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

2. What figure signified divinity in the Chaldean writing system?
(a) A dart.
(b) A triangle.
(c) An eye.
(d) A tree.

3. What was the most significant part of the students' shared reading?
(a) The practice in reading aloud.
(b) The discussions.
(c) The teaching of grammar.
(d) The teaching of spelling.

4. What color crayon did Ashton-Warner use for the key vocabulary?
(a) Blue.
(b) Black.
(c) Red.
(d) Green.

5. What "univited insect" was NOT seen in the classroom?
(a) Lice.
(b) Wasp.
(c) Mantis.
(d) Spider.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the maximum number of children Ashton-Warner felt a teacher could give individual attention to?

2. How many fancy-dress costumes did Ashton-Warner own?

3. How did Ashton-Warner describe the energy released during the spelling period in "The Mechanics of Teaching Organic Spelling"?

4. How were the children's stories "produced"?

5. To what natural phenomenon does the term "Golden Section" refer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the role of handwriting in the Maori students' stories?

2. How can a teacher tell when a book is valuable to her students, according to Ashton-Warner?

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

4. How did the Maori early readers provide a bridge to eventual reading of European material?

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

6. Why was the class so noisy while the children studied their individual key words and what did that noise signify?

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

8. By what process was spelling taught in Ashton-Warner's classroom?

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

10. Why was teaching the class so back-breaking, according to Ashton-Warner?

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