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. Who said that students "had been hurt about their intelligence"?
(a) Jones.
(b) Rose.
(c) Maslow.
(d) Lillian.

2. What was Mike's reaction as a boy read Shakespeare?
(a) Boredom.
(b) Disinterest.
(c) Excitement.
(d) Interest.

3. What did Mike give Jack to read?
(a) Romeo and Juliet.
(b) Moby Dick.
(c) The Great Gatsby.
(d) All Our Kin.

4. 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.

5. When did the Los Angeles Times write "A Drop in Student Skills Unequaled in History"?
(a) Spring 1976.
(b) Winter 1976.
(c) Summer 1976.
(d) Fall 1976.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mike what was task representation?

2. Where did Mike say he did his most unusual teaching?

3. Who wrote that "Teaching bears a resemblance to the practice of medicine"?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Mike's work in the Veterans Program help him to do in his life?

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

3. Why did Harold feel alone?

4. What did Arthur do when he went mad?

5. How did Mike feel the educators of his time viewed helping the poor?

6. What struck Mike most about people struggling to learn?

7. What did Mike struggle with when writing the procedures he used in his dissertation?

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

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

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

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