FTCE Family and Consumer Science 6-12 Exam

The Family and Consumer Science 6-12 subject examination consists of 120 multiple-choice questions. Question formats will include direct question, command, sentence completion, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.

The test encompasses 21 core competencies, each with between 3 and 17 skill areas. Competencies are defined as areas of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.

Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of families; personality development; decision making and problem solving; marriage; preparation for parenthood; prenatal care, fetal development, and childbirth; social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development; parenting; stress and crises; clothing selection; clothing, textiles, and technology; the American economic system; money and resource management; consumerism; factors affecting housing selection; home design features; meal planning and service; principles of food selection, safety, and storage; food preparation; and the Family and Consumer Science profession.

FTCE Family and Consumer Science 6-12 Exam Practice Questions

1. Which of the following statements about PKU is NOT true?
A. Routine newborn screenings can help detect PKU.
B. PKU can be passed on if one parent is a carrier of the PKU gene.
C. A mutation of a single gene causes PKU.
D. Symptoms of PKU can include mental retardation and a musty odor in the baby’s breath, urine, or skin caused by too much phenylalanine in the body.

2. Which is NOT likely a factor in influencing marital success?
A. parent’s marriage
B. wedding
C. childhood
D. common financial goals

3. The highest teen birth rate occurs among:
A. African Americans
B. Caucasians
C. Hispanics
D. Asians

4. Which chemical in plastic bottles, especially baby bottles and water bottles, has raised health concerns?
A. Bisphenol A
B. Butyl acetate
C. Diazolidinyl urea
D. Ethyl acetate

5. Creating an effective atmosphere, clarifying perceptions, establishing common goals, and moving on from a problem are some examples of:
A. anger management
B. adolescent communications
C. marital counseling
D. effective conflict resolution


Answer Key

1. B. PKU can be passed on only if both mother and father have the defective gene.
2. B. The wedding itself is not typically a factor in influencing marital success.
3. C. The majority of teen births are by Hispanics.
4. A. BPA has raised concerns because overexposure to it can interfere with hormone levels and cell signaling systems.
5. D. Working through steps helps both parties to achieve effective conflict resolution.

FTCE Family and Consumer Science Practice Questions