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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. In Chapter 4, what happened the first time Mrs. Paley tried disciplining the disruptive boy?
(a) She had to hold him down.
(b) She had to slap him.
(c) She had to sit on him.
(d) She had to call his parents.

2. Who would often speak in ethnic speech in Chapter 7?
(a) Two white girls mocking the blacks.
(b) Two black girls of lower social class.
(c) Two black boys.
(d) Two black girls of equal social class

3. What did Mrs. Paley's action of ignoring racial differences do according to the conversation with the second person in Chapter 3?
(a) Created racism.
(b) Robbed her of what made her special.
(c) Advocated racism.
(d) Nothing.

4. Who was Mrs. Paley with in the preface?
(a) A collegue.
(b) Her husband.
(c) A student teacher.
(d) Her students.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was interesting about the other teacher's assumptions about Fred's problems?

2. What did Mrs. Paley question about her pleasure of the two students' friendship in Chapter 7?

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

4. What happened at the end of Chapter 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Mrs. Paley feel about Janet?

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

4. Describe Barbara.

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

6. What did ignoring racial differences eventually do in Mrs. Paley's classroom?

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

8. Discuss what Mrs. Paley tried to use from her own experiences in connection to her student's.

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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