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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. How many more black children were placed in Mrs. Paley's class in Chapter 2?
(a) 2.
(b) 0.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

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

3. Whose mothers were both becoming doctors in Chapter 7?
(a) Arlene and Mary Anne.
(b) Janet and Arlene.
(c) No one.
(d) Mary Anne and Claire.

4. What was the name of the boy in Mrs. Paley's class in Chapter 4?
(a) Steven.
(b) Steve.
(c) Stephen.
(d) Roger.

5. Who did Mrs. Paley get to recognize the changes in the young boy from Chapter 5?
(a) His parents.
(b) His grandparents.
(c) Her collegues.
(d) Her boss.

6. What are people's thoughts based on in relationship to blacks according to the first few chapters of "White Teacher"?
(a) Love.
(b) Facts.
(c) Stereotypes.
(d) A documentary.

7. What did Mrs. Paley question about her pleasure of the two students' friendship in Chapter 7?
(a) Why she cared about this friendship.
(b) Who was a better student.
(c) Arlene's intelligence.
(d) Mary Anne's intelligence.

8. What kind of club did Barbara organize?
(a) A Catholic one.
(b) A Black one.
(c) A White one.
(d) A Jewish one.

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

10. What was the result of the two boys who became friends although didn't remain friends?
(a) They broke the segregation that had always existed before.
(b) They expanded their friendship to include all races.
(c) They learned about another race in that time.
(d) They ended up hating eachother.

11. What did Mrs. Paley struggle with at the beginning of "White Teacher"?
(a) How to mix blacks with whites in the classroom.
(b) How to teach blacks.
(c) How to deal with issues of race without creating a bigger problem.
(d) Discipline.

12. What did Mrs. Paley often struggle with when she was teaching?
(a) How to teach spelling.
(b) How to maintain control of the classroom.
(c) How to discipline.
(d) How to deal with racial differences.

13. How did the student teacher explain to the student what was happening when one student stopped being his or her friend?
(a) That they were crazy.
(b) That they were mad and needed a nap.
(c) That they needed a break.
(d) Nothing.

14. Where did Mrs. Paley mostly teach in Chapter 1?
(a) Poor schools.
(b) Private schools.
(c) White schools.
(d) Mixed schools.

15. How did Mrs. Paley respond to the boy's behavior in Chapter 4?
(a) Sent him to the office.
(b) Yelled at him.
(c) Praised it.
(d) Ignored it.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, what happened the first time Mrs. Paley tried disciplining the disruptive boy?

2. Who would often speak in ethnic speech in Chapter 7?

3. What was the name of Mrs. Paley's first black student?

4. What did Mrs. Paley take a closer look at in relationship to ethnic speech?

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

(see the answer keys)

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