EDF 1005 Quiz 1

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EDF 1005 Quiz 1

This first quiz is based on the reading assignments for the first week of class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Over the past 30,000 years, the basic anatomy of humans has undergone only one prominent change: The human being has stood up to walk on two feet rather than on "all fours."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A teaching contract from the 1920s indicated that
    • A. 

      Teaching jobs were for men only (females did not enter teaching until they were needed during World War II)

    • B. 

      Teachers in that era were held to more rigorous academic and intellectual standards than are today's teachers

    • C. 

      Several of the health priorities today (smoking, alcoholism) were concerns then, as well

    • D. 

      Teachers could create their own personal life without fear of community interference

  • 3. 
    According to surveys, the vast majority of teachers are
    • A. 

      Dissatisfied with the intellectual challenge of their work

    • B. 

      finally satisfied with their salaries

    • C. 

      concerned about their job security

    • D. 

      Satisfied with the degree of support they get from principals and superiors

  • 4. 
    Contrary to public perception, most teachers
    • A. 

      Are quite disillusioned with their jobs

    • B. 

      Have little autonomy in the classroom

    • C. 

      Attain scores comparable to physicians, engineers, and writers on adult literacy exams

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      none of the above

  • 5. 
    In the nineteenth century, normal schools provided students with
    • A. 

      Two years of training in academic subjects only

    • B. 

      Two years of training in academic subjects as well as in teaching methodology

    • C. 

      Four years of training in academic subjects only

    • D. 

      Four years of training in academic subjects as well as in teaching methodology

  • 6. 
    The program Teach for America
    • A. 

      Represents a long-awaited step toward standardizing teacher training

    • B. 

      Is similar to the apprenticeship training that teachers underwent in colonial times

    • C. 

      Is championed by Linda Darling-Hammond and other influential educators

    • D. 

      Is the modern equivalent of a “normal school,” with two years of training in academic subjects as well as pedagogy

  • 7. 
    It appears that language-as well as art and religious ritual-became vital aspects of human life only during the past __________________ years, primarily within our own species.
    • A. 

      . 5,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      . 50,000

    • D. 

      100,000

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    A few chimps and other apes have been taught to use picture symbols or American Sign Language for simple communication
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The need to give birth early may have evolved around the time of the Homo species _______________________.
    • A. 

      Australopithecus robustus

    • B. 

      Australopithecus africanus

    • C. 

      Homo habilis

    • D. 

      Homo heidelbergensis

    • E. 

      Homo ergaster

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not true about the effects of food production on Human Society:
    • A. 

      By harvesting and herding domesticated species, people could store large quantities of plant foods, such as seeds and tubers

    • B. 

      By harvesting and herding domesticated species, people could have a ready supply of meat and milk.

    • C. 

      By harvesting and herding domesticated species, people realized some long-term food security.

    • D. 

      By harvesting and herding domesticated species, people realized the value of turning their swords into plowshares.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    _______________controlled fire, cooked food, and made better, more diverse stone tools. They got their meat from hunting, and were thus the first human hunters and gatherers. Like all human species, they had extended childhoods required by extensive postnatal brain development.
    • A. 

      Ardipithecus ramidus

    • B. 

      Australopithecus aethiopicus

    • C. 

      Homo erectus

    • D. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • E. 

      Homo habilis

  • 12. 
    With a brain 3/4 modern size and further development in speech areas and larynx, _______________________ probably used sounds for communication - not yet what we would think of as language, but a start towards it.
    • A. 

      Ardipithecus ramidus

    • B. 

      Australopithecus aethiopicus

    • C. 

      Homo erectus

    • D. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • E. 

      Homo habilis

  • 13. 
    5 million years ago our closest ancestors and cousins, early ape- humans, had split from the other apes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    _______________had only about half our modern brain size and his/her larynx was not well enough developed for speech, but they are the first species known to have made stone tools, and their (for that time) large brain included development in areas now essential for speech
    • A. 

      Ardipithecus ramidus

    • B. 

      Australopithecus aethiopicus

    • C. 

      Homo erectus

    • D. 

      . Homo neanderthalensis

    • E. 

      Homo habilis

  • 15. 
    By 300,000 years ago Homo sapiens was hunting game as big as elephants and beginning to emerge with an average brain size of about 1,100 cubic centimeters, and by about 100,000 years ago the current average of 1,450 was reached.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    With tools, hunting, communication skills and increasing domestication, modern man, Homo erectus, the most successful of all species of homo, left Africa in several waves from 150,000 to 80,000 years ago and peopled the rest of the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    During the time of Homo Erectus, primate evolution moved away from litters of offspring and toward single births so that now it is rare for a woman to have more than one child at a time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    l____________________located on the western edge of the Jordan valley in the area now called the "West Bank" and about six miles north of the Dead Sea __
    • A. 

      Ain Gev

    • B. 

      Zawi Chemi Shanidar,

    • C. 

      Catal Huyuk

    • D. 

      Jericho

    • E. 

      Tell Abu Hureyra

  • 19. 
    Established first school of education in the U.S.
    • A. 

      Horace Man

    • B. 

      Reverend Samuel Hall

    • C. 

      Ichabod Crane

    • D. 

      Daniel Webster

    • E. 

      None of These

  • 20. 
    Associated with first state-supported normal school
    • A. 

      Ambrose Bierce

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Horace Mann

    • D. 

      John C. Calhoun

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 21. 
    Which of the following would BEST support an argument that teaching is a profession today?
    • A. 

      Alternative licensure programs

    • B. 

      Teacher competency tests

    • C. 

      Board certification

    • D. 

      Undergraduate teacher preparation programs

  • 22. 
    Teachers in colonial times
    • A. 

      Viewed teaching as a career and aspired to become “master teachers” who would instruct others entering the profession

    • B. 

      Were required to complete four years of academy training

    • C. 

      Were sent to “normal school” before they could instruct pupils

    • D. 

      Were sometimes indentured servants

  • 23. 
    The goal of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to
    • A. 

      Rcreate a nationwide curriculum for elementary schools

    • B. 

      Assess and certify highly competent teachers

    • C. 

      Develop and disseminate a checklist of professional goals and behaviors that all teachers must meet

    • D. 

      Support legislative efforts to improve teacher quality on state and national levels

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is generally considered a positive aspect of the teaching profession?
    • A. 

      The ability to influence the lives of young people

    • B. 

      High prestige and status

    • C. 

      Minimal amounts of paperwork

    • D. 

      Excellent salaries

  • 25. 
    __________________was influential in creating the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    • A. 

      NAACP

    • B. 

      Horace Mann

    • C. 

      Reverend Samuel Hall

    • D. 

      The Carnegie Foundation

    • E. 

      None of these

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