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

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 does Ayers suggest that teachers have to be if they do not want to lose their capacity for renewal and growth?
(a) Sensitive.
(b) Open-minded.
(c) Self-critical.
(d) Close-minded.

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

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

4. Ayers suggests that what is built on a base of knowledge about students?
(a) Outstanding schools.
(b) Outstanding learning.
(c) Outstanding teaching.
(d) Outstanding parents.

5. In Alex Haley's writing, whose coming of age ceremony did he record?
(a) Jose.
(b) Malik.
(c) Kunta Kinte.
(d) Crazy Horse.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What level of teachers needed to visit and revisit the regular curriculum question regularly?

5. What did Zayd want to get like Crazy Horse?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 4, "Building Bridges," what did the second grade newsletter contain?

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

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

4. According to Ayers, what does culture include?

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

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

7. In Chapter 5, "Liberating the Curriculum," what did Sarah's mother discuss?

8. Describe Ayers's quest in teaching.

9. According to Ayers, what are good schools?

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

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