Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

E. M. Standing
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Part Three : Chapter 1, Size, Movement, Instinct, Reason.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Work, Sensorial, Normalcy," what does Standing mean by sensorial world?
(a) Complusion.
(b) An attachement to reality.
(c) Conditioned learning.
(d) Required training.

2. According to Montessori, what sets the tune of development and the creation of self?
(a) The body.
(b) The soul.
(c) Adults.
(d) The mind.

3. According to Standing, why is joy a surprise to some in terms of this emotion being tied to learning and the Montessori classroom?
(a) All children feel joy.
(b) Joy is not linked to achievement.
(c) It is a healthy condition.
(d) It occurs in traditional classrooms as well.

4. According to Montessori, when does a child begin to consciously participate in the growth and development of his mind?
(a) Ages 3-6 years.
(b) Ages 0-3 years.
(c) Ages 9-12 years.
(d) Ages 6-9 years.

5. What were the rooms called where the children had adult guidance and time for freedom?
(a) Children's Houses.
(b) Learning Areas.
(c) Montessori Rooms.
(d) Children's Rooms.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Montessori, what is the child developing during the first epoch of his life?

2. After finding it too difficult to continue her work in Italy, where did Montessori go to continue her work?

3. In terms of time, what is first created in the child's mind in order to comprehend time?

4. In "Exploration, Development," what does Standing suggest is the reasoning some put behind the children's ability to work on their own in a Montessori classroom?

5. When did Montessori write her first book on her work?

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