Social Studies Pedagogy Quiz For DSSSB

Social Studies Pedagogy Quiz For DSSSB

 

Q. 1. You observe that students exhibit prejudices in a Social Science class. What would be your most appropriate response?
(A) Organize a discussion on dimensions of social reality
(B) Ignore these comments.
(C) Reprimand students.
(D) Bring the chapter to a close.

Q. 2. To teach “working of the water treatment plant”, which of the following methods would be best suited?
(A) Discuss importance of water for human beings.
(B) Take students on a field visit to treatment plant.
(C) Assign a project on this topic to students.
(D) Arrange delivery of a lecture by an expert on this topic.

Q. 3. What kind of language needs to be used in Social Science teaching?
(A) Representative of dominant groups
(B) Discriminatory
(C) Neutral and sensitive
(D) Difficult

Q. 4. Each chapter of the History textbook for class VI is introduced by a young girl or a boy. Why do you think this strategy has been adopted by the textbook makers?
(A) To show boys and girls can study history
(B) To evaluate the content of the chapter
(C) To inculcate a spirit of enquiry and discovery in students
(D) To show how introduction can be done

Q. 5. Which one of the following subjects is not related to social study?
(A) Civics
(B) History
(C) Geography
(D) Chemistry

Q. 6. The main objective of social studies teaching is to develop the following spirit in the students
(A) spirit of Nationalism
(B) spirit of provincialism
(C) spirit of a particular place
(D) spirit of casteism

Q. 7. Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
“In the Indian pluralistic society, textbooks of Social Science should”
(A) Reflect the majority opinion
(B) Reflect the government’s views
(C) Avoid controversial issues
(D) Include and represent all religions and social groups

Q. 8. Diagnostic testing in Social Science will help a teacher understand
(A) The part of the topic the student has not memorized
(B) Learning difficulties a student is facing in Social Science
(C) How revision work has helped her students
(D) How intelligent her students are

Q. 9. More often discussions on government and its functioning lead to extreme views, therefore teacher should
(A) Avoid any debate or discussion on it.
(B) Criticise the way government functions.
(C) Argue for judicial activism
(D) Organise more objective interactions as compared to didactive views.

Q. 10. The curriculum of Social Sciences should reflect
(A) interdependence of social phenomenon with Sciences
(B) domination of the national interests over local perceptions
(C) the need of cultivating the civic sense in the Indians
(D) integration of the perspectives of women with the discussion of any historical event

Q. 11. Remedial teaching can be done for _______
(A) Any student not responding to usual class room methods
(B) Children from poor families
(C) Children from rural background
(D) Disabled children

Q. 12. Which of the following methods could be considered most appropriate for encouraging students to think like historians?
(A) Source method
(B) Project method
(C) Storytelling
(D) Inquiry method

Q. 13. Why would you ask question on historical imagination? Choose the most appropriate option from the following.
(A) IT is fun-way to remember dates and events.
(B) It shows how historians fill gaps in history with their imagination.
(C) It encourages comparison of the present with the past.
(D) It evaluates a student’s ability to identify sources.

Q. 14. While teaching Social Sciences, a teacher must attempt to
(A) Focus upon remembering the details.
(B) Focus upon facts, values and patterns.
(C) Focus only upon facts, but not on values.
(D) Focus only upon values, but not on facts.

Q. 15. Direction: Answer the following question by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
“Choose the best method from among the following to encourage students to talk about gender roles in a Social Science class at the upper primary level.”
(A) Guided discussion on experiences
(B) Lecture by an expert
(C) Visit to an exhibition
(D) Internet search by students

Q. 16. Which is not a technique/skill of Social Science?
(A) Probing questions
(B) Story telling
(C) Reinforcement
(D) Illustration

Q. 17. A student in Class VIII is extremely upset over her inability to write on a prescribed topic. Her teacher advises that she may approach the assignment by breaking it into parts which are more familiar to her. Which of the following is the most appropriate with this method?
(A) At the outset, write the topic that is familiar and then add material on how the topic is related to the assignment
(B) Prepare a directory of books, articles and Web sites about the topic
(C) Find two sources of information on the topic and find their common features
(D) Find two sources of information on the topic and find their common features

Q. 18. Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
“Which of the following teaching methods would be most effective in Social Science, that teachers must use?”
(A) Ensure that learners have learnt the content by taking repretitive tests
(B) Assign grades liberally
(C) Engage learners in critical and thought provoking activities
(D) Assign home assignments

Q. 19. Historical films are useful in Social Science teaching as they
(A) Concentrate on an individual’s problem.
(B) Portray history as fiction.
(C) Bring alive various dimensions of a specific social setting.
(D) Have good entertainment value.

Q. 20. Direction: Answer the following question by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
“Study of Social Science subjects is vital as it enables children to”
(A) evaluate events from the past.
(B) conserve natural resources.
(C) learn details about democracy.
(D) understand society and its environment.

