A good teacher is many things to many people. I suppose
everyone has his definite ideas about what a good teacher is. As I
look back on my own experience, I find the teachers that I respect
and think about the most are those who demanded the most
discipline from their students.
I think of one teacher in particular that I had in high school. I think
he was a good teacher because he was a very strict person. He just
tolerated no kind of nonsense at all in his classroom. I remember very
vividly a sign over his classroom door. It was a simple sign that said,
“Laboratory – in this room the first five letters of the word are
emphasized, not the last seven.”
( ) 1. Based on the passage, which of the following statements is true?
(A) People have their own ideas about what a good teacher should be.
(B) A respectable teacher demands no discipline from his students.
(C) A good teacher does not mean much to his students.
(D) The author doesn’t think much about any of his teachers.
( ) 2. According to the author, what kind of teacher is respected more?
(A) A teacher who is never kind to his students.
(B) A teacher who emphasizes oratory more than labor.
(C) A teacher who never asks his students to work hard.
(D) A teacher who demands a lot of discipline from his students.
( ) 3. Why did the author think of one teacher in high school most?
(A) Because the teacher often helped him with his homework.
(B) Because the teacher accepted all kinds of nonsense.
(C) Because the teacher was very strict.
(D) Because the teacher was very tolerant.
( ) 4. What did the author’s high school teacher stress more?
(A) Labor. (B) Good speech. (C) Kindness. (D) Tolerance