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PSY345H5F: EXCEPTIONALITY: DISABILITY AND GIFTEDNESS
TERM TEST I: MAY 24, 2011
This test consists of three sections. Section A consists of 40 multiple choice questions worth 1 point each.
Please mark your answers in pencil on the provided Scantron form. Section B consists of a choice of 10 of 13
definitions worth 1.5 points each. Section C consists of a choice of 3 of 4 essay questions. You have 110
minutes to complete this test.
1. A fundamental purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act is to
a. Require that every person with a disability have a job if she/he wants one.
b. End discrimination against people with disabilities
c. Establish a quota that requires every employer to hire at least one person with a disability
d. Provide income (cash) support to people with disabilities who are unable to work.
2. The major provisions of the ADA apply
a. Only to job recruitment and not to job training or advancement
b. Only to existing public facilitate, such as restaurants, and not to new construction
c. To all new public transit buses, bus and train stations and rail systems
d. All of the above
3. The term “exceptional” describes individuals who
a. Are limited because of environmental demands
b. Have higher than average general ability
c. Deviate either higher or lower from the norm and may require specialized services
d. Have a general malfunction of mental processing
4. According to the developmental approach, typical development can be determined
a. By assessing whether an individual is physically healthy
b. By standards of parental perceptions
c. By comparing a child’s growth pattern to a group average
d. By extensive psychological testing
5. Reactions to being labelled
a. Are the same for everyone
b. Are all negative
c. Are all positive
d. Vary greatly from person to person
6. In one of the first attempts to personalize care for individuals with disabilities, Jean Marc Itard came to
a. Genetics was the primary factor in learning and that a person’s behaviour was not influenced by
b. Behaviour modification changed the way a person acted
c. Good physical conditioning would change behaviour
d. Proper environment and physiological stimulation can change behaviour 7. Mark is a twenty-five-year-old individual who resides in a mental institution. He believes that he is
Abraham Lincoln and spends most of the day trying to free the other patients. It is most likely that Mark
a. neurotic disorder
b. paranoid eccentric behaviour disorder
c. psychotic disorder
d. sociopath disorder
8. Determining who will be labelled socially deviant is guided by the principle that
a. Social deviance is an illness
b. Social deviance is caused solely by an individual’s experience with the environment
c. Normal and deviant behaviours are only determined by psychology professionals
d. Normal behaviour must meet societal expectations
9. Which of the following had the most significant impact on the evolution of education for students with
disabilities during the 1940s and 1950s?
a. Parents organizing and increasing professional interest
c. school administration support
d. increasing population of people with disabilities
10. The _______ principle in IDEA requires that public schools provide special education and related services
to meet the individual needs of all students
a. Zero exclusion
b. Zero effect
c. Zero inclusion
d. Zero tolerance
11. Which of the following is a provision of IDEA?
a. Parental safeguards
b. Individualized Education Program
c. Non-discriminatory assessments
d. All of the above
12. Which of the following is not a component of non-discriminatory assessment?
a. Validation of tools
b. Testing in primary language
c. Testing in English only
d. Using non-discriminatory procedures
13. The individualized education program as mandated in IDEA 2004 must include a statement of
a. Annual goals for all students and short-term objectives only for those students who take alternative
assessments aligned to alternative achievement standards
b. Annual goals, objectives, and benchmarks for all students
c. Academic annual goals only
d. Functional annual goals only
14. Junior has repeatedly demonstrated greater academic, social, and behavioural gains in a special schools
setting. If the IEP team agrees, this means that this setting is likely the ______ for Junior.
a. Inclusive placement b. Neighbourhood school
c. Age appropriate placement
d. Least restrictive environment
15. Amy is a student who is unable to memorize her multiplication tables. Instead she is taught to use a
calculator to complete her chemistry problems. This is an example of
a. Adaptive instruction
b. Alternative assessment
c. Remedial learning
d. Poor instruction
16. IDEA mandates that students who bring a dangerous weapon to school are
a. Entitled to continue receiving services although there may be a change in educational placement.
b. Expelled automatically for one year.
c. Required to participate in the D.A.R.E program.
d. Suspended for no more than 60 days.
17. Inclusive schools that are successful in promoting student achievement and valued post-school outcomes
a. Promote high expectations
b. Monitor student progress frequently.
c. Provide school wide academic and behavioural support.
d. All of the above
18. The National Association of School Psychologists (2009) defines inclusive education as the opportunity
for students with disabilities to attend ______.
a. Public school
b. The school of their choice
c. The same school they would attend if not disabled
d. A similar school to the one they would attend if not disabled
19. Which strategy would not support effective multidisciplinary collaborative teaming?
a. A focus on individual philosophies in developing a child’s instructional program
b. Team members who are viewed as collaborators not experts
c. Open communication among team members
d. Time set aside for regular team meetings
20. Goals for early intervention programs may include
a. Lessening the long-term impact of the disability
b. Communicating to parents exactly what they can expect from their child over time
c. Helping professionals put a label on the child’s disability (such as mental retardation).
d. All of the above
21. Center-based early intervention services may be available in
d. All of the above.
22. Developmentally appropriate practice is grounded on the belief that there has been too much emphasis on
______ for preschool-aged children
a. Academic learning b. play
d. social interaction
23. Functional skill instruction focuses on
a. Modifying student behaviour to fit the norm.
b. Modifying the learning environment to accommodate unique learning characteristics and needs of
c. Helping students to learn at the same rate as their peers.
d. Instruction for students with disabilities that uses the same learning sequence as for nondisabled
24. Davis’s teacher has been