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Bill Ayers
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Ayers's space have "lots and lots" of?
(a) Books.
(b) Boxes.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Animals.

2. Who described a student as "ordinarily expressive and lively when talking about ideas and information"?
(a) Jessica Howard.
(b) David Carroll.
(c) Maxine Greene.
(d) Pat Carini.

3. When To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher was written, what percentage of American children awoke everyday in poverty?
(a) 25% of American children awoke everyday in poverty.
(b) 50% of American children awoke everyday in poverty.
(c) 22% of American children awoke everyday in poverty.
(d) 33% of American children awoke everyday in poverty.

4. Ayers believed that what is the strongest source of knowledge about a student?
(a) Doctors.
(b) The parents.
(c) Teachers.
(d) The student.

5. Ayers claims that what type of school tends be mechanistic and managerial, hierarchical, and bureaucratic?
(a) Ideal schools.
(b) Big schools.
(c) Small schools.
(d) Student-centered schools.

6. Ayers believes that what sets up schools as institutional forms for re-creation of specific values and norms, dispositions, and assumptions?
(a) Societies.
(b) Villages.
(c) Towns.
(d) Cities.

7. What was the name of the group of housing activists who constructed simple and livable structures for the homeless?
(a) Helping Hands of Chicago.
(b) Habitat for Humanity.
(c) Mad Housers of Chicago.
(d) Housing Agency of Chicago.

8. According to Ayers, what tells us what to do?
(a) Our environments.
(b) Our parents.
(c) Our principals.
(d) Our teachers.

9. How did deficiencies make Ayers feel?
(a) Happy.
(b) Ready for the challenge of learning.
(c) Fine.
(d) Inadequate.

10. What did Ayers's students do preschool through high school that was considered a class job or responsibility?
(a) Students napped.
(b) Students cooked.
(c) Students drew.
(d) Students read.

11. What percentage of African American boys does Ayers say will spend some time in prison?
(a) 25% will spend some time in prison.
(b) 33% will spend some time in prison.
(c) 66% will spend some time in prison.
(d) 10% will spend some time in prison.

12. What year did Ayers begin teaching?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1960.
(d) 1970.

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

14. Ayers believed that ____________ integrate and give meaning to other aspects of school and curriculum, along with engaging and focusing children's energy.
(a) Homework.
(b) Projects.
(c) Videos.
(d) Portfolios.

15. What animal did the children observe outside a Chicago steel plant?
(a) Bald eagle.
(b) Fox.
(c) Deer.
(d) Snowy Owl.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ayers believes that learning is what?

2. What kind of teachers did Ayers suggest were needed now more than ever?

3. According to Ayers, what is in charge at the schools that limited individuality?

4. What does Ayers say the message should be to the children in youth?

5. According to Chapter 2, "Seeing the Student," what is the often underutilized source of knowledge about youngsters?

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