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E. M. Standing
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Because of persecution from some groups, what happened to Montessori's teaching materials and books?
(a) They were banned.
(b) There were stolen from the schools.
(c) They were publically burned.
(d) They stopped all printing and publication of her materials.

2. What is an natural and important factor to children's learning according to Standing in "Work, Sensorial, Normalcy"?
(a) Receiving answers from adults.
(b) Repetition.
(c) External thinking.
(d) Internal thinking.

3. According to Montessori, in addition to early childhood, what other stage of development is one of great transformation?
(a) Adulthood.
(b) Adolescence.
(c) Toddler.
(d) 9 year olds.

4. According to Montessori, what is suggested by the fact that from ages 6-12, there are fewer incidences of illness and mortality?
(a) This is a period of strength.
(b) Children are immune to illness during this time.
(c) There is a poor accounting of actual illnesses and deaths during this time.
(d) Children receive better medical care during this time.

5. According to Montessori, when does the second epoch of development begin?
(a) Around 6 years old.
(b) Afreouns 21 years old.
(c) Around 18 years old.
(d) Around 12 years old.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Montessori, what is different in the way adults work compared to children?

2. In "Work, Sensorial, Normalcy," what does Standing mean by sensorial world?

3. In "Exploration, Development," how does Standing describe the type of work that occurs among the children?

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

5. In "Development," what did Montessori give a living representation of through the work and writings?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Montessori, initially misread children's apparent rebellion of authority?

2. Why did Montessori suggest the the first nine volumes of Child Psychology have not been written?

3. Why is the first stage of development called the Absorbent Mind?

4. According to Montessori, why is human development compared to a succession of new births?

5. In "Development," Standing notes a crossroads in Montessori's life. What was this crossroad and the result?

6. Why does Standing feel the Montessori system is a living system?

7. What was the result of Montessori's work with the children in Rome?

8. What type of qualities was Montessori able to nourish in the children based on her teaching methods?

9. How does Standing discuss the importance of order in children?

10. What is the significance of children being allowed to work spontaneously on those thing they are interested in?

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