Special Education Needs: Trivia Questions

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Special Education Needs: Trivia Questions

One of the things that most people do not know is that just because one is disabled, it doesn’t mean they can't do other things. Learning is an important part of human growth, and due to some disabilities, some learners will need different care and techniques in class. As a teacher, what do you know about special education needs? Take this test to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Learning styles are affected by the _________ abilities of the students.
    • A. 

      A. cognitive

    • B. 

      B. affective

    • C. 

      C. physiological

    • D. 

      D. all of the answers

  • 2. 
    “Locus of control” refers to
    • A. 

      A. student need for teacher organization.

    • B. 

      B. a child’s boundaries as determined by parents.

    • C. 

      C. factors to which a student attributes success or failure.

    • D. 

      D. physical boundaries set up by the teacher in the class.

  • 3. 
    A student who says, “I failed the test because the fire alarm went off in the middle of the test” appears to exhibit
    • A. 

      A. an external locus of control.

    • B. 

      B. an internal locus of control.

    • C. 

      C. an auditory learning style.

    • D. 

      D. community safety sensitivity and interpersonal intelligence.

  • 4. 
    Kinesthetic learners learn best by
    • A. 

      A. hearing information spoken aloud.

    • B. 

      B. whole body movement and participation.

    • C. 

      C. focusing attention on one narrow topic.

    • D. 

      D. a slower-paced approach.

  • 5. 
    Knowledge of one’s feelings, needs, strengths, and weaknesses relates to which of Gardner’s bits of intelligence?
    • A. 

      A. interpersonal

    • B. 

      B. naturalist

    • C. 

      C. bodily-kinesthetic

    • D. 

      D. intrapersonal

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A. Technological advances and computer programs are allowing a more precise measure of intelligence.

    • B. 

      B. “IQ,” the standard measure of intelligence, has been obscured by “EQ,” which is being used by schools as a replacement for the IQ test.

    • C. 

      C. We are broadening our understanding of intelligence beyond traditional language and mathematical-logical factors.

    • D. 

      D. The concept of intelligence really hasn’t changed since the late nineteenth century.

  • 7. 
    All but which of the following have been given as reasons for single-sex schools?
    • A. 

      Girls’ science and math genes are developed in single-sex schools

    • B. 

      Separating boys and girls helps them focus on academics better

    • C. 

      The importance placed on the reputation of prestigious single sex schools

    • D. 

      Boys’ and girls’ brains are hard-wired differently

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      At least six areas of intelligence in addition to mathematics and verbal intelligence

    • B. 

      The interactive effects of intellectual and emotional intelligences

    • C. 

      The persistent gap between theory and research that defies even the most gifted researcher

    • D. 

      The five basic bits of intelligence requisite for successful school performance

  • 9. 
    10.  The foundation of one’s emotional intelligence is
    • A. 

      Self awareness

    • B. 

      Managing one’s emotions

    • C. 

      In motivating oneself

    • D. 

      Handling relationships

  • 10. 
    Which principle of special education implies that children have the right to an education involving the accurate diagnosis of individual needs?
    • A. 

      Zero reject

    • B. 

      IEP

    • C. 

      Nondiscriminatory education

    • D. 

      Procedural due process

  • 11. 
    The Lab School of Washington builds its curriculum around _____________
    • A. 

      Math and science

    • B. 

      Social studies

    • C. 

      The arts

    • D. 

      Learning foreign languages

  • 12. 
    The majority of students served under IDEA have_______________
    • A. 

       speech or language impairments

    • B. 

      Mental retardation

    • C. 

      Multiple disabilities

    • D. 

      Specific learning disabilities

  • 13. 
    Which of the following groups of students is most likely to go undetected as special needs?
    • A. 

      Females

    • B. 

      Males

    • C. 

      Students of color

    • D. 

      Wealthy students

  • 14. 
    The Federal Equal Access Act
    • A. 

      Ensures separate locker rooms for GLBT students.

    • B. 

      Allows Gay-Straight Alliance clubs to meet on school grounds.

    • C. 

      Gives teachers the right to use the word “homosexual” in the classroom.

    • D. 

      Allows GLBT students to sue their schools if they are discriminated against.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is TRUE of students receiving special education?
    • A. 

      Whites are more likely than African-Americans to be labeled mentally retarded.

    • B. 

      Few special-education students are likely to be Hispanic because special-education services are not available in Spanish.

    • C. 

      Boys are more likely to receive special-educational services than are girls.

    • D. 

      Gifted learners receive far more than their share of instructional resources because they often benefit the most from their status as special-education students.

  • 16. 
    The largest population of exceptional learners are the
    • A. 

      Learning disabled.

    • B. 

      Gifted and talented.

    • C. 

      Physically disabled.

    • D. 

      Mentally retarded.

  • 17. 
    The case against segregating children with disabilities was made in part because of the findings of
    • A. 

      The Brown v. Board of Education decision.

    • B. 

      The Lau v. Nichols decision.

    • C. 

      The Equal Educational Opportunities Act.

    • D. 

      The Bilingual Education Act.

  • 18. 
    “Least-restrictive environment” refers to
    • A. 

      Placing students with disabilities into open, accessible classrooms to better accommodate their needs and equipment.

    • B. 

      Allowing students with disabilities to be educated by their parents at home so they do not have to encounter transportation barriers.

    • C. 

      Integrating students with disabilities into classrooms with non-disabled students whenever possible.

    • D. 

      Providing students with disabilities with specially trained teachers, assistive technologies, and access to other appropriate resources.

  • 19. 
    “Procedural due process” refers to
    • A. 

      The rights of bilingual students to select their language of instruction in an orderly and legal way.

    • B. 

      The steps taken to mainstream exceptional learners into regular classrooms.

    • C. 

      The rights of children with disabilities to be assessed, placed and taught in highly structured classes.

    • D. 

      The rights of children with disabilities and their parents to have access to and input on school decisions.

  • 20. 
    Special-education law states that an individualized education program (IEP) must
    • A. 

      Be prepared with the child’s parents present.

    • B. 

      Closely follow the format specified in the regulations.

    • C. 

      Include long-term goals and short-term objectives.

    • D. 

       be developed for gifted students.

  • 21. 
    Proponents of the regular education initiative believe that
    • A. 

      Schools should emphasize the needs of regular or typical students before making provisions for special-education students.

    • B. 

       special-needs students should be provided with the necessary services within the regular classroom.

    • C. 

      Instructional methods should not be altered to address the nation’s changing demographics.

    • D. 

      Cooperative learning and other new techniques should be implemented in all classrooms.

  • 22. 
    Sternberg describes gifted and talented students as
    • A. 

      Having wisdom.

    • B. 

      Exhibiting strengths in at least five of Gardner’s intelligences.

    • C. 

      Scoring in the top 2 percent on standardized tests.

    • D. 

      Displaying exceptionally high ability, creativity, and persistence.

  • 23. 
    Research shows that the gifted
    • A. 

      Are self-motivated and rarely need special programs.

    • B. 

      Suffer from feelings of isolation.

    • C. 

      Do not benefit from acceleration.

    • D. 

      Do not benefit from enrichment.

  • 24. 
    Learning styles can best be characterized as
    • A. 

       unique to the individual.

    • B. 

       remarkably similar across cultural groups.

    • C. 

      Unimportant compared to teaching style.

    • D. 

      Based on the time it takes to learn.

  • 25. 
    Today, about one in every ___________ students is special needs.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      Recent studies suggest that almost half of all students have significant learning disabilities