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Vivian Paley
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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. Who used the derogatory words about blacks that Mrs. Paley was unsure how to handle?
(a) Black boys.
(b) Black children.
(c) Her black maid.
(d) Her black student teacher.

2. In Chapter 5, who did Mrs. Paley begin to offer compliments to?
(a) Racial differences.
(b) No one.
(c) The black children.
(d) The white children.

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

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

5. Where did Mrs. Paley never have trouble chastising her student about using derogatory names?
(a) Chicago.
(b) The north.
(c) The west.
(d) The south.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mrs. Paley participate in in Chapter 3?

2. In the preface, what was Mrs. Paley doing?

3. How many more black children were placed in Mrs. Paley's class in Chapter 2?

4. What was wrong with Fred?

5. What happened at the end of Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mrs. Paley's first black student.

2. What did Claire finally begin to do in Chapter 12?

3. Describe what the black parent in Chapter 3 said about ignoring racial differences.

4. Discuss how Mrs. Paley punished poor behavior in Chapter 2.

5. Describe how the black students use the word "black."

6. Describe the doll corner in Chapter 17.

7. What did Mrs. Paley question about her pleasure from the formed friendships in Chapter 7?

8. What did Mrs. Paley limit Steven to and what was the result?

9. Discuss what Steven almost forced Mrs. Paley to do.

10. Describe what developed at the end of Chapter 13 in Mrs. Paley's classroom.

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