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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 about the existence of the body as a baby experiences it?
(a) They are uninterested.
(b) They do not realize it until much later.
(c) They can not make the connection.
(d) They are intriuged.

2. What type of principles does the Montessori method focus?
(a) Mathematics.
(b) Those that occur naturally in children.
(c) Reading.
(d) Those that are effective in adults.

3. When comparing normalized children to those in a traditional classroom, how are these children often described?
(a) As normal.
(b) As superior.
(c) As abnormal.
(d) As good children.

4. What does Standing state occurs naturally in children during the learning process?
(a) Satisfaction.
(b) Incorrect answers.
(c) Repetition.
(d) Frustration.

5. In "Exploration, Development," how does Standing describe the type of work that occurs among the children?
(a) Spontaneous and voluntary.
(b) Slow and calculated.
(c) Forced.
(d) Fast paced.

6. Where did Montessori find work after completing her schooling?
(a) Factory.
(b) Hospital.
(c) Insane asylum.
(d) University.

7. What is the number one characteristic of a Montessori school?
(a) Children pursue their own interests.
(b) State standards are taught.
(c) Children learn obedience first.
(d) Only gifted children receive privileges.

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

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

10. According to Montessori, what is the primary tool for learning in infants and very young children?
(a) Feet.
(b) Adult instruction.
(c) Hands.
(d) Mind.

11. What is a famous characteristic of the Montessori school?
(a) Children have a lot of play time.
(b) There is not direction.
(c) Children are very disciplined through the use of rules.
(d) Children are content doing their work.

12. What did Montessori feel would happen if one provides direct help for a child's mental growth needs during 0-6 year old?
(a) Speed up growth.
(b) Stop growth.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Impede growth.

13. What type of environment does a Montessori school provide?
(a) Nurturing and independent.
(b) Nurtuting and dependent.
(c) Highly structured.
(d) All free time.

14. What type of work does the Montessori school promote?
(a) Student-student paired work.
(b) Child-Adult paired work.
(c) Group work.
(d) Independent work.

15. According to Montessori, why it is important to have different educational principles for different stages of development?
(a) Development varies in different genders.
(b) All children are different.
(c) Development is too complex.
(d) Children are essentially different beings during different periods.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What groups of people were often placed in mental institutions during the time Montessori began working?

3. According to Standing, what did Froebel call the inner relationships that children look for between things?

4. What does Standing suggests that this book could be used as, despite its label as a biography?

5. What did Montessori feel was the problem when children do not want to work on their own?

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