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

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

3. In what country did the volunteer describe teaching villagers how to read and write their own names?
(a) Algeria.
(b) Libya.
(c) Egypt.
(d) Morocco.

4. What size were the cards Ashton-Warner used for the key vocabulary words?
(a) 10X6.
(b) 10X8.
(c) 12X8.
(d) 12X5.

5. Which of the following did NOT affect classroom tone, according to Ashton-Warner?
(a) The personality of the children.
(b) The personality of the teacher.
(c) The method used.
(d) The tone of the surrounding community.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. At what time of day did Ashton-Warner "teach" the Golden Section?

4. To what animal was Ashton-Warner handed over in a Maori child's made-up story?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the students perform when they did expressive dancing versus when they learned specific moves?

2. How did the children's writings differ from the standard readers offered in most schools?

3. Why were "key words" so essential to learning to read?

4. Why was it important for the teacher to be a good conversationalist in the classroom?

5. Why did Ashton-Warner say that the discussions of the children's stories were the "most significant" feature of the class?

6. Into what two main categories did Ashton-Warner place many of her students' first words?

7. In what way does nature provide lessons that books or indoor plantings cannot?

8. Why did Ashton-Warner believe that standardized reading texts were damaging to children?

9. What was the importance of the "inner illustration" in the children's self-written stories?

10. What did Ashton-Warner mean by "tone" in the classroom?

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