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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 did Mrs. Paley want to explain her classroom's goings on to?
(a) Herself.
(b) No one.
(c) The student teacher.
(d) The principle.

2. What experiences did Mrs. Paley draw from her own life to relate to her job's issues?
(a) Being ugly.
(b) Being an only child.
(c) Being a Jewish child.
(d) Being a racist.

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

4. What did Mrs. Paley continue to believe was needed in the classroom?
(a) Classrooms with mixed races.
(b) Running water.
(c) AC.
(d) Heat.

5. 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) They thought blacks were inadequate.
(c) They clung to each other.
(d) Refusal to play with a white child.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happened to Mrs. Paley when she moved back to Chicago?

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

4. What did Mrs. Paley often struggle with when she was teaching?

5. What happened after Mrs. Paley's limited the young boy in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Claire Mireau.

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

4. What did Mrs. Paley vow to do?

5. Describe Barbara.

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

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

8. What did Mrs. Paley's colleagues suggest about Fred?

9. Discuss what Mrs. Paley learned from Janet Albright.

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

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