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Vivian Paley
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the two students have in common aside from their mothers becoming doctors?
(a) Same religion.
(b) Same social background.
(c) Same favorite color.
(d) Same dad.

2. What age did Mrs. Paley teach?
(a) First.
(b) Second.
(c) Kindergarten.
(d) Fourth.

3. What does ignoring racial differences do in the classroom according to Mrs. Paley?
(a) Creates more problems.
(b) Solves problems.
(c) Alleviates problems.
(d) Makes everyone equal.

4. What would Barbara ask everyone in the class?
(a) If they could sing.
(b) if they were black.
(c) If they were white.
(d) If they were Jewish.

5. Where did Mrs. Paley teach?
(a) Italy.
(b) A mixed race school.
(c) Germany.
(d) Chicago.

6. What did Mrs. Paley realize ethnic speech had little to do with?
(a) Racial appreciations.
(b) Racial inequalities.
(c) Knowledge of the speaker.
(d) Intelligence of the speaker.

7. What was Carol embarrassed of?
(a) Her Taiwanese speaking grandmother.
(b) Her backpack.
(c) Her clothes.
(d) Her voice.

8. What did Mrs. Paley begin doing in her classroom after being asked a surprising question in the preface?
(a) Took a shower in the morning.
(b) Wrote in a journal.
(c) Talked to herself.
(d) Kept notes about her classroom.

9. Who disrupted the good friends in Chapter 10?
(a) A new loud black boy.
(b) A new teacher.
(c) A new loud white boy.
(d) A new loud girl.

10. What did Mrs. Paley have her students share in relation to their ethnic background in Chapter 7?
(a) Pictures and different languages.
(b) Clothes and weather.
(c) Weather and music.
(d) Music and clothes.

11. How did Mrs. Paley feel about her new job in Chapter 3?
(a) Anxious.
(b) Nervous.
(c) Excited.
(d) Passionate.

12. What did the exploration of ethnicity do for Mrs. Paley's students?
(a) Helped them feel welcome.
(b) Helped them understand each other.
(c) Helped unite each other.
(d) Gave everyone a purpose.

13. How did Mrs. Paley feel about the young boy's actions in her class in Chapter 4?
(a) Ugly.
(b) Belittled.
(c) Smarter.
(d) Attacked.

14. What do the first few chapters of "White Teacher" introduce?
(a) Theme of Civil Rights.
(b) Theme of equality.
(c) Theme of equal rights.
(d) Theme of racial difference.

15. Who did Mrs. Paley want to teach?
(a) European children.
(b) Her own children.
(c) White children.
(d) Black children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does "White Teacher" approach in its content?

2. Who was Mrs. Paley with in the preface?

3. Who did Mrs. Paley get to recognize the changes in the young boy from Chapter 5?

4. What did Mrs. Paley learn was the best way to deal with racial issues in her classroom?

5. What did Mrs. Paley urge the school district to do in Chapter 3?

(see the answer keys)

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