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  • 1. 

    A child at the age of five has at least …………. active vocabulary. 

    • A.

      5,000

    • B.

      7,000

    • C.

      2, 000

    Correct Answer
    C. 2, 000
    Explanation
    A child at the age of five has an active vocabulary of around 2,000 words. This means that they are able to understand and use approximately 2,000 different words in their everyday communication. This is considered to be a significant milestone in language development for a child of this age, as it shows their ability to comprehend and express themselves through a wide range of words.

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  • 2. 

    Which type of words do the kids learn first?

    • A.

      Item of food

    • B.

      Name of animals

    • C.

      Name of flowers

    Correct Answer
    A. Item of food
    Explanation
    Kids typically learn words related to their immediate environment and daily experiences first. Since food is a basic necessity and a part of their daily routine, it is likely that they would learn words related to different types of food before other categories such as animals or flowers.

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  • 3. 

    Referring to all the men as “daddy” is an example of—

    • A.

      Overgeneralization

    • B.

      Differentiation

    • C.

      Assimilation

    Correct Answer
    A. Overgeneralization
    Explanation
    Referring to all the men as "daddy" is an example of overgeneralization. Overgeneralization occurs when a person applies a specific term or concept to a broader category or group, without considering individual differences or variations within that group. In this case, using the term "daddy" to refer to all men implies that all men are fathers or have a similar role, which is an overgeneralization as it disregards the diversity and individuality within the male population.

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  • 4. 

    By the age of seven, a kid knows—

    • A.

      More than 6000 words

    • B.

      More than 4000 words

    • C.

      More than 10,000 words

    Correct Answer
    B. More than 4000 words
    Explanation
    By the age of seven, a kid knows more than 4000 words. This is because by this age, children have been exposed to a wide range of vocabulary through their interactions with parents, caregivers, and the environment. They have also been learning and expanding their language skills through reading, listening, and speaking. The number of words a child knows at this age is an indication of their language development and their ability to communicate effectively.

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  • 5. 

    A child first includes a word in its mental dictionary and gradually learns the semantic features. This phenomenon is known as—

    • A.

      Natural development

    • B.

      Vertical development

    • C.

      Horizontal development

    Correct Answer
    C. Horizontal development
    Explanation
    Horizontal development refers to the process of gradually expanding a child's mental dictionary by adding new words and their semantic features. This means that the child is acquiring a wider range of vocabulary and understanding the meaning and characteristics of each word. This process occurs over time as the child's language skills develop and they become more proficient in their use of words and their associated meanings. Vertical development, on the other hand, refers to the deepening of a child's understanding of a particular word or concept. Natural development is a broader term that encompasses both horizontal and vertical development.

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  • 6. 

    The number of active vocabulary is likely to be higher than the passive vocabulary. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the number of words a person actively uses in their vocabulary is likely to be higher than the number of words they passively understand. However, this is not necessarily true. While active vocabulary refers to words a person actively uses in their speech or writing, passive vocabulary refers to words a person understands but does not use actively. It is possible for someone to have a larger passive vocabulary, where they understand more words than they actively use. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 7. 

    Children’s vocabulary reflects the frequency of words used by the adults. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the vocabulary of children is influenced by the words commonly used by adults. In other words, children tend to learn and use words that they hear frequently from adults. This is supported by research which shows that children acquire language skills by imitating and absorbing the language patterns and words used by the adults around them. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    Children not only acquire the words from adults’ speech but also they learn the same meaning.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Children not only acquire the words from adults' speech but also learn the same meaning. This statement implies that children not only learn the vocabulary used by adults but also understand the meaning behind those words. However, this is not necessarily true. While children do acquire words from adults' speech, they may not always fully understand the meaning of those words. Children often learn words through context and repetition, and it takes time for them to develop a complete understanding of word meanings. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 9. 

    Vertical development is the reason of overgeneralization . 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Vertical development refers to the progression of skills and abilities within a specific domain or area. Overgeneralization, on the other hand, is a cognitive error where individuals apply a general rule to all situations, even when it may not be appropriate. The given statement suggests that vertical development is the reason for overgeneralization, which is incorrect. Vertical development focuses on building specific skills and expertise, while overgeneralization is a cognitive bias that can occur regardless of one's level of development. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    A new born baby learn new words inductively

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Inductive learning refers to the process of acquiring knowledge or understanding through observation and examples. Newborn babies learn new words inductively as they observe and listen to the language spoken around them. They gradually start recognizing patterns, associating sounds with objects or actions, and building their vocabulary. This process of learning through exposure and experience is essential for language development in infants. Therefore, the statement "A new born baby learns new words inductively" is true.

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