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E. M. Standing
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Standing state is the strength of this book?
(a) Discussion of Maria's life.
(b) Explanation of the Montessori principles.
(c) Grammar.
(d) Discussion of traditional education.

2. In "Development," what was unique about what children are able to do in a Montessori classroom in terms of their mistakes?
(a) They are made fun of because of them.
(b) Nothing is done.
(c) They are punished for them.
(d) They can correct them.

3. What does Standing suggests that this book could be used as, despite its label as a biography?
(a) A door stop.
(b) A University textbook.
(c) A Noble Prize winner.
(d) An elementary school book.

4. According to Montessori, which of the following is not a cause for a deviation?
(a) Failure to create.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Inhibition.
(d) Invasion.

5. In "The Explorer" chapter, what term is used to discuss the change we all face throughout life?
(a) Growth.
(b) Life change.
(c) Development.
(d) Metamorphosis.

6. As discussed in "Introductory Materials, Preparations & Discovery" based on Montessori's discovery, what was she initially able to do?
(a) Make more money.
(b) Open a school.
(c) Provided these individuals with equipment.
(d) Find a better job.

7. What was Montessori fortunate to have had?
(a) Rich parents.
(b) A job as a teacher.
(c) A lot of friends.
(d) Educational opportunities.

8. According to Montessori, what is the first sign of normalization in a child?
(a) Concentration.
(b) Achievement.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Boredom.

9. From ages 0-3, Montessori considered the Absorbent Mind; what is another term for the absorbent mind?
(a) Conscious.
(b) Working.
(c) Unconscious.
(d) Stagnant.

10. 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?
(a) They are given directions before visitors come in.
(b) They are simply playing and not learning.
(c) Hypnotic influnce.
(d) Strong discipline.

11. In "Exploration, Development," what does Standing suggest is absent in a Montessori school?
(a) Tests.
(b) Textbooks.
(c) Coercion.
(d) Direction.

12. Standing states that there was not a female precedent for the work Montessori was doing, what does the author mean by "female precedent"?
(a) No females were interested in what she was doing.
(b) No females could be paid for this work.
(c) No females were allowed to do what Maria was doing.
(d) No female had do it before.

13. According to Montessori, what is different in the way adults work compared to children?
(a) Adults try to make internal changes.
(b) Adults try to make external changes.
(c) Adults have a better understanding of change.
(d) There are no differences.

14. According to Montessori, when does the ability to reason begin to strengthen?
(a) 12-15 years.
(b) Adulthood.
(c) 6-12 years.
(d) 3-6 years.

15. Where did Montessori and her parents move so she could go to a better school?
(a) Brussels.
(b) France.
(c) New York.
(d) Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of environment does a Montessori school provide?

2. As Montessori began working for underprivileged children, she had two assistants and how many children?

3. What does the chapter "Work, Sensorial, Normalcy," state are the pressures adults have in terms of work?

4. According to Montessori, what occurs in terms of deviations, when an adult tries to help a child who does not need assistance?

5. According to Montessori, what is necessary for children who have had disordering experiences?

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