Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year Test | Final Test - Easy

Esmé Raji Codell
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Zykrecia pursue conflict resolution with Kyle?
(a) Kyle made a lewd statement to Zykrecia.
(b) Kyle superglued Zykrecia's locker shut.
(c) Kyle stole a pink pencil from Zykrecia.
(d) Kyle punched her during lunch.

2. Why is Codell impressed with her students when they have a field trip to the Historical Society?
(a) They are using knowledge learned in class in the real world.
(b) They are exceedingly polite to the society's staff.
(c) They make sure to carefully read the plaques on display.
(d) They do not steal anything the entire day.

3. Why is Latoya consistently late to school in the second week of April?
(a) Latoya is silently protesting the idea of coming to school.
(b) Her family has been moved to a shelter, and she must take the train instead of walking.
(c) Latoya's mother has been beating her, and she cannot get out of bed until late every morning.
(d) She is now living with her biological father, and must take a bus instead of walking.

4. Which student does Codell want as her little sister?
(a) Asha.
(b) Esther.
(c) Vanessa.
(d) Samantha.

5. Which best describes an aspect of Codell's philosophy of reading out loud to the class?
(a) Any difficult words should be immediately looked up in the dictionary.
(b) Each child should have a book, so they can follow along with the reading.
(c) The teacher should often stop to have discussions about the text.
(d) The teacher should read words very slowly and loudly.

6. What gift does Akila give to Codell?
(a) Fake vomit, as a joke.
(b) A woven basket.
(c) A sari.
(d) A gold necklace.

7. Why does B. B. start to misbehave around 1:20 PM every day?
(a) Codell never figures out why he suddenly changes at this time.
(b) B. B. never has anything to eat at lunch.
(c) B. B. knows he is missing his favorite cartoon show at that time.
(d) B. B. is faced with the prospect of going home to his wheelchair-bound father.

8. What song does Codell hear in her mind when she has recess duty?
(a) "Cinderella's Departure for the Ball" by Prokofiev.
(b) "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" by B. J. Thomas.
(c) "Stoney End" by Laura Nyro.
(d) "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly and the Family Stone.

9. What kind of people too often dominate public education, according to Trelease?
(a) Ill-tempered people who are too quick to anger.
(b) People like Esme Codell.
(c) Haughty, prideful, disconnected people.
(d) People like Ms. Federman.

10. What unusual request does Ms. Coil make of Codell?
(a) Ms. Coil asks Codell to help her write a screenplay about being a vice principal.
(b) Ms. Coil asks Codell to drive her car to the auto mechanic.
(c) Ms. Coil asks Codell to help move furniture in her apartment.
(d) Ms. Coil asks Codell to lend her five-hundred dollars for rent.

11. 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) Reading passages out loud.
(c) Defining difficult words in the text.
(d) Making questions up about the book.

12. What does Esme think about the physical appearance of her former students at the graduation ceremony?
(a) They look very different.
(b) They are smaller than she remembers them.
(c) They seem huge, like little adults.
(d) They look just about the same.

13. What is the plot of the story "The Pudding Like the Night on the Sea"?
(a) A pudding comes to life to terrorize a small town.
(b) A schoolgirl imagines that her pudding is the ocean, and she daydreams about a fantastic sea voyage.
(c) A father threatens to whip and beat his son, but it turns out that the "whipping" and "beating" involve making pudding.
(d) A pudding cup joins with other food items to defeat a rotten piece of cheese.

14. What animal does Melanie do her vertebrate report on?
(a) Cat.
(b) Hyena.
(c) Rat.
(d) Giraffe.

15. What gift does Codell receive from her students on the last day of school?
(a) A beautiful crystal serving tray.
(b) A pop-up greeting card with all the children's signatures.
(c) A golden scarf with all the children's signatures.
(d) A sari.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the teachers union representative react to Codell's request to become a representative?

2. How does Codell teach the students to multiply double-digit numbers?

3. What activity did Codell have the class do to learn about light?

4. Why does Codell compare teaching to an apple in her poem "How to Teach Learning"?

5. What does Codell secretly dream about being, rather than a teacher?

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