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Mike Rose (educator)
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was a resume called in the academy?
(a) Resume.
(b) Personal biography.
(c) Biobibliography.
(d) Personal biobibliography.

2. What was the title of the article in The Nation in 1896?
(a) "Illiteracy in America."
(b) "The Illiteracy of American Boys."
(c) "American Illiteracy."
(d) "The Growing Illiteracy of American Boys."

3. What record did Mike play for his students when teaching them about old fashioned story telling?
(a) Raccoon Rock.
(b) Rocky Raccoon.
(c) Rocky in Love.
(d) Rocky's Dilemma.

4. Who taught the Mike's college course on Shakespeare?
(a) Father Jones.
(b) Father Erlandson.
(c) Father Albertson.
(d) Father Stevens.

5. Who said, "It was an exercise that was all analysis and no synthesis"?
(a) L.M. Marrou.
(b) J.I. Marrou.
(c) H.I. Marrou.
(d) G.T. Marrou.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mike's first job before sixth grade?

2. What did Mike say first interested him in writing?

3. Which author did Linda Peinhardt encourage Mike to read?

4. How many children did Mrs. Ramirez have?

5. How many pages were lists of questions in Mike's college Shakespeare course?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Mike remember most about his childhood school days?

2. How did the students Mike worked with feel about the standardized tests?

3. How did Mike feel about the final assignment in Professor Gullans' class?

4. Why did Mike say that he wrote "Lives on the Boundary"?

5. What type of school was Loyola when Mike attended in the early sixties?

6. What did Mike do with his student's writings?

7. How did Mike describe the Goddess of Grammar?

8. How did Mike describe Dr. Gunner as a teacher?

9. How did Rosalie guide Mike in interacting with his students in El Monte?

10. What lesson did Mike design to help his students better understand vocabulary?

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