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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. Who was one of Montessori's Italian sponsors?
(a) The Queen Mother.
(b) The King.
(c) The Prince.
(d) The Duke.

2. According to Montessori, what is the child developing during the first epoch of his life?
(a) Physical strength.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Mental strength.
(d) Spirit.

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

4. What type of things does Standing write astonish small children?
(a) Other people.
(b) Only unique things.
(c) Most new things.
(d) The smallest things.

5. After finding it too difficult to continue her work in Italy, where did Montessori go to continue her work?
(a) Spain.
(b) England.
(c) America.
(d) China.

6. What does Standing state, in Book 1, Chapter 2 , Montessori was a champion for?
(a) Peace.
(b) Taxes.
(c) Separation.
(d) Wealth distribution.

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

8. In "Development," what did Montessori give a living representation of through the work and writings?
(a) The problems of education.
(b) The zeitgeist of the age.
(c) The problems of society.
(d) The challenge of education.

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

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

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

12. How did Montessori begin trying to help those less fortunate?
(a) Teaching them how to read.
(b) Giving them better medication.
(c) Observing.
(d) Smuggling them out of the hospital.

13. In "Development," what were children given in a Montessori classroom that was evident through their obedience toward adults and ability to strive for perfection on their own terms?
(a) Education in being an adult.
(b) Good grades.
(c) Understanding of adults.
(d) Respect for inner life.

14. What did Montessori feel was the problem when children do not want to work on their own?
(a) The child's ability to learn.
(b) The child's attention span.
(c) The presentation of the material.
(d) Problems with the teacher.

15. What does Standing state that small children often accept?
(a) Only truth.
(b) Their dependance.
(c) Adult explanations.
(d) The impossible.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where can the reader find additional details about the Montessori method?

2. 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?

3. What type of classrooms does Montessori prefer?

4. Standing suggests that individuals set out to create two worlds, one within and one without, when does he state this begins?

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

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