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

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 did Mike say was the most enjoyable program they set up during their time in El Monte?
(a) English grammar program.
(b) English program for Spanish speaking adults.
(c) Writing class for adults.
(d) Spanish as a second language class.

2. According to Mike how did educators in the 1930s view literary problems?
(a) From a medical remedial perspective.
(b) From a medical perspective.
(c) From an insightful perspective.
(d) From a remedial perspective.

3. Two months into his tutoring at his new job, who offered Mike a full time job?
(a) Dr. Carothers.
(b) Dr. Jones.
(c) Dr. Sanderson.
(d) Dr. Anderson.

4. What was Jerry Williams addicted to?
(a) Racing.
(b) Alchohol.
(c) An illegal drug.
(d) A prescription drug.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mike say that the Veteran's program enabled him to do?

2. How old was Andrea when she moved to America?

3. What did the men involved in the program say about themselves in high school?

4. Who said that correctness was the era's "most significant measure of accomplished prose"?

5. What did Mike discover about the men after spending two months with them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Mike say was the link between students' backgrounds and their success or failure in college?

2. According to Mike, how did nineteenth century educators view their mission to help the poor?

3. What did Mike say was the base of twentieth century English education?

4. Why did Mike feel summarizing was a crucial skill?

5. What did Arthur do when he went mad?

6. According to Mike, turn-of-the-century English education was based on what?

7. What did Mike believe caused Suzanne to write sentence fragments?

8. What did Mike learn about developing curriculum from his time spent in El Monte?

9. Why did Mike feel men joined the Veterans Program?

10. Why did Mike believe that the students' loneliness at UCLA was rooted in language?

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