You Can't Say You Can't Play Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Vivian Paley
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story about the lonely princess, the bird helps the princess find a ___ child.

2. According to Paley in Chapter 1, some of the children believed that the point of play was to show what?

3. Who reinforced the loneliness of outcast students, according to Paley in Chapter 1?

4. In Annabella's castle, singing used to attract what?

5. In the story Magpie told to the flower prince, what does the eagle steal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Following Magpie after the moving flowers over the mountain, what do they discover?

2. What happens when Raymond and his friends arrive at the bottom of the mountain?

3. What does Raymond reveal about himself in Chapter 4?

4. Once the lonely princess is stranded and can not get back home from playing with the fairies, how does she end up getting home?

5. Why is Beatrice annoyed after the rescue?

6. What happened when Paley visited third graders in Chapter 4?

7. How did the second graders respond when Paley asked them about having bosses during play?

8. What story does Raymond's father tell?

9. What happens while Annabella is bedding down for the night during the journey to Tall Pines?

10. In Chapter 1, how did teachers reinforce loneliness in children?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the symbolism of the blueberry bush leading the dragons out of the fog in Chapter 4 in relation to Paley's using the new rule and complementing story to help her students learn to include rather than exclude during play.

Essay Topic 2

Lisa had been fairly supportive of the new play rule. In Chapter 3 Lisa's perceptions about the new rule changed. Discuss Lisa's perception about the new rule and how it has evolved into what it is in Chapter 3. (Use insights from previous chapters to support your responses.)

Essay Topic 3

Through the book. Lisa and Beatrice's behavior has fluctuated from one extreme to another. Explain these varying responses and connect them with how students (all grades) respond to Paley's experiment.

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