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. What must a teacher understand to be successful in the Montessori classroom?
(a) The principles of learning.
(b) The backgroud of the Montessori method.
(c) The curriculum for the class.
(d) The child as a human being.

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

3. What was one thing Montessori would telling her international training courses about teaching?
(a) Teach teaching.
(b) Teach a formatted curriculum.
(c) Teach learning.
(d) Teach discipline.

4. What does Montessori feel the first step to teacher preparation should be?
(a) Mental preparation.
(b) Physical preparation.
(c) Spiritual preparation.
(d) College degree.

5. In "Size, Movement, Instinct, Reason," what does Standing suggest is a fundamental feature about the physical aspects of the Montessori classroom?
(a) Bright colors.
(b) Informational walls.
(c) Bare walls.
(d) Child sized furniture.

6. According to Standing, what is the highest form of spontaneous self-activity according to Froedlians?
(a) Structured work.
(b) Achievment.
(c) Play.
(d) Reading.

7. In "Size, Movement, Instinct, Reason", according to Standing, what is the highest human faculty?
(a) Love.
(b) Reason.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Empathy.

8. According to Standing, in "Liberty in Education & the Montessori Directress," what makes you free?
(a) Doing what is wrong.
(b) Doing what you want to.
(c) Doing what is right.
(d) Doing what others want you to.

9. According to Montessori, why is oppression of children strange?
(a) Despite efforts to change, this oppression still occurs.
(b) They are the only ones oppressed.
(c) They do not know they are oppressed.
(d) Those who love the children, oppress them.

10. When comparing the prepared environment of her classrooms, what did Montessori compare this to in the animal world?
(a) The wild.
(b) Placenta.
(c) The nest.
(d) The developed world.

11. Where did Montessori state the imagination is derived from?
(a) The internal world.
(b) At home.
(c) The external world.
(d) The classroom.

12. In "Size, Movement, Instinct, Reason," what stage of development is the child, at birth, considered, according to the Standing?
(a) First stage.
(b) Infancy.
(c) Abstraction.
(d) Embryonic.

13. In "The Fundamental Problem & Prepared Environment," what did Montessori say about universal oppression in relation to children?
(a) Children are oppressed only in rich countries.
(b) Children are oppressed world wide.
(c) Children are learning how to fight oppression.
(d) Children are oppressed only in poor countries.

14. What occurs when children learn a task at the right period of their learning, or sensitive time?
(a) He teaches other children.
(b) He doe not repeat the task.
(c) He makes no mistakes.
(d) It becomes automatic.

15. Who defined man as the rational animal?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Jung.
(d) Socrates.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Montessori & Froebel, what does Standing mean by the words "Luogo Chiuso"?

2. What is the goal of silence in the Montessori classroom?

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

4. What does Standing suggest that children prefer an imaginary world?

5. What did Montessori emphasize in terms of activity methods?

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