Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In terms of furniture, what does Standing suggest a child prefers in "The Fundamental Problem & Prepared Environment"?
(a) Light colored tables.
(b) Fancy marble tables.
(c) Mulitcolored tables.
(d) Dark colored tables.

2. According to Montessori, what may happen if necessary supplies are not available in the classroom?
(a) Children will find another activity.
(b) Children will be dissappointed.
(c) Learning continues.
(d) Energy is wasted.

3. According to the beginning of "Liberty in Education & the Montessori Directress," how did the Montessori school define good education?
(a) Choice in Learning.
(b) Freedom in a Prepared Environment.
(c) Oppression Free Learning.
(d) Child Led Learning.

4. According to Standing, how did some visitors view unusual tasks seen in a Montessori classroom?
(a) Not appropriate for the classroom.
(b) Good learning experience.
(c) A waste of time.
(d) Interesting.

5. According to Standing, what is the purpose of the prepared educational environment?
(a) Prepare independence.
(b) Increase attention.
(c) Prepare dependence.
(d) Make children feel special.

6. What lessons should be combined with lessons of practical life?
(a) Reading and writing.
(b) Grace and courtesy.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) National songs.

7. What must not be the only concern when designing a Montessori classroom?
(a) Amount of free space.
(b) Tables and chairs.
(c) Enough materials.
(d) Aesthetic.

8. In Size, Movement, Instinct, Reason," according to Standing, what is the first act of a man's life?
(a) Create humanity.
(b) Learn to walk.
(c) Create intelligence.
(d) Learn to breath.

9. According to Standing, what do both the Montessori and the Froebel methods have a great affinity to produce?
(a) Peace.
(b) Accomplishment.
(c) Encouragement.
(d) Unity.

10. In "The Fundamental Problem & Prepared Environment," Standing discusses a daydream of Montessori's concerning her wish to teach adults about dealing with children. What did she wish she could do?
(a) Create a space big enough for the adults to learn in.
(b) Provide role playing exercises.
(c) Invite the adults to the Montessori classroom.
(d) Provide psychotherapy for all adults who deal with children.

11. What was the first thing that Montessori requires of a Montessori Directress?
(a) Yelling at the children.
(b) Providing direction to the children.
(c) Avoidance of center stage.
(d) Coddling the children.

12. What did some Froebelians think the Montessori method do not give enough attention to?
(a) Group activities.
(b) Reading and writing.
(c) Quiet time.
(d) Play and make-believe.

13. In "Practical Life & Mental Processes," what does Standing suggest is a conquest to be won by humans?
(a) Balance.
(b) Respect.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Knowledge.

14. What type of interaction occurs in the Montessori classroom?
(a) Teacher-Environment.
(b) Teacher-Child-Environment.
(c) Teacher-Child.
(d) Child-Environment.

15. According to Montessori, what must a a teacher do in order to no longer look at herself as someone with a duty to push children forward?
(a) Know all the answers.
(b) Admit defeat.
(c) Become humble.
(d) Understand the child.

Short Answer Questions

1. What simile about children is used by both Montessori and Froebel?

2. What does the Montessori school enable children to do?

3. What process does not complete itself for several years after birth and can be fostered by the Montessori school?

4. In "Size, Movement, Instinct, Reason", according to Standing, what is the highest human faculty?

5. According to Montessori, what sets the tune of development and the creation of self?

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