Language Acquisition Trivia Quiz

  • Question of

    Which theory of language development suggests that children learn appropriate sounds and words in reaction to their parents’ reinforcement?

    • Behaviorist
    • Innatist
    • Cognitive
    • Contextual
  • Question of

    Regardless of culture, children begin to learn language around the same time all over the world. At about what age is this?

    • Between 6 and 8 months
    • Between 8 and 28 months
    • Between 2 and 4 years
    • Between 5 and 7 years
  • Question of

    Which theorist hypothesized that children are born with a language acquisition device?

    • Chomsky
    • Piaget
    • Skinner
    • Vygotsky
  • Question of

    According to which theorist is symbolic thought a precondition for language acquisition?

    • Chomsky
    • Piaget
    • Skinner
    • Vygotsky
  • Question of

    Piaget has been criticized for underestimating what factor in language development?

    • Biology
    • Intelligence
    • Social interaction
    • Biology and intelligence
  • Question of

    According to which theorist do thought and language originate independently, but later merge?

    • Chomsky
    • Piaget
    • Skinner
    • Vygotsky
  • Question of

    Which theorist places the most importance on social interaction in the development of language?

    • Chomsky
    • Piaget
    • Skinner
    • Vygotsky
  • Question of

    According to which theory of language development is language constructed within a particular sociocultural context, depending on cognitive and environmental factors?

    • Behaviorist
    • Innatist
    • Cognitive
    • Contextual
  • Question of

    Children’s first words most commonly refer to what?

    • Concrete objects
    • Abstract ideas
    • Time
    • Colors
  • Question of

    The recognition that children who pretend they are reading or writing understand a great deal about literacy is characteristic of what approach to literacy?

    • Emergent literacy
    • Reading readiness
    • Phonetic
    • Phonemic awareness
    • Phonemic awareness

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