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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. According to Ashton-Warner, what is the only answer to destructiveness?
(a) Intervention.
(b) Meditation.
(c) Peaceful readings.
(d) Creativity.

2. What was the most powerful word under the "fear" category?
(a) Frightened.
(b) Police.
(c) Knife.
(d) Ghost.

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

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

5. Where did Ashton-Warner say many classrooms grow seeds for indoor study?
(a) In eggshells.
(b) In pots.
(c) In tins.
(d) In jars.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the condition of the student-made books after several reading sessions?

2. What figure signified divinity in the Chaldean writing system?

3. Under what category was the Maori word, "haka," placed?

4. What did Ashton-Warner sometimes use to break up the difficult work of writing?

5. To what children's classic did Ashton-Warner refer when writing about books not read in her classroom?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Post Holiday Notes," what word did Ashton-Warner use to represent the key instinct of fear to her students?

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

3. What did the students' compositions reveal about their family lives?

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

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

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

7. Why did Ashton-Warner's white student, Dennis, have a nervous breakdown?

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

9. How did Maoris and whites differ in terms of communal gatherings?

10. What are the two worst enemies of teaching?

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