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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why doesn't Codell alert administration when one of her students brings a baby brother to school?
(a) She loves babies, and is happy to tend to the child for the day.
(b) She figures having a baby in the class will be a valuable teaching moment.
(c) She is afraid of the potential consequences for the student in question.
(d) She is afraid Mr. Turner might turn the baby over to Child Protective Services.

2. Why is Ozzie becoming ill at school?
(a) Ozzie has been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
(b) Ozzie's nausea is purely psychosomatic.
(c) Ozzie is eating Elmer's glue.
(d) Fearful of going hungry, Ozzie eats several hamburgers at a time during lunch.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the plot of the story "The Pudding Like the Night on the Sea"?

2. What is the stated purpose of the "educational chiropractor" early in Part III?

3. According to the educational chiropractor, how many units can a teacher teach per school year?

4. Which is NOT one of the reasons, according to Jim Trelease, that Educating Esme is "terribly relevant"?

5. What is the result of Codell's conference with Rowisha, B. B.'s mother?

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