Free ORELA Multiple Subjects Practice Test

1. Social development and cognitive development often progress together because

a. The more knowledge a child has, the more social he becomes
b. As children are developing physically, they lose interest in social interactions
c. Children develop the dexterity to show their cognitive development
d. All areas of development-physical, social, and cognitive-are interrelated

2. Which of the following describes one difference between role-play writing and early writing?

a. In role-play writing, the child writes in scribbles that are only meaningful to him or her. In early writing, the child uses real letters
b. In early writing, the child writes in scribbles that are only meaningful to him or her. In role- play writing, the child writes in groups of words with a period at the end
c. In role-play writing, the child writes in simple forms of language, usually the way the word sounds. In early writing, the child starts to use sight words and familiar text
d. In early writing, the child has a sense of audience and a purpose for writing. In role-play writing, the child writes from the point of view of an imaginary character

3. Which of the following is NOT a way to teach young children to recognize patterns?

a. Count by twos beginning with 5
b. Comparing geometric shapes
c. Solving for x in an equation
d. Analyzing the results of a class survey

4. When deciding to measure the sides of a two-dimensional object, what attributes of that object should be considered?

a. Volume and liquid measurement
b. Length and width
c. Weight and mass
d. Perimeter and area

5. What is a primary contribution of the Israelites to civilization?

a. Secularism
b. Democracy
c. Monarchism
d. Monotheism

Answers and Explanations

1. D: All areas of development-physical, social, and cognitive-are interrelated. A teacher who is aware of this may be able to emphasize the most appropriate method of instruction for this particular child.

2. A: In role playing writing, the child writes in scribbles that are only meaningful to him or her. In early writing, the child begins to use real letters.

3. C: Solving for x in an equation. Young children are not ready for algebraic equations, but they can learn to recognize patterns by counting by twos, comparing geometric shapes, and analyzing data they have collected.

4. B: Length and width. Since the object is not a solid, no other dimensions are needed.

5. D: Monotheism. Before the Israelites, almost all civilizations, including the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations, believed in many gods.

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Last Updated: 03/01/2017


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