Module Two Quiz

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Module Two. A quiz for learning theory and assessment.


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  • 1. 
    1. According to Piaget, "knowledge comes from action." Which of the following statements best explains Piaget's adage?
    • A. 

      Children are miniature adults. This means knowledge is quantitative rather than qualitative

    • B. 

      Inactivity is an indicator of intelligence, especially during childhood

    • C. 

      Development depends in large part on an individual's manipulation of and interaction with the environment

    • D. 

      Piaget assumes that cognitive development is a smooth progression from less knowledge to more knowledge

  • 2. 
    The process of using or adjusting schemes in response to the environment by means of assimilation and accommodation is called  
    • A. 

      Structuring

    • B. 

      Organization

    • C. 

      Adaptation

    • D. 

      Construction

  • 3. 
    A teacher often begins his lectures by presenting students with two ideas or observations that apparently conflict. He feels that this works because presenting a paradox arouses students' interest. From Piaget's point of view, the teacher is making use of the students' natural response to  
    • A. 

      Scaffolding

    • B. 

      Transitivity

    • C. 

      Egocentrism

    • D. 

      Disequilibrium

  • 4. 
    Which cognitive stage and characteristic are children showing when they believe that everyone sees the world exactly as they do? 
    • A. 

      Preoperational stage; egocentric thought

    • B. 

      Preoperational stage; centration

    • C. 

      Concrete operational stage; egocentric thought

    • D. 

      Concrete operational stage; centration

  • 5. 
    An example of the Vygotsky notion of scaffolding would be
    • A. 

      Students taking a test

    • B. 

      A teacher passing out new supplies

    • C. 

      A mother helping a child learn to ride a bike

    • D. 

      A father taking his children for a ride in the car

  • 6. 
    A student is caught walking about during a test, a behavior that breaks a class rule. Another student in Piaget's autonomous stage of morality is likely to react in which of the following ways? 
    • A. 

      Listen to the offender's rationale for the behavior

    • B. 

      View any punishment as deserved

    • C. 

      Side with the teacher's decision

    • D. 

      Protect the offender, regardless of circumstances

  • 7. 
    Which one of Erikson's stages is likely to be experienced as Piaget's formal operations unfolds?
    • A. 

      Generativity versus self-absorption

    • B. 

      Initiative versus guilt

    • C. 

      Intimacy versus isolation

    • D. 

      Identity versus role confusion

  • 8. 
    Piaget believed that all individuals are born with an innate tendency to interact with and make sense of their environments by creating
    • A. 

      An identity

    • B. 

      Moral dilemmas

    • C. 

      Schemes

    • D. 

      Discontinuous theories

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is most likely to help a concrete operational child solve conceptual problems?
    • A. 

      The child is older than the typical concrete operational learners

    • B. 

      The child is taught to solve the problems

    • C. 

      The problems are explained several times

    • D. 

      The problems involve objects and situations that are familiar (to the child)

  • 10. 
    According to Kohlberg, for individuals operating at which level of moral development is morality defined in terms of cooperation with peers?
    • A. 

      Postconventional

    • B. 

      Conventional

    • C. 

      Preconventional

    • D. 

      Unconventional

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