20+ Essential Skills Questions you See in September 2021 NTC Exams

Most often, examiners rely on previous exam questions to compile new set of questions. 

For the upcoming may 2021 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination, Ghana Scholarship team did some research and come up with 20+ object questions that you are likely to see in the upcoming 2021 NTC licensure examination, Essential skills questions. 

Go through them carefully and tick them when you finally see them ln the the exams.

September 2021 NTC Essential skills Questions

  1. It is popularly said that any two students are not alike. This implies that they differ in their
    (a) Physical and mental set up
    (b) Aptitude
    (c) Social status
    (d) Attitude
    True Answer : Physical and mental set up
  2. Which is an application of cognitive approach to motivation?
    (a) Explain the reasons for studying the topic
    (b) Create a supportive classroom climate for students
    (c) Provide clear and prompt feedback onassignments
    (d) Begin lessons with challenging questionsand conflicting events
    True Answer : Explain the reasons for studying the topic
  3. Mr. Oti, a physical education teacher, demonstrates the new skill to be learned so that his students can watch him and later reproduce the skill. What learning theory is associated with the situation?
    (a) Dual-Coding Learning Theory
    (b) Information Processing Theory
    (c) Schema Learning Theory
    (d) Social Learning
    True Answer : Social Learning
  4. The lowest level of Taxonomy of
    Educational Objectives of Cognitive
    Domain given by Bloom is
    (a) Knowledge
    (b) Comprehension
    (c) Application
    (d) Analysis
    True Answer : Knowledge
  5. Instructional Objectives are useful to
    (a) Teachers
    (b) Students
    (c) Question paper setters
    (d) All the given alternatives
    True Answer : All the given alternatives
  6. Rita easily remember dates and events in history. What component of long term memory (LTM) does Rita have?
    (a) Creative thinking
    (b) Critical thinking
    (c) Reflective thinking
    (d) Logical thinking
    True Answer : Reflective thinking
  7. The most important function of a teacher is to
    (a) Facilitate learning

manage instructional resources
(c) coordinate curricular activities
(d) provide information
True Answer : Facilitate learning

2021 essential skills Questions

  1. Which of the following best describes what meaningful learning is?
    (a) When what is to be learned is new and easyfor the students
    (b) Materials presented are difficult andchallenging to the students
    (c) When the materials to be learned is relatedto what students already know
    (d) Students find the lessons easy and relevant to what was assigned to them
    True Answer : When the materials to be learned is related to what students already know
  2. The objectives of a Curriculum are to be stated in terms of
    (a) Students entering behaviour
    Students terminal behaviour
    (c) Teachers behaviour
    (d) Learning process
    True Answer : Students terminal behaviour
  3. Miss Rita is an excellent Physical Education teacher. She started teaching volleyball to her Grade 2 class. Despite all her efforts, her class does not seem to learn how to play the game.
    What law of learning was disregarded?
    (a) Law of Disuse
    (b) Law of Effect
    (c) Law of Exercis
    (d) Law of Readiness
    True Answer : Law of Readiness
  4. Which of the following best describes what meaningful learning is?
    (a) When what is to be learned is new and easyfor the students
    Materials presented are difficult andchallenging to the students
    (c) When the materials to be learned is relatedto what students already know
    (d) Students find the lessons easy and relevant to what was assigned to them
    True Answer : When the materials to be learned is related to what students already know
  5. Ms. Erika in her Biology class accompanies her discussion with interesting visual aids. She strongly believes that students learn better when lessons are presented with images, real or imagined aside from mere lecture method.
    Which learning theory does she upholds?
    (a) Dual-Coding Theory
    (b) Information Processing Theory
    (c) Meaningful Reception Learning Theory
    (d) Social Cognitive Theory
    True Answer : Dual-Coding Theory
  6. Which of the following is not a type of the learned motives?
    (a) Reflexes
    (b) Habits
    (c) Attitude(d) Interest
    True Answer : Reflexes
  7. Patricia is always fearful of freely roaming dogs but does not mind dogs in a pen or on a leash. What feature of classical conditioning is exhibited? (a) Discrimination
    (b) Extinction
    (c) Generalization
    (d) Practice
    True Answer : Discrimination
  8. An Earth Science teacher has just completed a unit on the sun. As she recognizes her next unit on other stars, she uses the sun as a frame of reference. What view of learning was used?
    (a) Discovery learning
    (b) Informative learning
    (c) Meaningful learning
    (d) Transfer learning
    True Answer : Meaningful learning
  9. Which is an application of cognitive approach to motivation?
    (a) Explain the reasons for studying the topic
    (b) Create a supportive classroom climate for students
    (c) Provide clear and prompt feedback onassignments
    (d) Begin lessons with challenging questionsand conflicting events
    True Answer : Explain the reasons for studying the topic
  10. Of the following learning theories, the one that embodies the idea that the
    learning takes place through insight is known as
    (a) Gestalt
    (b) Stimulus-Response
    (c) Connectionist
    (d) Pragmatic
    True Answer : Gestalt
  11. The lowest level of Taxonomy of
    Educational Objectives of Cognitive
    Domain given by Bloom is
    (a) Knowledge
    (b) Comprehension
    (c) Application
    (d) Analysis
    True Answer : Knowledge
  12. In which lesson does a general rule is explained first and then examples are illustrated?
    (a) Deductive lesson (b) Inductive lesson
    (c) Cognitive lesson
    (d) Skill lesson

