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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Who is the true school master, according to the quote from Caldwell Cook?
(a) The artist.
(b) The student.
(c) The parent.
(d) The professor.

8. How did Ashton-Warner "grade" the stories?
(a) She made suggestions for changes in the stories.
(b) She never put any marks on the students' writings.
(c) She corrected the spelling only.
(d) She corrected the spelling and grammar.

9. How did Ashton-Warner describe the worst assistant she ever had in the classroom?
(a) The girl insisted on reprimanding the students.
(b) The girl insisted on a quiet classroom.
(c) The girl spoke incessantly about herself.
(d) The girl told the students what to write.

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

11. What was Ashton-Warner's response to the problems with the set early readers?
(a) She wrote the books for her students.
(b) The students wrote their own books.
(c) She used existing Maori texts.
(d) She asked the families to provide better books.

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

13. Under what category was the Maori word, "haka," placed?
(a) Fear.
(b) Locomotion.
(c) Other.
(d) Sex.

14. What did Ashton-Warner keep on hand to repair the student books?
(a) Binders.
(b) Stapler.
(c) Tape.
(d) Paper clips.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the junior assistant or a senior pupil sometimes do with the younger students during shared reading?

3. How did Ashton-Warner describe the vocabulary in most set early readers?

4. According to Ashton-Warner, what is the only answer to destructiveness?

5. Which student's parents fought frequently and violently at night?

(see the answer keys)

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