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

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

3. In what season was the story of the Little Red Hen told?
(a) Winter.
(b) Summer.
(c) Fall.
(d) Spring.

4. How long did many of the students' stories become by the time they were six?
(a) Half a page.
(b) One whole paragraph.
(c) Three sentences.
(d) One page.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What activity was NOT included under the 2:10-3 p.m. time slot under "Daily Rhythm"?

2. How long did the spelling period last?

3. What color crayon did Ashton-Warner use for the key vocabulary?

4. What did Ashton-Warner call the most "comely word" in the language?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How did Russian peasant students react to Leo Tolstoy's experimental school?

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

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

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

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

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

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