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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. How long were most of the "stories" written by the students at the beginning of school?
(a) Two or three words.
(b) One paragraph.
(c) One sentence.
(d) Two sentences.

2. How were the children's stories "produced"?
(a) In their own handwriting.
(b) In the teacher's handwriting.
(c) On a school typewriter.
(d) At a professional printers,

3. In what season was the story of The Three Goats told?
(a) Fall.
(b) Spring.
(c) Winter.
(d) Summer.

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

5. How did Ashton-Warner describe the worst assistant she ever had in the classroom?
(a) The girl insisted on reprimanding the students.
(b) The girl told the students what to write.
(c) The girl spoke incessantly about herself.
(d) The girl insisted on a quiet classroom.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. By what title was Tolstoy known to his students?

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

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

5. Between what hours did Ashton-Warner focus on creativity through work on the key vocabulary?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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