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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. Who referred to dance as the "one complete expression" of a human's many faculties?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Wittgenstein.
(c) Plato.
(d) Rousseau.

2. How were the chairs arranged for the reading and exchange period?
(a) In three rows.
(b) In a ring.
(c) There were no chairs used.
(d) In straight lines.

3. To what animal was Ashton-Warner handed over in a Maori child's made-up story?
(a) A gorilla.
(b) An alligator.
(c) An orangutan.
(d) A lion.

4. For how long did Ashton-Warner experiment in developing the Maori transitional readers?
(a) Three years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Six years.
(d) Four years.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many Maori transitional readers did Ashton-Warner end up with?

3. Which student's parents fought frequently and violently at night?

4. How long were Ashton-Warner's seven-year-old students able to write?

5. What did Ashton-Warner keep on hand to repair the student books?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did Ashton-Warner believe that standardized reading texts were damaging to children?

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

5. What is wrong with the cadence in many published first readers?

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

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

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

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

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

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