True Answer : Deductive lesson

2021 Essential skills Questions

  1. The objectives of a Curriculum are to be stated in terms of
    (a) Students entering behaviour
    (b) Students terminal behaviour
    (c) Teachers behaviour
    (d) Learning process
    True Answer : Students terminal behaviour
  2. Mr Fiifi wants to use alternative methods of assessment. Which of the following will he not likely use?
    (a) Multiple Choice Test
    (b) Reflective Journal Writing
    (c) Oral Presentation
    (d) Developing Portfolios
    True Answer : Multiple Choice Test
  3. The minimum number of years for a newly qualified teacher to posses a provisional teacher’s license is
    (a) 1 year
    (b) 2 years
    (c) 3 years
    (d) 4 years
    True Answer : 3 years
  4. The choice of the appropriate format to use in constructing a test is influenced by the
    (a) skills in writing different types of items
    (b) intelligence level of the students
    (c) content that has been taught
    (d) availability of specification table
    True Answer : skills in writing different types of items
  5. Asamoah is fascinated by his daughter’s excitement and determination to learn new things. Thus, he is concerned with her development in which domain?
    (a) Physical
    (b) Socioemotional
    (c) Cognitive
    (d) Sociocultural
    True Answer : Socioemotional
  6. For classroom teachers, core points are mainly written in a lesson plan to ensured that
    (a) Pupils can get notes to write at the end ofthe lesson
    (b) The main ideas of the lesson are broughtout
    (c) The pupils pay attention during instructions
    (d) All the given alternatives
    True Answer : The main ideas of the lesson are brought out
  7. All the following are the reasons for introduction of the Teacher Licensing Policy in Ghana except.
    (a) To eliminate non-performing teachers
    (b) To reduce teacher in-take
    (c) To professionalize teaching
    (d) To enforce discipline
    True Answer : To reduce teacher in-take
  8. Psychologists study the development of individuals across several domains. Which of the following is not one of the domains studied?
    (a) Physical
    (b) Socioemotional
    (c) Cognitive
    (d) Psychodynamic
    True Answer : Psychodynamic
  9. Which of the following operates on the “stimulus-response principle”, which means all behaviours are caused by external stimuli?
    (a) Contextual theory
    (b) Behaviourist theory
    (c) Cognitive theory
    (d) Constructivist theory
    True Answer : Behaviourist theory
  10. Under what criterion is the question, ” is this the best way to test for the desired knowledge and skills? ” considered when evaluating a test?
    (a) Practicality
    (b) Clarity
    (c) Fairness
    (d) Efficiency
    True Answer : Efficiency
  11. Which of the following bodies or institutions is responsible for licensing teachers in Ghana?
    (a) Teacher Education Division
    (b) Ghana Education Service
    (c) National Teaching Council
    (d) National Teachers Council
    True Answer : National Teaching Council 31. Which of the following are the major components of guidance program in schools?
    (a) Educational, vocational, personal, social
    (b) Educational, vocational, counselling
    (c) Educational, vocational, psychological
    (d) Vocational, social, relationship
    True Answer : Educational, vocational, personal, social
  12. The evaluation approach that measures students actual performance and compares it with the objectives of instruction is called..
    (a) Criterion-referenced evaluation
    (b) Democratic evaluation
    (c) Norm-referenced evaluation
    (d) Bureaucratic evaluation
    True Answer : Criterion-referenced evaluation
  13. In designing instruction for your class, you must assume that instruction is aimed at the…..
    (a) Individual and not the group
    (b) Group and not the individual
    (c) Academically weak students
    (d) Academically intelligent students
    True Answer : Individual and not the group
  14. Information may be able to obtain permanence in the memory of pupils when there is a strong activity of the…
    (a) Long term memory
    (b) Sensory memory
    (c) Concrete memory
    (d) Working memory
    True Answer : Long term memory
  15. Which of the following has no relation to the behaviorist approach to learning?
    (a) Common law applies to humans and animals
    (b) The process of learning is call conditioning
    (c) Humans and animals have similarneurophysiological features
    (d) Learning requires active mental process
    True Answer : Learning requires active mental process
  16. Which of the following serve as agents to the curriculum implementation process
    (a) Learners
    (b) Doctors
    (c) Ministry of Education
    (d) Teachers
    True Answer : Teachers
  17. In planning your lesson, it is always important that you start with..
