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

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

3. To what natural phenomenon did Ashton-Warner describe the mind of a young child?
(a) A tornado.
(b) A tsunami.
(c) An earthquake.
(d) A volcano.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What philosopher said that language must precede a nation's formation?

3. What educational thinker was quoted at the beginning of "Organic Writing"?

4. How many other books preceded the development of the Maori transitional readers?

5. What composer was Ashton-Warner playing when her students began doing expressive dancing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What was Ashton-Warner's reaction to the sometimes violent imagery used in the children's stories?

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

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

9. In "Workbook," what did Ashton-Warner mean when she said that one cannot plot life?

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

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