Q. 21. Which of the following subjects is not included in Social Science at the upper primary level?
(A) Psychology
(B) Political Science
(C) Geography
(D) History

Q. 22. At the upper primary stage, Social Science includes content from which of the following subjects?
(A) History, Political Science, Geography and Psychology.
(B) Geography Political Science, Anthropology and Psychology.
(C) History, Geography, Economics and Political Science
(D) History, Geography, Political Science and Philosophy.

Q. 23. Choose the most appropriate statement that describes Social Science.
(A) A study of individuals and their achievements.
(B) A study of relationships of people in a context
(C) A study of physical matter
(D) A study of space and quantity

Q. 24. NCF 2005 is of the opinion that textbooks should be seen as a medium :
(A) to inculcate the accepted values of society.
(B) to transact the information accepted by the dominant class.
(C) to pass the examination.
(D) of further inquiry

Q. 25. Which one of the following methods is most relevant for the teaching of historical facts/historiography at the upper primary level?
(A) Map method
(B) Project method
(C) Problem-solving method
(D) Source method

Q. 26. As per continuous and comprehensive evaluation, which of the following objectives is most appropriate regarding assessment?
(A) To encourage students to give responses
(B) To check students’ recall of subject content
(C) To compare and rank students
(D) To motivate students by giving marks

Q. 27. To make textbooks representative of all regions and social groups
(A) content relating to all regions and social groups should be added in textbooks
(B) relevant local content should be part of teaching learning process drawing on local resources
(C) textbooks should be written in all languages of the country specially in languages mentioned in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India
(D) Common issues among regions must be highlighted exclusively to promote the spirit of federal republic

Q. 28. At the upper primary stage, according to NCF-2005, the content of Social Studies will draw its content from which of the following subjects?
(A) History, Civics and Geography
(B) History, Geography, Political Science and Economics
(C) Environmental Science, History, Civics and Geography
(D) Disaster Management, History, Political Science and Values Education

Q. 29. While preparing a lesson plan on the topic ‘Gender Equality in India’ what will be your first step?
(A) List the disadvantages of Gender disparity
(B) Frame objectives
(C) Prepare the list of expected outcomes
(D) Think about the plight of eunuchs (transgenders)

Q. 30. Direction: Answer the following question by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
“Which one of the following activities is most appropriate for developing an understanding of the Indian Parliament’s role and functions?”
(A) Flow diagram of functions and responsibilities.
(B) Discussion on newspaper report on Parliament disruption
(C) Holding a youth Parliament.
(D) Reading from the text.

Q. 31. Why would you use narratives in Social Science teaching? Choose the most appropriate reason from the given options.
(A) To ensure that syllabus is completed
(B) To sensitize students so that they can find appropriate role models
(C) To entertain and enliven a class
(D) To link concepts to live realities

Q. 32. The most appropriate use of end-of-the-text questions in chapters is :
(A) to identify important sections from the chapter
(B) to enable students to understand and express in their own words what they have learnt
(C) to assist teachers summarize the chapter for the students
(D) to suggest questions for examinations

Q. 33. Direction: Answer the following question by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
“Choose an appropriate and meaningful written assignment in Social Science from the following:”
(A) An original assignment that tests concepts.
(B) A summary of the chapter
(C) Searching for an exact answer from the text book
(D) The previous year’s assignments.

Q. 34. The best methodology to teach the theme, ‘Factory’ would be to :
(A) narrate a story
(B) invite a resource person
(C) organize a visit to an industrial plant
(D) screen a documentary film

Q. 35. Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
“Which of the following is not a characteristic of Humanistic Approach to learning in social study?”
(A) It behaves in co-existence
(B) Learning is experience based
(C) It emphasizes self-motivation for better learning
(D) The school policies take precedence over all other considerations

Q. 36. Introduction of Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation has made the evaluation system
(A) more reflective of the entire personality of a child
(B) complex by incorporating too many details
(C) vague as exact rank of the student cannot be found out
(D) more comprehensive to analyse the performance only in the scholastic areas

Q. 37. Select the most appropriate reason for assessing students through art in Social Science subjects.
(A) It is a means to enjoy different styles of expression depicted in the textbook.’
(B) It improves students’ artistic ability.
(C) It makes it an enjoyable way of evaluation.
(D) It provides an opportunity for personal interpretation of concepts.

Q. 38. Which one of the following methods would be most appropriate for a constructivist discussion on historical monuments?
(A) a question-answer chart on monuments
(B) photographs of a school picnic to a monument
(C) identifying a local monument and narration of stories around it
(D) a collage of monuments with labels

Q. 39. Which of the following human values would be most important for ensuring principles of social equality?
(A) Efficiency
(B) Consumerism
(C) Competitiveness
(D) Mutual respect

Q. 40. Direction: Answer the following question by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
“Portfolio is an important tool of continuous and comprehensive evaluation because”
(A) it is easy to implement.
(B) it provides minimal information.
(C) it indicates skills developed in the students.
(D) it is compulsory.

