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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 do with the key vocabulary words that were forgotten the next day?
(a) She destroyed those cards.
(b) She tried the cards with other students.
(c) She put the cards away for another day.
(d) She focused on teaching those words.

2. What size were the cards Ashton-Warner used for the key vocabulary words?
(a) 10X6.
(b) 12X5.
(c) 10X8.
(d) 12X8.

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

4. What poet is quoted at the beginning of "Tone"?
(a) e.e. cummings.
(b) W.B. Yeats.
(c) Emerson.
(d) T.S. Eliot.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the true school master, according to the quote from Caldwell Cook?

2. What was Ashton-Warner's response to the problems with the set early readers?

3. In what country did the volunteer describe teaching villagers how to read and write their own names?

4. What color ears did Ashton-Warner say she sometimes saw in children's illustrations?

5. What word did Mohi pick as his first key word?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why did Ashton-Warner describe the language of published first readers as "dead"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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