CSET For Educators

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  • 1. 
     An activity in which students are asked to compare the movements of dancers to those of various animals would be most useful for teaching _______.
    • A. 

      differences between locomotor and axial movements

    • B. 

      cultural background and heritage of dance

    • C. 

      Differences between formal dance styles and “street dance”

    • D. 

      Aesthetic interpretation and awareness of form

  • 2. 
     Which of the following dance styles would be most appropriate for teaching third graders basic movement patterns and listening skills?
    • A. 

      Square dance

    • B. 

      Salsa

    • C. 

      Lindy Hop

    • D. 

      Ballet

  • 3. 
    In most social dances, the movement of the partner who follows is based on _________.
    • A. 

      A pre-set series of maneuvers memorized by both partners

    • B. 

      Specific physical cues from the partner who is leading

    • C. 

      A general awareness of space, time, levels, and force/energy

    • D. 

      The instructions of a choreographer

  • 4. 
    Which of the following terms could be used to describe the quick tempo of a traditional Polka?
    • A. 

      Timbre

    • B. 

      legato

    • C. 

      Forte

    • D. 

      Allegro

  • 5. 
     “The Wheels on the Bus” is good for teaching children the fundamentals of music and vocal performance for all of the following reasons, except:
    • A. 

      It contains simple, easy-to-remember lyrics.

    • B. 

      it employs short, repetitive stanzas.

    • C. 

      It requires extensive vocal range.

    • D. 

      It is highly visual and can be physicalized.

  • 6. 
    Use the excerpt below to answer the question that follows.  The composition above is written in what key?
    • A. 

      B-minor

    • B. 

      E-flat major

    • C. 

      A-sharp major

    • D. 

      C-major

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best describes how a “lead sheet” would most typically be used by a small, experienced jazz ensemble?
    • A. 

      The lead sheet would indicate only the basic melody and chord changes. The jazz performers would be expected to “flesh out” the piece by adding improvisation, ornaments, and chordal accompaniment.

    • B. 

      The lead sheet would provide detailed notation of the many complex transitions, ornaments, harmonies and other elements distinctive to jazz. Experienced jazz performers would be expected to quickly read and play the piece exactly as noted.

    • C. 

      The lead sheet, designed specifically to played by the trumpet or saxophone, would form the core of the piece and would be most useful for a small ensemble which usually must play without direction from a conductor.

    • D. 

      The lead sheet would detail the melody of the piece, but not the rhythm. The performers would each make individual choices about changes to the tempo and metrical pattern as the piece is played.

  • 8. 
     In dramatic directing, the term "blocking" typically refers to ____________.
    • A. 

      The action of the antagonist in resisting the protagonist’s goal

    • B. 

      The design of the set and props for each scene

    • C. 

      Positioning the actors on the stage and mapping their movements

    • D. 

      The mood created by factors such as lighting design

  • 9. 
    Which of the following improvisational acting activities would best help students learn about character development?
    • A. 

      Having students write up a character bio, including where their character works, their family history, etc.

    • B. 

      Making up a situation in which a student’s character must make a choice, and then asking them to play out the scene.

    • C. 

      Asking students to make a list of their 10 favorite movie characters.

    • D. 

      Having students pretend to feel different emotions and demonstrate those feelings visually, without speaking.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a type of theatrical staging in which there is no clear distinction between the space of the audience and the space occupied by the performers?
    • A. 

      Kabuki theater

    • B. 

      Environmental staging

    • C. 

      Proscenium staging

    • D. 

      Aristotelian theater

  • 11. 
     ________ space is a term for the area not occupied by the focus or subject of a painting.
    • A. 

      Opaque

    • B. 

      Vanishing point

    • C. 

      Negative

    • D. 

      Hue

  • 12. 
    Use the reproduction below of The Gleaners (1857), by Jean-Francois Millet, to answer the question that follows.  Millet’s prominent placement of the three women in the foreground most strongly supports which of the following thematic interpretations?
    • A. 

      By juxtaposing the difficult labor of the three, stooped-over peasant women against the leisurely aristocratic overseer in the background on horseback, Millet is emphasizing the unjust disparity between the working class and upper class in 1850s society.

