To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Ayers, what are schools?
(a) Porous places.
(b) Learning factories.
(c) Large places.
(d) Small places.

2. Who was a beekeeper that often learned from the bees?
(a) John Holt.
(b) Sue Hubbell.
(c) Lillian Weber.
(d) Alice Jefferson.

3. What did Zayd want to get like Crazy Horse?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) A vision.
(c) Faith.
(d) Respect.

4. What did Ayers take away from a seven year old in the lunch room at P.S. 269?
(a) Scissors.
(b) A gun.
(c) A metal pipe.
(d) A knife.

5. Who was a veteran teacher that decided each summer to do a sustained study on something the teacher did not understand?
(a) John Holt.
(b) Alice Jefferson.
(c) Mara Sapon-Shevin.
(d) Joan Cenedella.

6. As suggested in Chapter 6, "Keeping Track," who requires standardized tests to comply with state law?
(a) Parents.
(b) School district leaders.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Principals.

7. Who argued that good teachers incorporated all kinds of instructional strategies and are vigilant for "what works"?
(a) June Jordan.
(b) Gilbert Ryle.
(c) Lisa Delpit.
(d) John Holt.

8. What type of school grew out of the civil rights struggle?
(a) SNCC Schools.
(b) Peace Schools.
(c) Black Power Schools.
(d) Freedom Schools.

9. Who believed that "human beings spent their lives weaving webs of significance"?
(a) Lisa Delpit.
(b) Gilbert Ryle.
(c) June Jordan.
(d) Gomer Pyle.

10. What level of teachers needed to visit and revisit the regular curriculum question regularly?
(a) Middle school teachers.
(b) Elementary school teachers.
(c) College teachers.
(d) High school teachers.

11. Ayers stated that ________________________ is more dogmatic and insistent than any religion or political ideology.
(a) Common sense.
(b) Choosing.
(c) Teaching.
(d) Learning.

12. What is an important window into a child and an essential part of any bridge's blueprint suggested by Ayers?
(a) Customs.
(b) Culture.
(c) Family.
(d) Values.

13. Who argued that the basic model of curriculum and teaching was "not just mistaken and impossible, but bad in the sense of morally wrong"?
(a) Denise Price.
(b) Gilbert Ryle.
(c) June Jordan.
(d) John Holt.

14. What, as suggested by Ayers, is a matter of solidarity between subjects and human beings?
(a) Finding allies.
(b) Linking consciousness to conduct.
(c) Friendship.
(d) Learning from experience.

15. According to Ayers, what are tests surrounded by?
(a) Stereotyping.
(b) Untrue statements.
(c) Extreme colored borders.
(d) Rituals.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 7, "The Mystery of Teaching," who suggested to "go into yourself"?

2. What did Ayers say could be life-saving in the teaching experience?

3. Which culture required that each boy kill a lion and be circumcised in order to become a man?

4. What is a great motivator for student ceremonies according to Chapter 4, "Building Bridges"?

5. What do many teachers, according to Ayers, keep in a file cabinet or shelf that became part of a "museum"?

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