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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. What did Mrs. Paley limit the disruptive boy to from doing in Chapter 5?
(a) The number of times he could answer a question.
(b) The number of times he could use foul language.
(c) The number of times he could speak.
(d) The number of times he could go to the bathroom.

2. What did Mrs. Paley notice about black children playing with other black children in the first few chapters?
(a) They saw white's were better.
(b) Refusal to play with a white child.
(c) They clung to each other.
(d) They thought blacks were inadequate.

3. What did Mrs. Paley's actions encourage for her students to do in Chapter 5?
(a) To explore their artistic side.
(b) To discuss racial issues.
(c) To play nice.
(d) To see each other as equal.

4. What happened to Mrs. Paley when she moved back to Chicago?
(a) She had her first mixed class.
(b) She had her first black student.
(c) She had her first all black class.
(d) She had her first black boss.

5. What did Mrs. Paley take a closer look at in relationship to ethnic speech?
(a) Her judgements.
(b) Arlene's speech.
(c) Her attitude about speech.
(d) Her personal economic prejudices.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Mrs. Paley begin doing in her classroom after being asked a surprising question in the preface?

3. Where did Mrs. Paley never have trouble chastising her student about using derogatory names?

4. How did the student teacher explain to the student what was happening when one student stopped being his or her friend?

5. Who did Mrs. Paley have a conversation with at the end of Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Janet Albright.

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

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

4. What did Janet Albright explain to the hurt child about friendship?

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

6. Compare and contrast Chicago schools to the southern schools Mrs. Paley taught in.

7. Discuss what Mrs. Paley's friend asked her in the preface.

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

9. Describe the child in Chapter 4 who used foul language and his behavior.

10. Discuss what Mrs. Paley began to do in Chapter 5.

(see the answer keys)

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