    (a) Anticipatory set
    (b) Modelling
    (c) Objective and purpose
    (d) Guided practice
    True Answer : Objective and purpose
  18. For school environment to have a good/healthy climate, the teacher must….
    (a) Be strict and unapproachable
    (b) Have concern for general well-being ofpupils
    (c) Have a strong sense of commitment andmorality (d) Be firm and fair in managing his/her class
    True Answer : Be firm and fair in managing his/her class
  19. Which of the following is NOT a major focus of educational principles of prominent educational theories
    (a) Learning must be gradual, cumulative andprogressive
    (b) Instruction must be presented according tothe stages of readiness of pupil
    (c) Pupils must be coerced and forced to learn
    (d) (d) Instruction and learning must follow the order of nature
    True Answer : Pupils must be coerced and forced to learn
  20. A 3-year old pupil in your class who calls a cat a lion and a hen, a vulture may be identified as..
    (a) Preoperational child with the ability toclassify
    (b) Preoperational child with transductivereasoning
    (c) Preoperational child with concrete
    reasoning
    (d) Formal operational child
    True Answer : Preoperational child with transductive reasoning
  21. Which of the following is the most appropriate research to conduct as a teacher to improve on your professional practice in the classroom?
    (a) Basic research
    (b) Historic research
    (c) Action research
    (d) Exploratory research
    True Answer : Action research
  22. Which of the following influenced the military training requirements among students in the secondary and tertiary levels?
    (a) Chinese
    (b) Greeks
    (c) Presbyterians
    (d) Romans
    True Answer : Romans
  23. Students are more likely to remain focused on goals and persist despite setbacks when they develop a perception that..
    (a) Skills continue to emerge as the individualgrows
    (b) Ability can be developed and success isrelated to effort
    (c) learning is a series of small achievements
    (d) (d) assessment is ongoing and peers are achieving at similar levels
    True Answer : Ability can be developed and success is related to effort
  24. The Department of Education gives greater emphasis on the development of basic skills.
    What is the philosophical basis for this?
    (a) Essentialism
    (b) Existentialism
    (c) Perennialism
    (d) Pragmatism
    True Answer : Essentialism
  25. When administering standardized test for JHS students, the teacher may assist students in which of the following ways?
    (a) Reading several sample items for clarity
    (b) Repeating the scripted directions exactly
    (c) Restating the scripted directions using simple language
    (d) reviewing content using the sample item as a model
    True Answer : Repeating the scripted directions exactly
  26. Teacher G, a Christian Living teacher, puts so much significance on values development and discipline. What could be her educational philosophy?
    (a) Idealism
    (b) Progressivism
    (c) Pragmatism
    (d) Realism
    True Answer : Idealism
  27. Which of the following factors in an elementary classroom is likely to contribute most to a loss of instructional time?
    (a) Limited use of assigned seating
    (b) Ineffective transition routines
    (c) Unappealing or worn materials
    (d) Inadequate technological resources
    True Answer : Ineffective transition routines
  28. A teacher views his students as unique, freechoosing and responsible individuals. All classroom activities revolve around the said premise. What theory underlies this?
    (a) Essentialism
    (b) Existentialism
    (c) (c) Progressivism
    (d) Realism
    True Answer : Existentialism
  29. A teacher demonstrated the technique on how to group students according to their needs and interests and how to use self-paced instructional materials. Which philosophy is manifested in this activity
    (a) Essentialism
    (b) Progressivism
    (c) Realism
    (d) Social Reconstructionism
    True Answer : Progressivism
  30. The Progressivists emphasized the individuality of the child. What is the concern of the reconstructionists?
    (a) Experiential learning
    (b) Socialization
    (c) Social problem
    (d) Personal problems
    True Answer : Social problem
  31. Every first day of the school year, Miss Abrefa prepared activities which will make her primary 2 children, sing, plan, learn and introduce themselves to the class. What process did she emphasize?
    (a) Acculturation (b) Enculturation
    (c) Indoctrination
    (d) Socialization
    True Answer : Socialization

Read them carefully and don’t hesitate to tick them passionately on the exams paper when you finally see then in the exams

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