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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 type of questions make up the majority of the standardized test?
(a) Essay questions.
(b) Matching.
(c) Multiple choice questions.
(d) Short answer questions.

2. What allows teachers to see what students are up to while asking them to do the work themselves?
(a) Project-based learning.
(b) Classroom practice work.
(c) Standardized testing.
(d) Homework.

3. What do educators become when "talk turned to skills" according to Ayers?
(a) Close-minded.
(b) Supportive.
(c) Simple-minded.
(d) Open-minded.

4. How many inhabitants spoke English as the native tongue in 1988, according to Chapter 4, "Building Bridges"?
(a) 3,746,000
(b) 333,000,000
(c) 33,746,000
(d) 333,746,000

5. Which culture required that each boy kill a lion and be circumcised in order to become a man?
(a) Aborigini.
(b) African.
(c) Zulu.
(d) Sioux.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who noted that experience and education were not the same thing?

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

4. What is an important window into a child and an essential part of any bridge's blueprint suggested by Ayers?

5. According to Ayers, what are standardized tests?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Ayers's quest in teaching.

4. According to Ayers, how do teachers become students to their students?

5. According to Ayers, what is one argument that supported proponents of phonics?

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

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

8. Explain the themes of Fratney described by Ayers.

9. What were Ayers's feelings during the Illinois Teachers Basic Skills Test?

10. What does Ayers say greatness in teaching requires?

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