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 choose as the subject of his curriculum in the Veteran's Program?
(a) War experiences.
(b) Vietnam.
(c) Family life.
(d) Personal demons.

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

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

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

5. According to Mike, when did American colleges start using preparatory courses?
(a) Early 1900's .
(b) Late 1800's.
(c) Mid 1800's.
(d) Early 1800's.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who did Mike say was a special kind of student?

3. Who was the historian of numeracy?

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

5. What did Mike's increased work in the Tutorial Center force him to participate in?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Mike, what should be the focus of new college students?

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

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

4. Why did Mike say educators viewed the poor as being different?

5. What did Mike say students needed to be able to succeed in college?

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

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

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

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

10. What did Mike say was the irony of testing students?

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