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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. What did Montessori suggest may occur if a child is exposed to imaginary things to early in life?
(a) Hinder their imagination.
(b) Develop unwarrented fears.
(c) Stop exploration.
(d) Enhance their imagination.

2. In terms of biology, what is meant by freedom?
(a) An organisim must exist without the help of others.
(b) An organisim sustains with little help from others.
(c) An organisim is alone in its environment.
(d) An organisim has choice.

3. At what age do many educational professional (non Montessori) feel children should learn how to read?
(a) 7 years.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 3 years.

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

5. According to Montessori, what does it take for movement to be perfected?
(a) Voluntary effort.
(b) Lots of play time.
(c) Involunatry effort.
(d) Disciplined study.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rather than to teach children, what is the true goal of the Montessori method?

2. According to Standing, what is the nature of the psychic life of man?

3. When considering the fact that the child creates his own mind, what does Standing suggest separates man from animal?

4. According to Standing, when might a piece of material be taken away from a child in the Montessori classroom?

5. In "Size, Movement, Instinct, Reason," what does Standing suggest is a fundamental feature about the physical aspects of the Montessori classroom?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Standing, what was the main premise of Froebel's teaching method?

2. Why does the Montessori method keep a young child in a limited circle within the prepared environment?

3. When a child first enters the Montessori school, what is the first thing to occur in terms of education?

4. According to Montessori, how does concentration play a role in the normalization of a child?

5. What are the possibilities of an individual who is a slave or who has limited freedom?

6. In "The Fundamental Problem & Prepared Environment," what are the parts of a prepared environment?

7. Why can it be said that the Montessori method revels the true nature of children?

8. When did Montessori disagree with Froebels use of free play and make believe?

9. According to Standing, what is one mistake some may make in developing or overseeing a Montessori school?

10. How does freedom in the Montessori classroom also come with laws to follow?

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