types of play is most characteristic of a four- to six-year old child?
a. Solitary and onlooker plays
b. Associative and cooperative plays
c. Associative and onlooker plays
d. Cooperative and solitary plays


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7 thoughts on “ProfEd Questions 1

  1. jogracebaclayo on said:

    Where are the answers for this, Ma’am/Sir?


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