Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Unprepared Test | Final Test - Easy

Mike Rose (educator)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Mike's increased work in the Tutorial Center force him to participate in?
(a) Policy making.
(b) Public speaking.
(c) Teaching.
(d) Leadership.

2. Where did Andrea immigrate from?
(a) China.
(b) Japan.
(c) El Salvador.
(d) Mexico.

3. According to Mike, what was the curriculum at UCLA not doing?
(a) Addressing weaknesses.
(b) Preparing students for the future.
(c) Helping students learn new things.
(d) Increasing abilities.

4. How did Harold place in on his first grade reading readiness test?
(a) Average.
(b) Low average.
(c) Remedial.
(d) High average.

5. What did the men involved in the program say about themselves in high school?
(a) That they were a teachers bad dream.
(b) They were bad students.
(c) They were good students.
(d) They had no interest in school.

6. Where did Mike go to learn more about counseling?
(a) The Prevention Program.
(b) The Suicide Counseling Center.
(c) The Suicide Prevention Center.
(d) Counseling Program.

7. Who taught Mike to work like a policy maker?
(a) Steve Anderson and John Ries.
(b) Chip Anderson and Chuck Ries.
(c) John Anderson and Steve Ries.
(d) Chuck Anderson and Chip Ries.

8. What did Mike's mother bring home to read when he was a child?
(a) Astronomy books.
(b) Math books.
(c) Hollywood tabloids.
(d) Classical books.

9. What building on the UCLA campus housed the Tutorial Center?
(a) Campbell Hall.
(b) Tudor Hall.
(c) Johnson Hall.
(d) Edwardian Hall.

10. What word did Mike use referring to the lively UCLA building where he worked?
(a) Happy.
(b) Vibrancy.
(c) Excited.
(d) Interesting.

11. What literature course did Mike teach during his time with the Veterans' Program?
(a) Advanced Grammar.
(b) Introductory Grammar.
(c) Advanced Humanities.
(d) Introductory Humanities.

12. What did Mike say that the Veteran's program enabled him to do?
(a) Come into his own as a teacher.
(b) Increase his self confidence.
(c) Relate to students.
(d) Become a better public speaker.

13. How did Kathy feel at UCLA?
(a) In her element.
(b) Alone.
(c) Welcome.
(d) Out of her element.

14. What skill did Mike believe was critical?
(a) Good writing skills.
(b) Thinking.
(c) An ability to discuss the past.
(d) Summarizing.

15. How did Mike define remedial?
(a) Average.
(b) Substandard.
(c) Run of the mill.
(d) Counteractive.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote "Remedial Cases in Reading"?

2. Who said that they wouldn't understand the logic of error?

3. When did the Los Angeles Times write "A Drop in Student Skills Unequaled in History"?

4. Who was the historian of numeracy?

5. Students with backgrounds like Mike, froze up when confronted with what?

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