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Bill Ayers
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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. In Chapter 5, "Liberating the Curriculum," which college was referenced in a conversation Zelma participated in?
(a) Duke.
(b) Northwestern.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Princeton.

2. 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) John Holt.
(b) Gilbert Ryle.
(c) June Jordan.
(d) Denise Price.

3. Who argued that as soon as an actor believed she or he was "master of the part, rigor mortis is already set in"?
(a) Stanislavsky.
(b) Rilke.
(c) Jane Addams.
(d) Dewey.

4. What is a sophisticated and complex cognitive process as suggested in Chapter 5, "Liberating the Curriculum"?
(a) Reading.
(b) Writing.
(c) Teaching.
(d) Learning.

5. What was the most recent standardized test Ayers took?
(a) PSAE.
(b) Basic Skills Test.
(c) GRE.
(d) ACT.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Ayers consider people were when people, no matter how professional, were given the power to set a standard?

2. Who was critically injured in a mountain climbing accident and struggled to walk?

3. Who described an astonishing process while teaching a course "The Art of Black English"?

4. In Chapter 4, "Building Bridges," what instrument did Bear play?

5. According to Ayers, what are schools?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the alternatives to standardized tests discussed by Ayers?

2. What can't standardized tests measure?

3. According to Ayers, what are good schools?

4. In Chapter 7, "The Mystery of Teaching," what problems occurred when teachers tried to implement a new idea every day?

5. How did Ayers describe Zayd's pursuing of his "coming of age" ceremony?

6. Describe Ayers's quest in teaching.

7. How does Ayers suggest people meet the problem of guidelines and mandates?

8. What does Ayers believe the fundamental curriculum question is?

9. According to Ayers, where do standardized tests push well-intentioned teachers and school leaders?

10. In Chapter 7, "The Mystery of Teaching," describe the students at Imani School.

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