    • B. 

      By using drab, faded colors, Millet is creating a mood of sadness which underpins the difficult, backbreaking labors of the poor.

    • C. 

      By obscuring the three women’s faces, Millet is emphasizing the anonymity of peasant class laborers who formed the backbone of 1850s economic growth in France, yet will likely be forgotten in the annals of history.

    • D. 

      By positioning the three women prominently in the frame, Millet is emphasizing the importance of the labors of the working class to 1850s society.

  • 13. 
    The image above is an example of which style of art?
    • A. 

      Post-impressionism

    • B. 

      Dada

    • C. 

      Surrealism

    • D. 

      High Renaissance

  • 14. 
    Which of the following aspects of the game of basketball would not be considered a locomotor skill?
    • A. 

      Long periods of jogging from one end of the court to the other

    • B. 

      creating accuracy in shooting through repetition

    • C. 

      Cutting around a defender while dribbling

    • D. 

      Jumping vertically when rebounding

  • 15. 
    Which of the following components are most important to a mature football throw?
    • A. 

      Spinning the ball off the fingertips and following through with the arm

    • B. 

      swinging the non-throwing arm and lifting the front leg just before release

    • C. 

      holding the torso as motionless as possible and visually focusing on the ball

    • D. 

      Gripping the ball directly in the middle with the laces away from the fingers

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a benefit directly linked with increased physical activity?
    • A. 

      Improved self-esteem

    • B. 

      Greater body awareness

    • C. 

      Reduced risk of heart disease

    • D. 

      Reduced risk of all types of cancer

  • 17. 
    When working with a diabetic student you should do all of the following except ______.
    • A. 

      Provide easy access to diabetes supplies

    • B. 

      Make sure snacks are available to treat low blood sugar

    • C. 

      Excuse the student from all forms of cardiovascular exercise

    • D. 

      Allow free access to bathrooms and water during class

  • 18. 
    Jogging one mile four times per week would be most effective in improving a child’s __________?
    • A. 

      flexibility

    • B. 

      Strength

    • C. 

      Cardio-respiratory endurance

    • D. 

      Agility

  • 19. 
    In baseball, which of the following is not a way in which a player is automatically out?
    • A. 

      A ground ball is caught when the player is at bat

    • B. 

      the player is tagged by another player possessing the ball

    • C. 

      A base is tagged by a player possessing the ball before a runner reaches it

    • D. 

      A batter swings at, and misses, three pitches

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an appropriate goal for a third-grade physical education student?
    • A. 

      run 1 mile without walking

    • B. 

      perform forward and backward tumbles

    • C. 

      Demonstrate a simple routine on the uneven bars

    • D. 

      dribble a ball with control while jogging

  • 21. 
    A child with a medium build would most likely excel at physical activities involving ________.
    • A. 

      Multiple components of movement

    • B. 

      Static balancing or staying in place while resisting external forces

    • C. 

      Components of both movement and resisting external forces while staying in place

    • D. 

      Quickly changing direction

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is highest in unsaturated fat?
    • A. 

      lean beef

    • B. 

      Corn oil

    • C. 

      Lard

    • D. 

      Cooked pork

  • 23. 
    The President’s Fitness Challenge is a program encouraging students and teachers to focus on:
    • A. 

      building habits that encourage lifelong health and physical fitness

    • B. 

      Using competitive sports as an instructional tool to teach teamwork

    • C. 

      Preparing student athletes for collegiate sports careers

    • D. 

      Individual accomplishments without a system of testing or awards

  • 24. 
    A third grade teacher notices that most of the girls in her class have neater handwriting than the boys. What is the most likely explanation of this?
    • A. 

      For sociological reasons, girls tend to focus more on pleasing teachers and authority figures.

    • B. 

      Girls tend to develop fine motor skills earlier than boys.

    • C. 

      Boys write sloppily in order to appear masculine.

    • D. 

      The musculature in girls’ hands is different than boys’, allowing them a greater degree of control.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following activities would be most valuable in helping a student learn leadership skills and personal responsibility?
    • A. 

      Having the student organize a small sports activity for the class

    • B. 

      Having the student self-evaluate fitness levels and set goals for improvement

    • C. 

