Seventh meeting


Main idea of the first paragraph is background of the struggle of horace mann

Main idea of second paragaph is career and work of horace mann

Main idea of third paragraph is mann’s ideas about school reform


1.Which of the following titles would best express the main topic of the passage?

A. The Father of American Public Education

B. Philosophy of Education

C. The Massachusetts State Board of Education

D. Politics of Educational Institutions


2.Why does the author mention Horace Mann’s early life?

A. As an example of the importance of an early education for success

B. To make the biography more complete

C. Because it served as the inspiration for his later work in education

D. In tribute to the teachers who helped him succeed


3.The word struggles in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by?

A. valuable experiences

B. happy situations

C. influential people

D. difficult times


4.The word there refers to?

A. the Massachusetts legislature

B. the state board of education

C. Mann’s legal practice

D. his political career


5.The word mandatory in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to?

A. Required

B. Equal

C. excellent

D. basic

6.With which of the following statements would the author most probably agree?

A. Horace Manns influence on American education was very great

B. A small but important influence on American was exerted by Horace Mann

C. Few educators fully understood Horace Mann’s influence on American education

D. The influence on American education by Horace Mann was not accepted or appreciated


7.Horace Mann advocated all of the following EXCEPT?

A. a state board of education

B. a district school system

C. classes for adult

D. graded elementary schools


8.The reforms that Horace Mann achieved?

A. were not very radical for the time

B. were used only by the state of Massachusetts

C. were later adopted by the nation as a model

D. were enforced by the Massachusetts bar


9.With which of the following statements would Horace Mann most probably agree?

A. Think in new ways

B. Help others

C. Study as much as possible

D. Work hard