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

2. Of her thirty-one students, how many graduate from middle school at the ceremony Codell witnesses?
(a) Thirty-one.
(b) Four.
(c) Twenty-five.
(d) Sixteen.

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

4. What kind of speeches are delivered at the middle school graduation ceremony, according to Codell?
(a) They are funny and endearing.
(b) They scold the student body for a recent gang incident at the school.
(c) They seem to be pleas to the students not to start a life of crime.
(d) They are noble and uplifting.

5. Why did Esme receive a low teacher rating in her second year of teaching?
(a) She was pregnant, and took too many sick days.
(b) She refused to follow state-mandated curricula.
(c) Vindictive Mr. Turner punished her for her outspoken nature.
(d) She had a disastrous second annual Storyteller's Festival.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Codell compare teaching to a bottle cap in her poem "How to Teach Learning"?

2. How successful is the film Codell shows for sexual education?

3. In Codell's reading group method, what role does the "language lover" play?

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

5. What does Codell tell B. B., which she later apologizes for?

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