Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Esmé Raji Codell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III: Pages 135 through 149.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Codell interact with the Slick Boys "Just Say No" campaign?
(a) She is asked to participate in a "Just Say No" role-play, in which she plays a drug dealer.
(b) She joins the Slick Boys on stage and impresses with her dance moves.
(c) She is asked to participate in a "Just Say No" role-play, in which she says "No" to marijuana.
(d) She feels the scantily-clad dancers are inappropriate for children, and she stops the assembly.

2. Why doesn't Codell take Ms. Coil's suggestion that she should place student papers on her wall higher up?
(a) Codell simply wants to spite Ms. Coil and annoy her.
(b) Codell believes the papers should be hung at the children's eye-level, so they can enjoy them.
(c) Placing them too high would be a distraction during class.
(d) Placing them higher would mean disassembling and reassembling the entire board.

3. Which of the following best describes the attitude of the speaker in Codell's poem "The Custodian's Thoughts"?
(a) Cranky and vindictive.
(b) Giddy at the prospect of another day on the job.
(c) Confused, because he has lost his way in the school's basement.
(d) Depressed from a recent death at the school.

4. In Codell's reading group method, what role does the "language lover" play?
(a) Guessing what comes next in the plot of the book.
(b) Making questions up about the book.
(c) Reading passages out loud.
(d) Defining difficult words in the text.

5. Why does B. B. sleep over at Codell's apartment one night?
(a) B. B.'s mother fears violence from her abusive boyfriend.
(b) B. B.'s mother threw him out, and he is homeless for one night before becoming a ward of the state.
(c) B. B. celebrates his birthday with a half dozen other kids who also stay the night.
(d) Codell is rewarding B. B. for winning a game show contest in class.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Codell respond favorably to the educational chiropractor?

2. What does Codell tell her students about their "alphabet museum" in order to avoid potential embarrassment?

3. What does Codell notice about the new class of teachers that will be teaching along with her at the new school?

4. According to Codell, what is "education's best-kept secret"?

5. What song does Codell hear in her mind when she has recess duty?

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