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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was Helen Keller's first word?
(a) Water.
(b) Pump.
(c) Mother.
(d) Teacher.

3. What was one bird NOT mentioned as being seen outside the school?
(a) Duck.
(b) Sparrow.
(c) Mynah.
(d) Robin.

4. At what time of the day was "paste paint" listed in Ashton-Warner's daily schedule?
(a) 10:30-12:00.
(b) 1:00 to 2:00.
(c) 9:30-10:30.
(d) 9-10:45.

5. Which student picked the word bomb as a first key word?
(a) Seven.
(b) Dennis.
(c) Matawhero.
(d) Gay.

6. Where did the smaller children sometimes go during the shared reading period?
(a) To another room for science.
(b) To the math room.
(c) To another room for history.
(d) Outside for games.

7. How long did Ashton-Warner give the students each day to write their stories?
(a) An hour.
(b) A half-hour.
(c) 15 minutes.
(d) 20 minutes.

8. What philosopher said that language must precede a nation's formation?
(a) Plato.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Voltaire.
(d) Aristotle.

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

10. In what year did Leo Tolstoy begin his peasant school?
(a) 1859.
(b) 1857.
(c) 1869.
(d) 1862.

11. What composer was Ashton-Warner playing when her students began doing expressive dancing?
(a) Beethoven.
(b) Mozart.
(c) Shubert.
(d) Handel.

12. What did the students do with their cards after they were handed out?
(a) They paired up with other students and taught each other the words.
(b) They read the words to the teacher.
(c) They wrote stories using the words.
(d) They read the words silently to themselves.

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

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

15. How many Maori transitional readers did Ashton-Warner end up with?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Ten.
(d) Four.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long were most of the "stories" written by the students at the beginning of school?

2. By what title was Tolstoy known to his students?

3. Which student chose "King of the Rocket Men" as a key word?

4. How did Ashton-Warner describe the worst assistant she ever had in the classroom?

5. Which student stumbled on the words "Come," "look," and "and"?

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