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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. When Montessori gave up her medical practice to focus on her teaching, where was she invited a number of times?
(a) England.
(b) Japan.
(c) Asia.
(d) America.

2. How does Standing state a Montessori teacher should attend to the children?
(a) Offer help only to disabled children.
(b) Be a lecturer.
(c) Very hands on.
(d) Be a minimalist.

3. What does Standing state occurs naturally in children during the learning process?
(a) Frustration.
(b) Incorrect answers.
(c) Satisfaction.
(d) Repetition.

4. What is the number one characteristic of a Montessori school?
(a) Only gifted children receive privileges.
(b) Children learn obedience first.
(c) Children pursue their own interests.
(d) State standards are taught.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Montessori, what are the two streams of development?

2. According to Standing, what does the inner rhythm of the child represents?

3. According to Montessori, what occurs in terms of deviations, when an adult tries to help a child who does not need assistance?

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. What groups of people were often placed in mental institutions during the time Montessori began working?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Montessori, why were children often misunderstood?

2. What type of challenges did Montessori face during her education and early career?

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

4. What does Standing mean when he refers to the rhythm of a child's life?

5. What does Standing state goes along with exploration?

6. Based on the preface to this book, what is significant about the work Montessori did?

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

8. Why does Standing suggest that Montessori was fortunate when it came to education?

9. According to Montessori, children have an interesting concept of time; how is this concept different from that of an adult?

10. According to Montessori, when does conscious effort of development and learning begin?

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