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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 call the most "comely word" in the language?
(a) Love.
(b) Peace.
(c) Rest.
(d) Serenity.

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

3. Which student stumbled on the words "Come," "look," and "and"?
(a) Gay.
(b) Rangi.
(c) Matawhero.
(d) Seven.

4. To what natural phenomenon does the term "Golden Section" refer?
(a) Animal growth.
(b) Leaf patterns.
(c) Wave patterns.
(d) Plant growth.

5. Who referred to dance as the "one complete expression" of a human's many faculties?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Wittgenstein.
(c) Rousseau.
(d) Plato.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which student picked the word bomb as a first key word?

2. To what Dickens novel character did Ashton-Warner refer in "Maori Transitional Readers?"

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

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

5. What did Ashton-Warner do with the key vocabulary words that were forgotten the next day?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Ashton-Warner throw out words that students did not recognize the second time?

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

3. Why did Ashton-Warner describe children's minds as volcanoes and how did that affect her teaching?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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