EDU 330 - Spring 2002
Multiple Choice: Circle the letter corresponding to the single most correct answer (@ 1 point).
[NOTE: Answers to the multiple choice questions can be found at the end of this test.]
Being interested in a task because the activity is enjoyable is what type
Grades and points are examples of what type of motivation?
According to behavioral theory of motivation, students are motivated
primarily by a(n)
desire for gaining fulfillment for their accomplishments
desire to gain reinforcers for their behavior
inherent need to understand what they are learning
D. need for social
recognition and status
In the humanistic theory, belonging and self-esteem are:
satisfied after cognitive needs
E. both B
Which one of the following situations is a valid implication of
Maslow’s hierarchy for education?
Andy, who has low self-esteem, will probably have little motivation to
belong to and be liked by a group
Jennifer, who is feeling ill this week, may show little interest in
Robert, who is frustrated in his search for knowledge, may show little
interest in his physiological well-being
Teresa, who fails to satisfy her aesthetic needs, will be prevented from
having high self-esteem
Harry is apathetic and certain that he is too ignorant to be able to do
the work. He makes poor marks in
school and is not inclined to seek help. According
to attribution theory, Harry is typical of students who attribute their failures
to causes that are
external, stable, and controllable
external, unstable, and uncontrollable
internal, stable, and uncontrollable
Which one of the following quotes exemplifies a learning goal?
“Accomplishing this should make me better prepared for Biology 101.”
B. “If I
master this material, I can have some free time.”
C. “I’m going
to go for the third assignment option, so that I can receive an A.”
“Jason will be impressed if I can learn this laboratory procedure.”
Which one of the following notions is consistent with the idea that
“practice makes perfect”?
Entity view of ability
Incremental view of ability
External locus of control
As need for achievement increases in spite of fear of failure, what type
of student will be motivated to learn?
In the TARGETT model for supporting students’ motivation to learn, the
“R” stands for
What type of testing conditions is LEAST likely to bother high-anxiety
strong memory components
D. unlimited time
Which one of the following is the best example of an authentic
deciding how many compact disks can be bought with this week’s
learning the material assigned fro the final test due in two weeks
memorizing the definitions of new terms needed for the next lesson
solving a set of algebraic problems before going to the ball game
The students in Karin Smith’s class know that they will reach their
instructional goal only if the other students also reach the goal.
Their belief is typical of what type of goal structure?
Ms. Hackett feels that students in this year’s literature class are
primarily trying to memorize information and are not thinking deeply or
conceptually about what they are learning.
What cooperative learning model would appear most desirable for her to
Individual learning expectations (ILEs) refer to
students’ individual levels of aspiration for achievement on a
students’ perceptions of their abilities in a particular course
teachers’ biases regarding students’ ability levels for a given task
D. the base
performance score used for determining degree of improvement
When a teacher’s expectations lead to student achievement that conforms
to those expectations, the effect is called
cooperative goal structuring
D. self-fulfilling prophecy
Joan is seen by her teacher as a high-achieving student.
Which of the following is likely to be among the ways in which Joan’s
teacher will interact with Joan?
A. allow Joan more
time to answer questions
B. ask Joan
C. give Joan fewer
prompts and cues
D. offer Joan less
latitude for her future tasks
According to Woolfolk, one of the best ways to avoid discipline problems
A. have a
comprehensive set of rules
B. keep the
group focused on productive learning
make the classroom a pleasant environment
D. refer problem
students to the counselor
Sherry’s class knows that different behaviors are expected (and
tolerated) during different kinds of activities.
It is likely that her class has a good understanding of
C. self-management techniques
Mr. Marshall’s first two science classes were devoted to demonstrating
and explaining rules and procedures in the laboratory.
Based on research involving effective management, this procedure will
probably result in
A. loss of student
interest and involvement in the subject
understanding of the course material
rushing through much material to make up the lost time
D. time gained
over the course of the school year for learning activities
In specifying rules, it is recommended that rules should be
designated exclusively by the students
directed to study behaviors as well as class behaviors
C. large in number
written down and posted in a prominent place
What term is used to designate the area in a classroom where the greatest
number of verbal exchanges takes place?
C. personal territories
D. zone of proximal
Kathy’s student teacher works well with small groups, but she finds it
difficult to keep track of the rest of the class during small group sessions.
Kathy should work with her student teacher to develop
Jeremy doesn’t much care for Spanish class.
While one student translates from the book, the others just sit around
getting bored. It seems that
Jeremy’s Spanish teacher lacks
C. targeting skills
Which one of the following teachers is sending an “I” message to a
A. “I feel a
little upset right now because I am the only one who disagrees with this
B. “I hear
you saying that you do not understand what Mary is saying.”
C. “I like
David’s suggestion. It
shows a lot of imagination, so let’s try to use it.”
D. “I think that
Sam should be given the benefit of the doubt about this issue.”
***KEEP THIS SHEET - you may record your multiple-choice answers on it to compare with the Answer Key after the test.
Write answers to these questions in your blue-book.
KEY TERMS & NAMES.
Select 5. For each term, supply a precise definition including the context
and a clear example. For each name, supply the context and 2 other pieces
of information about that person. (@ 3 points)
Logical Consequences Academic Learning Time
Thematic Apperception Test Academic Conflict
Withitness Johnson & Johnson
SHORT ANSWER. Select and answer 2 (@ 6 points).
1. Compare & contrast each
pair by identifying 1 major similarity and difference:
A) Academic Learning Time vs Time on Task
B) Weinstein vs Dreikurs
C) Weiner vs Maslow
2. Identify 3 theories of motivation and use details of each to explain the typical underachievement of lower SES students. Which of those 3 explanations is most controllable by the teacher & why? Which is least controllable & why?
3. Compare & contrast each
pair by identifying 1 major similarity and difference:
A) Jigsaw vs STAD
B) McClelland vs Bandura
C) Civic values vs Conflict resolution
ANSWERS TO MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS:
1. B 2.
B 3. B
4. A 5. B
6. C 7. A
8. C 9. C 10. A 11. D 12. A 13. B 14. B
15. D 16. D 17. A 18. B 19. B 20. D 21. D
22. A 23. C 24. A 25. A