1. Which of the following is a correct statement about scheduling outside time?
A. The best time for teachers to schedule outside time is as soon as children arrive.
B. The best time for teachers to schedule outside time is after learning center time, right before lunch.
C. The best time for teachers to schedule outside time is immediately after morning snack or breakfast.
D. There’s no best time for outside time; it depends on the needs of the children, staff availability, and access to common spaces.

2. Which of the following is an example of a project-approach activity for a preschool class?
A. All the children who are ready for literacy activities work in a group; those who aren’t ready play with the blocks.
B. At 9:00 in the morning every day, half the children in the class do sorting and counting activities while the other half work on an art project. After 20 minutes, the groups switch.
C. A class spends several days on various activities about the plumbing in their building, including a field trip to the basement to see how the water heater works.
D. The children work together painting a large cardboard box that they can use in pretend play to represent anything they want.

3. Which of the following is a false statement about developing writing skills?
A. Word walls are an important part of the writing center.
B. Children should be encouraged to draw ideas before writing about them.
C. Children should be started out writing on lined paper, to help them develop written language properly from the beginning.
D. Children should be encouraged to read back what they’ve written.

4. Which is the least mature grip on a writing implement?
A. Fist grip with the thumb away from the point
B. Fist grip with the thumb toward the point
C. Tripod grip with fingers well away from the tip
D. Tripod grip with the implement resting on the index finger, near the tip
5. Oral language development between the ages of 3 and 6 includes all of the following except
A. learning to use language expressively with others.
B. developing phonological awareness.
C. writing argumentative essays.
D. building a strong receptive vocabulary.

6. Which of the following is the best definition of phonological awareness?
A. Ability to follow verbal instructions
B. Awareness that the speech stream consists of a sequence of sounds or phonemes
C. Awareness of the smallest unit of sound
D. Sensitivity to units of sound used in the English language

7. Using essential theme criteria, which would probably be the most appropriate theme for a group of
suburban preschool-age children living in Michigan?
A. Vehicles
B. The desert
C. Pockets
D. Santa Claus

8. Which of the following is not part of negotiating a conflict?
A. Accepting reasonable disagreement
B. Enforcing your preferred solution
C. Listening to and acknowledging others’ rights, opinions, and feelings
D. Explaining the reasons behind a suggested solution

9. Which of the following is not a good play-intervention strategy?
A. Modeling
B. Coaching
C. Disrupting
D. Expanding

10. The development of fine motor skills requires all of the following except
A. instruction.
B. criticism.
C. maturation.
D. practice.

11. Which of the following is not a good approach to teaching health, nutrition, and safety for preschool
A. Explain that children should be more conscious of health, safety, and nutrition than their teachers.
B. Develop themes related to health, safety, and nutrition topics.
C. Plan instructional activities to teach health, safety, and nutrition content.
D. Incorporate health, safety, and nutrition into daily events and routines.

12. _______ awareness describes the perceptual motor skills most closely associated with understanding
complex rhythm patterns.
A. Temporal
B. Balance
C. Directional
D. Figure-ground

13. _______ awareness describes the perceptual motor skills most closely associated with understanding
how the child’s own body is in space (up/down, on/off).
A. Balance
B. Figure-ground
C. Directional
D. Temporal

14. Which of the following is the most suitable theme for preschool age children?
A. The hazards of electricity
B. Plants in the classroom
C. Predicting the weather
D. Gravitational theory

15. Which of the following is not something to be considered when selecting a theme for a particular group of children?
A. The availability of resources
B. Curriculum requirements
C. Whether it involves technology
D. The relevance of the topic to the children

16. The purpose of using activities related to diverse cultures is to provide opportunities
A. to learn languages other than English quickly.
B. for children to feel more comfortable with people less familiar to them.
C. to make the dramatic play area more interesting.
D. for learning experiences about the dominant culture.

17. Social _______ describes the focus area(s) of the social domain.
A. competence
B. responsibility
C. awareness
D. skills

18. What is the relationship between sounds and letters in the written language known as?
A. Phonics
B. Graphemes
C. Phonemes
D. Literacy

19. Which of the following strategies is best for teaching motor skills?
A. Telling children to try harder
B. Experimentation and strict correction
C. Suppressing motor skills that may be developing early
D. Coaching and demonstration

20. Children with well-developed social skills are not often viewed as
A. friendly.
B. gullible.
C. responsible.
D. cooperative.

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