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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What short word did Ashton-Warner say (in "Maori Transitional Readers") was used by Maori at the end or beginning of most spoken sentences?
(a) Eh.
(b) So.
(c) Nei.
(d) Leh.

2. To what animal was Ashton-Warner handed over in a Maori child's made-up story?
(a) An alligator.
(b) An orangutan.
(c) A lion.
(d) A gorilla.

3. By what title was Tolstoy known to his students?
(a) Master.
(b) Sir.
(c) Papa.
(d) Count.

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

5. What was the ideal number of students to whom a teacher could give individual attention?
(a) 3.
(b) 10.
(c) 12.
(d) 8.

6. What did the students do with the new words put up on the blackboard each morning?
(a) They added them to their stories.
(b) They practiced spelling them.
(c) They made sentences together with them.
(d) They read them together out loud.

7. What did the junior assistant or a senior pupil sometimes do with the younger students during shared reading?
(a) Dance.
(b) Read a story.
(c) Sing.
(d) Do a science experiment.

8. Which student stumbled on the words "Come," "look," and "and"?
(a) Matawhero.
(b) Rangi.
(c) Seven.
(d) Gay.

9. How long did the spelling period last?
(a) 20 minutes.
(b) 10 minutes.
(c) 15 minutes.
(d) 30 minutes.

10. To what ancient writing system did Ashton-Warner refer at the beginning of the book?
(a) Hangul.
(b) Cuneiform.
(c) Phoenecian alphabet.
(d) Hieroglyphics.

11. At what time did the students turn to the new words during the "intake period"?
(a) 11 a.m.
(b) 10:30 a.m.
(c) 11:30 a.m.
(d) 10 a.m.

12. What teacher did Ashton-Warner describe as being on the "high mountain" at the beginning of "Workbook"?
(a) Buddha.
(b) Moses.
(c) Lo Tung.
(d) Christ.

13. To what children's classic did Ashton-Warner refer when writing about books not read in her classroom?
(a) Alice in Wonderland.
(b) Treasure Island.
(c) Winnie the Pooh.
(d) Peter Pan.

14. What did Ashton-Warner do with the key vocabulary words that were forgotten the next day?
(a) She put the cards away for another day.
(b) She focused on teaching those words.
(c) She tried the cards with other students.
(d) She destroyed those cards.

15. How were the children's stories "produced"?
(a) At a professional printers,
(b) In their own handwriting.
(c) In the teacher's handwriting.
(d) On a school typewriter.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what natural phenomenon did Ashton-Warner describe the mind of a young child?

2. For how long did Ashton-Warner experiment in developing the Maori transitional readers?

3. How long were Ashton-Warner's seven-year-old students able to write?

4. To what artist did Ashton-Warner refer to in "Workbook"?

5. To what Dickens novel character did Ashton-Warner refer in "Maori Transitional Readers?"

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