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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 came to work with Mrs. Paley in Chapter 9?
(a) JJ.
(b) Janey Albritton.
(c) Janet Albright.
(d) Janice Alright.

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

3. How did Mrs. Paley feel about her place in society by the end of Chapter 2?
(a) Unhappy with her lack of action.
(b) Unhappy with her job.
(c) Happy with her place in society.
(d) Happy that her race was getting recognition in society.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What do the first few chapters of "White Teacher" introduce?

4. How did Mrs. Paley feel about her new job in Chapter 3?

5. In Chapter 5, who did Mrs. Paley begin to offer compliments to?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What did Mrs. Paley and her friends advocate?

6. Describe what Janet felt she was meant to do?

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

8. Explain why Mrs. Paley decided to write "White Teacher."

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

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

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