Cognitive Development

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  • 1. 
    The main idea of this passage is:
    • A. 

      Ideal learning conditions produce high achievement test scores.

    • B. 

      The school environment greatly influences a student's cognitive development.

    • C. 

      Students learn best in a rigid classroom environment.

    • D. 

      Disadvantaged youngsters would be best taught by their parents at home.

  • 2. 
    The author probably believes that
    • A. 

      Teachers of the disadvantaged should be familiar with the social class of their students.

    • B. 

      The social class of teachers and students is of little importance.

    • C. 

      Teachers should be hired who are from a higher social class than their students.

    • D. 

      Teachers often come from a lower social class than their students.

  • 3. 
    The author seems biased in favor of
    • A. 

      Encouraging students to think critically.

    • B. 

      Teachers who are less demanding in working with students.

    • C. 

      Giving students less homework.

    • D. 

      Discouraging intellectual flexibility in schools.

  • 4. 
    The word cognitive means
    • A. 

      Mental processes.

    • B. 

      Mathematical.

    • C. 

      Social relationships.

    • D. 

      Lack of awareness.

  • 5. 
    The author's main purpose in writing the passage is to
    • A. 

      Persuade the reader of the need for more classroom teachers.

    • B. 

      Discuss specific skills that should be taught to high school students.

    • C. 

      Explain the nature of critical thinking.

    • D. 

      Persuade the reader of the importance of carefully selecting teachers and school curricula.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a factor affecting cognitive development?
    • A. 

      Home environment

    • B. 

      Student social class

    • C. 

      Teacher expectations

    • D. 

      Student interests

  • 7. 
    What is the overall organization pattern of the second paragraph?
    • A. 

      Summary

    • B. 

      Cause and effect

    • C. 

      Generalization and example

    • D. 

      Comparison

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is pointed out in the passage as a condition which keeps disadvantaged children from climbing the social ladder?
    • A. 

      Lack of student motivation

    • B. 

      Absence of a father in the home

    • C. 

      Poor nutrition

    • D. 

      Unfavorable learning conditions in schools