      Assigning the student to care for class sports supplies

    • D. 

      having the student pick teams during a competitive sports activity

  • 26. 
    American Football is most closely related to which other sport?
    • A. 

      English football

    • B. 

      Cricket

    • C. 

      Field hockey

    • D. 

      Rugby

  • 27. 
    The understanding that objects continue to exist even if they are outside one’s field of perception is known as ________.
    • A. 

      Transitive inference

    • B. 

      Object permanence

    • C. 

      Conservation

    • D. 

      Causal reasoning

  • 28. 
    A teacher asks four children why you should not hit others and records their answers as follows: Child 1: “Because you get in trouble and can’t go to recess.” Child 2: “Because it is important for everyone to follow the classroom behavior rules.” Child 3: “Because I wouldn’t want someone to hit me.” Child 4: “Because the teacher says hitting others can cause injuries and isn’t nice.” According to Kohlberg’s stages of moral development, which child’s answer represents the most advanced stage of moral development?
    • A. 

      Child 1

    • B. 

      Child 2

    • C. 

      Child 3

    • D. 

      Child 4

  • 29. 
    According to Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, which of the following first begins to occur during the Concrete Operational Stage?
    • A. 

      Egocentrism

    • B. 

      Metacognition

    • C. 

      Accomodation

    • D. 

      Animism

  • 30. 
    A young boy is given a series of instructions when first assembling a complex toy made of building blocks, and then later reassembles the toy without assistance.  This could be best described as an example of _________.
    • A. 

      A child using accommodation to modify his schema

    • B. 

      Habituation based on similar repeated stimuli

    • C. 

      Success in a task through scaffolding

    • D. 

      group learning

  • 31. 
    One example of a “non-traditional” intelligence model is Sternberg’s Triarchic intelligence model.  Sternberg’s theory of intelligence is based on _________.
    • A. 

      Gardner’s eight facets of multiple intelligence

    • B. 

      Analytic, creative, and practical intelligence

    • C. 

      Tests such as the Wechsler and Stanford-Binet

    • D. 

      three factors contributing to academic performance (memory, vocabulary, and problem solving)

  • 32. 
    A child with a secure attachment to her caregiver usually develops a sense of __________.
    • A. 

      constant need for the caregiver’s presence

    • B. 

      Autonomy

    • C. 

      Clinginess

    • D. 

      Entitlement

  • 33. 
    Peer groups, clothing choices, and activity choices become increasingly important to adolescents because they _______.
    • A. 

      Help the adolescent define a sense of identity

    • B. 

      Allow the adolescent to defy authority figures

    • C. 

      Are often the first opportunities for autonomy

    • D. 

      Are directly tied to academic success

  • 34. 
    A child sings into a hairbrush.  This could be considered an example of __________.
    • A. 

      Rule-based play

    • B. 

      Symbolic play

    • C. 

      transference

    • D. 

      Emotional withdrawal

  • 35. 
    Positive role models are considered to be important during a child’s early development because _________.
    • A. 

      children depend on modeling to develop various aspects of their personality

    • B. 

      They can take the place of peer relationships

    • C. 

      They prevent self-efficacy

    • D. 

      Children require these relationships in order to develop language skills

  • 36. 
    A group of birth defects caused by brain damage that affect control of movement are known as ______.
    • A. 

      cerebral palsy

    • B. 

      Down syndrome

    • C. 

      Muscular dystrophy

    • D. 

      spina bifida

  • 37. 
     Which of the following would not be considered a sociocultural factor influencing individual development?
    • A. 

      Family

    • B. 

      race

    • C. 

      Cultural perspective

    • D. 

      Poverty

  • 38. 
    Sudden onset of wetting and inflicting self-harm are typical symptoms of _________.
    • A. 

      Physical abuse

    • B. 

      sexual abuse

    • C. 

      neglect

    • D. 

      Inability to handle peer pressure

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      Possible projections or misinterpretations of others observing the child

    • B. 

      Cultural biases inherent in the examinations you have given to the child

    • C. 

      Whether you have observed the child for a sufficient time period to get a holistic sense of his or her behaviors

    • D. 

      whether the child is modifying his or her behaviors due to your observation