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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 participate in in Chapter 3?
(a) A cake walk.
(b) Advocating interracial schooling.
(c) Civil rights protests.
(d) A walk-a-thon.

2. How did the student teacher explain to the student what was happening when one student stopped being his or her friend?
(a) That they were crazy.
(b) That they needed a break.
(c) Nothing.
(d) That they were mad and needed a nap.

3. Where did Mrs. Paley mostly teach in Chapter 1?
(a) White schools.
(b) Private schools.
(c) Poor schools.
(d) Mixed schools.

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

5. What did Mrs. Paley urge the school district to do in Chapter 3?
(a) To offer learning alternatives.
(b) To segregate the schools.
(c) To bus black children into their schools.
(d) To desegregate the schools.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did one student suggest about all black people in Chapter 2?

2. What did Mrs. Paley struggle with at the beginning of "White Teacher"?

3. How old was Mrs. Paley's student teacher?

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

5. Where dis Mrs. Paley eventually place the disruptive boy in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Fred and what his problems were.

2. Describe Barbara.

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

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

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

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

7. Describe what made Mrs. Paley unsure of herself in her classroom in Chapter 6.

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

9. What did Arlene and Mary Ann discover in Chapter 7?

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

(see the answer keys)

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