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

2. To what Dickens novel character did Ashton-Warner refer in "Maori Transitional Readers?"
(a) Jean Valjean.
(b) Tiny Tim.
(c) Oliver Twist.
(d) David Copperfield.

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

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

5. What color ears did Ashton-Warner say she sometimes saw in children's illustrations?
(a) Pink.
(b) Blue.
(c) Green.
(d) Red.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did the reading period last?

2. Where did Ashton-Warner say many classrooms grow seeds for indoor study?

3. What teacher did Ashton-Warner describe as being on the "high mountain" at the beginning of "Workbook"?

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

5. At what time of the day was "paste paint" listed in Ashton-Warner's daily schedule?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Ashton-Warner mean when she referred to a workbook as a "middleman"?

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

3. How did early exposure to white cultural norms adversely affect the Maori?

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

5. What did Ashton-Warner mean when she wrote that "we don't waste enough in school?"

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

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

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

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

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

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