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

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

3. What is the root word for evaluation discussed in Chapter 6, "Keeping Track"?
(a) Assessment.
(b) Test.
(c) Eval.
(d) Value.

4. According to Ayers, what does good teaching demand?
(a) Perseverance.
(b) Humility.
(c) Compromise.
(d) Love.

5. In Chapter 6, "Keeping Track," what is the process of narrowing, punishing, and controlling from the outside that too often passed for assessment?
(a) Factory-produced.
(b) Universalized.
(c) Standardized.
(d) Assessed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ayers believes that what is more than pieces of information, more than subject matter, more even than the disciplines?

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

3. According to Ayers in Chapter 4, "Building Bridges," what was the "work of life"?

4. What is a fixed and unvarying oversimplified belief that carries negative undercurrents?

5. How does Ayers feel about standardized tests?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 4, "Building Bridges," describe Zayd's "coming of age" discoveries.

3. Describe the corner Ayers's classroom where students would have had access to materials regarding "coming of age."

4. What are Ayers's feelings on standardized tests?

5. What can't standardized tests measure?

6. What are some ways that teachers can keep track of student achievement according to Ayers?

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

8. According to Ayers, what are good schools?

9. What did Ayers mean when he linked "consciousness to conduct"?

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

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