Q. 41. At the upper primary stage, Geography and Economics together can help in the following:
(A) Developing a perspective on issues of environment, resources and development
(B) Understanding plurality
(C) Developing knowledge of places and environment
(D) Understanding optimal allocation of resources

Q. 42. To teach “working of the water treatment plant”, which of the following methods would be best suited?
(A) Discuss importance of water for human beings.
(B) Take students on a field visit to treatment plant.
(C) Assign a project on this topic to students.
(D) Arrange delivery of a lecture by an expert on this topic.

Q. 43. Which of the following would be best suited to enable children of Class-VIII to express their creativity?
(A) Collection of Coins
(B) Preparation of Charts
(C) Preparation of Scrapbooks
(D) Reading Newspapers

Q. 44. Which one of the following is the new concept in Social Science?
(A) Accumulation of factual information
(B) Study of social customs
(C) The study of human relations and betterment of society
(D) The study of international relations.

Q. 45. Which is most important aid in the teaching of Social Studies?
(A) Lecture
(B) Audio-visual
(C) Work-selection
(D) Debate

Q. 46. According to the National Focus Group (2006), the teaching of Social Science is losing popularity as
(A) it presents several situations of conflict in human values
(B) it lays too much emphasis upon scientific temperament
(C) it is considered as a non-utilitarian subject
(D) it encourages many subjects of study

Q. 47. Which one is right in reference to Social Science at elementary level?
(A) History – Geography – Political Science – Economics
(B) History – Geography – Political Science – Sociology
(C) History – Geography – Civics – Sociology
(D) History – Geography – Economics – Sociology

Q. 48. The use of teaching learning material in social science do
(A) Makes the lesson lengthy
(B) Students get bored
(C) Both the above statements are wrong
(D) Both (A) and (B)

Q. 49. In Social Science, reflective teaching is preferred to routine teaching because :
(A) it is unresponsive to changing circumstances.
(B) it implies flexibility, analysis and social awareness.
(C) it is a new idea hence, popular.
(D) it is guided by tradition and habit.

Q. 50. The position paper on Teaching of Social Science emphasises
(A) Respecting different opinions and examining ideas and practices.
(B) Accept social hierarchies.
(C) Increasing the use of textbooks.
(D) Encouraging memorization.

Q. 51. At the upper primary stage, Geography and Economics together can help in the following:
(A) Developing a perspective on issues of environment, resources and development
(B) Understanding plurality
(C) Developing knowledge of places and environment
(D) Understanding optimal allocation of resources

Q. 52. To teach “working of the water treatment plant”, which of the following methods would be best suited?
(A) Discuss importance of water for human beings.
(B) Take students on a field visit to treatment plant.
(C) Assign a project on this topic to students.
(D) Arrange delivery of a lecture by an expert on this topic.

Q. 53. Which of the following would be best suited to enable children of Class-VIII to express their creativity?
(A) Collection of Coins
(B) Preparation of Charts
(C) Preparation of Scrapbooks
(D) Reading Newspapers

Q. 54. Which one of the following is the new concept in Social Science?
(A) Accumulation of factual information
(B) Study of social customs
(C) The study of human relations and betterment of society
(D) The study of international relations.

Q. 55. Which is most important aid in the teaching of Social Studies?
(A) Lecture
(B) Audio-visual
(C) Work-selection
(D) Debate

Q. 56. According to the National Focus Group (2006), the teaching of Social Science is losing popularity as
(A) it presents several situations of conflict in human values
(B) it lays too much emphasis upon scientific temperament
(C) it is considered as a non-utilitarian subject
(D) it encourages many subjects of study

Q. 57. Which one is right in reference to Social Science at elementary level?
(A) History – Geography – Political Science – Economics
(B) History – Geography – Political Science – Sociology
(C) History – Geography – Civics – Sociology
(D) History – Geography – Economics – Sociology

Q. 58. The use of teaching learning material in social science do
(A) Makes the lesson lengthy
(B) Students get bored
(C) Both the above statements are wrong
(D) Both (A) and (B)

Q. 59. In Social Science, reflective teaching is preferred to routine teaching because :
(A) it is unresponsive to changing circumstances.
(B) it implies flexibility, analysis and social awareness.
(C) it is a new idea hence, popular.
(D) it is guided by tradition and habit.

Q. 60. The position paper on Teaching of Social Science emphasises
(A) Respecting different opinions and examining ideas and practices.
(B) Accept social hierarchies.
(C) Increasing the use of textbooks.
(D) Encouraging memorization.

Answers For Social Studies Pedagogy Quiz
1. (A)2. (B)3. (C)4. (C)5. (D)6. (A)7. (D)8. (B)9. (D)10. (A)
11. (A)12. (A)13. (C)14. (B)15. (A)16. (C)17. (A)18. (C)19. (C)20. (D)
21. (A)22. (C)23. (B)24. (B)25. (D)26. (A)27. (A)28. (B)29. (B)30. (C)
31. (D)32. (B)33. (A)34. (C)35. (D)36. (A)37. (D)38. (C)39. (D)40. (C)
41. (A)42. (B)43. (B)44. (C)45. (A)46. (A)47. (C)48. (C)49. (B)50. (A)
51. (A)52. (B)53. (B)54. (C)55. (A)56. (A)57. (C)58. (C)59. (B)60. (A)
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