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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Judith do when she had finished her classwork and had extra time?
(a) Draw or read.
(b) Work on her novel or read.
(c) Work on math problems or read.
(d) Whisper to the other girls.

2. What did Mrs. Zajac tell her students to think when they hand in their work to her?
(a) "I did my best,"
(b) "I tried really hard."
(c) "This is the best I can do and I'm proud of it."
(d) "I hope she does not grade hard."

3. What quality did Mrs. Zajac think Pam displayed that was most important for a new teacher?
(a) Her determination to get through her assigned work.
(b) The emotion she brought to the job.
(c) The sense of order she wanted to have.
(d) Her detachment from the children.

4. What prevented Mrs. Zajac from teaching lessons for as long as she wanted?
(a) Classes switched rooms at the sound of the school bell.
(b) She spent too much time on discipline.
(c) She needed a break.
(d) She was too disorganized.

5. What happened to a young substitute who came to Kelly School for the first time?
(a) He wrote a book about his experiences substituting at Kelly School.
(b) He asked Mrs. Zajac for help.
(c) He lost control of the class, and the principal sent him home.
(d) He became a fifth grade teacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many reading groups did Mrs. Zajac have in her classroom?

2. What was the name of the neighborhood in which Kelly School was located?

3. What happened to the Flats in the 1980's?

4. What was unusual about Pedro's uncle who lived with him?

5. What was the name of the bilingual teacher next door to Mrs. Zajac's classroom?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Robert's behavior in class? What were Mrs. Zajac's concerns about both his work and his behavior? What new behaviors had Mrs. Zajac noticed?

2. Clarence continued to be a concern in Mrs. Zajac's class. What kinds of things did Clarence do that were of concern to Mrs. Zajac? How did these behaviors contrast with others in the classroom?

3. Why were Fridays good days in Mrs. Zajac's fifth grade class? How did they compare to Mondays?

4. What were Mrs. Zajac's concerns about Pedro? What was his behavior like in class? What plan did she come up with learn more about Pedro?

5. How did the students respond to Miss Hunt's leaving the class once her student teaching time was over? How did Mrs. Zajac respond? Which students surprised Mrs. Zajac when they were sad to see Miss Hunt go?

6. What were the specific goals Mrs. Zajac had for all of her students in the fifth grade? Why did she consider these goals important?

7. How did Clarence's behavior change in the first three days of school? What was Mrs. Zajac's reaction? What were Clarence's consequences for his behavior? What does Mrs. Zajac finally decide to do?

8. What did Mrs. Zajac realize were the similarities and difference between Alice and Judith?

9. What was Mrs. Zajac's favorite saying, or mantra, to her students? What does she want her students to understand about learning?

10. What kind of parent participation did Mrs. Zajac receive from her students' families? How did she respond to this situation?

(see the answer keys)

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