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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many other books preceded the development of the Maori transitional readers?
(a) 75.
(b) 80.
(c) 125.
(d) 100.

2. How long did many of the students' stories become by the time they were six?
(a) Three sentences.
(b) One page.
(c) Half a page.
(d) One whole paragraph.

3. Between what hours did Ashton-Warner focus on creativity through work on the key vocabulary?
(a) 9:00 and 10:30.
(b) 8:00 and 9:30.
(c) 12:30 and 2:00.
(d) 10:00 and 11:30.

4. For how long did Ashton-Warner experiment in developing the Maori transitional readers?
(a) Four years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Six years.
(d) Three years.

5. According to Erich Fromm, what is the outcome of the unlived life?
(a) Depression.
(b) Destructiveness.
(c) Substance abuse.
(d) Suicide.

6. What is a "tangi"?
(a) A traditional Maori tunic.
(b) A traditional Maori home.
(c) A Maori funeral.
(d) A Maori dance.

7. In the illustrations accompanying "Organic Writing," what fatal accident did one child claim had happened to him?
(a) He drowned.
(b) He died in a car accident.
(c) He died of cancer.
(d) He was murdered.

8. From where, according to Ashton-Warner, did most New Zealand children develop a "mass mind"?
(a) Britain.
(b) America.
(c) Australia.
(d) White New Zealanders.

9. What were the two main instincts around which the key vocabulary was built?
(a) Fear and hate.
(b) Fear and sex.
(c) Love and sex.
(d) Fear and love.

10. At what time of day did Ashton-Warner "teach" the Golden Section?
(a) Between 2 and 3.
(b) Between 9 and 10.
(c) Between 1 and 2.
(d) Between 12 and 1.

11. Which student's parents fought frequently and violently at night?
(a) Mohi.
(b) Rangi.
(c) Seven.
(d) Puki.

12. What activity was NOT included under the 2:10-3 p.m. time slot under "Daily Rhythm"?
(a) Standard Reading.
(b) Supplementary Reading.
(c) Standard Vocabulary.
(d) Creative Writing.

13. What is a "pa"?
(a) A Maori dance.
(b) A Maori village.
(c) A Maori warclub.
(d) A Maori hat.

14. What superhero was included in the list of student words in "Organic Reading"?
(a) Superman.
(b) Batman.
(c) Spiderman.
(d) Wonderwoman.

15. How long were most of the "stories" written by the students at the beginning of school?
(a) One sentence.
(b) One paragraph.
(c) Two or three words.
(d) Two sentences.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was one bird NOT mentioned as being seen outside the school?

2. How long did Ashton-Warner give the students each day to write their stories?

3. Who is the true school master, according to the quote from Caldwell Cook?

4. What was the most significant part of the students' shared reading?

5. To what children's classic did Ashton-Warner refer when writing about books not read in her classroom?

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