August 3, 2015

Praxis II Special Education: Application of Core Principles across Categories of Disability Test Questions

1. What is the name of the assessment method in which words are deleted from a sentence and the student is asked to complete the sentence to the student’s best ability?

  1. focal skills movie technique
  2. sheltered instruction
  3. Cloze procedure
  4. spaced repetition

2. The act of “thinking about thinking” is known as _____.

  1. metacognition
  2. supercognition
  3. navel-gazing
  4. introspection


3. What is the name for a skill acquired ahead of schedule because the child is under external pressure to learn it?

  1. leapfrog skill
  2. preternatural skill
  3. splinter skill
  4. fracture skill

4. Students who are faking a disability, illness, or injury in order to avoid an unpleasant task or obtain personal benefits are said to be _____.

  1. malingering
  2. slackers
  3. recidivists
  4. deliquescing

5. What is the name of the congenital condition in which the roof of the mouth is torn?

  1. tonsillitis
  2. oral fixation
  3. cerebral palsy
  4. cleft palate

6. Which of the following best demonstrates the associative property of multiplication?

  1. 6(4 x 7) = 7(6 x 4)
  2. 4(6 + 8) = 4(6) + 4(8)
  3. 5 x 3 x 6 = 3 x 5 x 6
  4. 5 x 5 x 5 = 25 x 5

7. What was the result of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)?

  1. railroads were required to provide “equal but separate” accommodations for whites and blacks
  2. public schools were integrated
  3. new states were allowed to decide whether or not they would permit slavery
  4. freed slaves were allowed to vote

8. What is the median of the set {4, 4, 8, 12, 17}?

  1. 4
  2. 8
  3. 9
  4. 17

Questions 9-10 refer to the following poem by Thomas Hardy called “Heredity”.

I am the family face;
Flesh perishes, I live on,
Projecting trait and trace
Through time to times anon,
And leaping from place to place
Over oblivion.

The years-heired feature that can
In curve and voice and eye
Despise the human span
Of durance — that is I;
The eternal thing in man,
That heeds no call to die 

9. Which sentence best summarizes the theme of the poem?

  1. Everyone dies eventually, so it is best to live for the present.
  2. The members of a family share physical characteristics.
  3. The similarities in appearance among family members allow for a kind of immortality.
  4. Humans die, but memories last forever.

10. The phrase “trait and trace” is an example of what literary device?

  1. metaphor
  2. assonance
  3. simile
  4. alliteration

11. The Individualized Educational Program (IEP) includes:

  1. Written evaluation
  2. Assessment tests
  3. Interviews
  4. All of the above

12. Learning disabilities include:

  1. Cerebral palsy
  2. Dysgraphia
  3. ADD
  4. All of the above

13. Behavior that may indicate a learning disability includes:

  1. Difficulty remembering new data
  2. Problems with organization
  3. Making inappropriate comments
  4. All of the above

14. Functions of the brain are:

  1. Delayed information
  2. Integration
  3. Emotion
  4. All of the above

15. The brain receives information from:

  1. Pets
  2. Ears
  3. People
  4. All of the above

16. Language output is not classified as:

  1. Spontaneous Language
  2. Voluntary Language
  3. Demand Language
  4. All of the above

17. The causes of mental retardation may include:

  1. Environmental
  2. Measles
  3. Gender
  4. All of the above

18. Characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder do not include:

  1. Inattention
  2. Talking a lot
  3. Hyperactivity
  4. Impulsivity

19. Questions to ask while preparing lessons using the direct teaching method may include:

  1. Is this fun?
  2. What resources are needed?
  3. How will I teach this material?
  4. All of the above

20. Evaluation strategies for special needs students include:

  1. Test special needs students no differently from the general population
  2. Easier tests
  3. Schedule breaks
  4. All of the above

21. The Individualized Educational Program (IEP) includes:

  1. Take home tests
  2. Assessment tests
  3. Drivers Education
  4. Housing

22. Behavior that may indicate a learning disability includes:

  1. Difficulty remembering new data
  2. Skipping school
  3. Long attention span
  4. All of the above

23. Functions of the brain include:

  1. Analysis
  2. Frustration
  3. Memory
  4. Happiness

24. The brain receives information from:

  1. Books
  2. Ears
  3. People
  4. Pets

25. Language output requires:

  1. Listening skills
  2. Public speaking
  3. Finding the correct words
  4. All of the above

26. The causes of mental retardation include:

  1. Genetics
  2. Abuse
  3. Chicken pox
  4. Literacy

27. The main characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder are:

  1. Fighting
  2. Bullying
  3. Speech problems
  4. Impulsivity

28. List some questions to ask while preparing lessons using the direct teaching method.

  1. How many students are in the class?
  2. What is the seating arrangement of the classroom?
  3. How will progress be monitored?
  4. All of the above

29. Evaluation strategies for special needs students include:

  1. Group work
  2. Using timed tests
  3. Multiple choice tests
  4. Evaluating content separately

30. The responsibilities of a special education teacher include:

  1. Monitor emotional development
  2. Inform parents of progress
  3. Maintain anecdotal records
  4. All of the above

Praxis II Special Education: Application of Core Principles across Categories of Disability Test Answer Key