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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. Which student picked the word bomb as a first key word?
(a) Matawhero.
(b) Gay.
(c) Dennis.
(d) Seven.

2. What was the most powerful word under the "sex" category?
(a) Love.
(b) Dance.
(c) Darling.
(d) Kiss.

3. How long did the reading period last?
(a) 25 minutes.
(b) 30 minutes.
(c) 15 minutes.
(d) 45 minutes.

4. What did the junior assistant or a senior pupil sometimes do with the younger students during shared reading?
(a) Sing.
(b) Read a story.
(c) Dance.
(d) Do a science experiment.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did the spelling period last?

2. What was the most significant part of the students' shared reading?

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

4. From where, according to Ashton-Warner, did most New Zealand children develop a "mass mind"?

5. At what time of the day was "paste paint" listed in Ashton-Warner's daily schedule?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What was the connection Ashton-Warner drew between the infant room and war and peace?

6. How did modern life in New Zealand make it difficult for people to use their inner resources?

7. How did the students perform when they did expressive dancing versus when they learned specific moves?

8. Why did Ashton-Warner find the European and American early readers two-dimensional?

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

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

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