To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Bill Ayers
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Seeing the Student.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who believed that "Education was the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume the responsibility for it"?
(a) Maxine Greene.
(b) William Ayers.
(c) Nel Noddings.
(d) Hannah Arendt.

2. In Chapter 2, "Seeing the Student," what did Ayers have children research for an assignment?
(a) The child's first name.
(b) The child's last name.
(c) The area the child lived.
(d) The child's family's geneology.

3. According to Ayers, what is built when there is an engaged and active citizenry?
(a) Parental support.
(b) Better legislation.
(c) A republic.
(d) A strong democracy.

4. What should all teachers take into consideration when understanding children, according to Ayers?
(a) Children's lives.
(b) Nighttime fears.
(c) Lesson planning.
(d) Punishment.

5. Who argued that "teachers can be aided in the difficult matter of moral choice if they can adopt an ethic of caring"?
(a) Maxine Greene.
(b) William Ayers.
(c) Hannah Arendt.
(d) Nel Noddings.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ayers suggests that who "resisted the idea that there is some ideal child with whom they would be brilliant; they must reject the idea of social circumstance"?

2. What does Ayers say that people must have to promote change in the educational system?

3. Who believed that "young children's thinking is concrete and immediate compared to the thinking of older children"?

4. How old was Chesa when Ayers began caring for him?

5. According to Ayers, how many Americans were incarcerated in the year 2000?

(see the answer key)

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