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

2. In addition to the qualities unique in children, what else does the Montessori method focus on?
(a) Competition among children.
(b) Relationships with parents.
(c) Changes as children age.
(d) Ability to read.

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

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

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

6. For learning in the Montessori classroom to be successful, what is presented to the children?
(a) Rewards.
(b) Options for learning.
(c) Options for free activities.
(d) Punishments.

7. As Montessori began working for underprivileged children, she had two assistants and how many children?
(a) 30.
(b) 60.
(c) 40.
(d) 50.

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

9. Where can the reader find additional details about the Montessori method?
(a) At a local teaching university.
(b) Montessori enducational system organizations.
(c) The library.
(d) The author's other books.

10. What profession did Montessori eventually decide to pursue?
(a) Teaching.
(b) International Relations.
(c) Medicine.
(d) Business.

11. According to Montessori, what is a sensitive period?
(a) Puberty.
(b) A period of increased ability to learn.
(c) Period where deviations may occur.
(d) Increased emotional time.

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

13. What did Montessori value over words, according to a Catholic Priest that was quoted in "Development"?
(a) Honesty.
(b) Deeds.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Happiness.

14. According to Standing, what happens when the obstacles are removed from the path of the children?
(a) Appreciation increases.
(b) Learning increases.
(c) Expectations decrease.
(d) Desire for play increases.

15. What does Standing compare the universe to when discussing how a child may see it?
(a) An illusion.
(b) A maze.
(c) A straight line.
(d) A jigsaw puzzle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Standing state occurs naturally in children during the learning process?

2. In "Development," what was unique about what children are able to do in a Montessori classroom in terms of their mistakes?

3. When given the chance, how does the Montessori method suggest children will function?

4. 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?

5. According to Montessori, when does a child begin to consciously participate in the growth and development of his mind?

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