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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) Elementary school teachers.
(b) High school teachers.
(c) Middle school teachers.
(d) College teachers.

2. 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) Assessed.
(c) Universalized.
(d) Standardized.

3. Who was a beekeeper that often learned from the bees?
(a) Alice Jefferson.
(b) Sue Hubbell.
(c) Lillian Weber.
(d) John Holt.

4. What did Ayers suggest should be the center of knowledge?
(a) The child and the classroom.
(b) Presentations.
(c) Standardized tests.
(d) Homework.

5. What is an important window into a child and an essential part of any bridge's blueprint suggested by Ayers?
(a) Culture.
(b) Family.
(c) Customs.
(d) Values.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 7, "Mystery of Teaching," who told a remarkable story of learning to read as a subversive activity?

2. Ayers suggests that what is built on a base of knowledge about students?

3. Who argued that standardized achievement tests are problematic due to their "exaggerated importance"?

4. Which group of people are naturally curious about their world they inhabit?

5. Who founded the Workshop Center at City College in New York?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain the themes of Fratney described by Ayers.

4. According to Ayers, what are good schools?

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

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

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

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

9. According to Ayers, what does culture include?

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

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