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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. Who noted that experience and education were not the same thing?
(a) Rilke.
(b) Stanislavsky.
(c) Addams.
(d) Dewey.

2. What is a great motivator for student ceremonies according to Chapter 4, "Building Bridges"?
(a) The teacher.
(b) The audience.
(c) The other students.
(d) The parents.

3. What grade levels were standardized testing banned around the nation?
(a) Kindergarten- 2nd grade.
(b) Kindergarten and 1st grade.
(c) 2-5 grades.
(d) 11th and 12th grade.

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

5. Who founded the Workshop Center at City College in New York?
(a) Alice Jefferson.
(b) John Holt.
(c) Joan Cenedella.
(d) Lillian Weber.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ayers feel about standardized tests?

2. In Chapter 6, "Keeping Track," what is the process of narrowing, punishing, and controlling from the outside that too often passed for assessment?

3. What do educators become when "talk turned to skills" according to Ayers?

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

5. How many intercom interruptions occurred in the first four hours at P.S. 269?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What can't standardized tests measure?

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

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

5. According to Ayers, what are good schools?

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

7. Based on Chapter 4, "Building Bridges," describe why Zayd's project, a project focused on values, was an important hopeful approach to teaching.

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

9. Explain the themes of Fratney described by Ayers.

10. What does Ayers say greatness in teaching requires?

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