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. Under a ___ tree Magpie watches two people argue about him after his birth.

2. Another Paley student, Nelson, said that who won't let him play?

3. Inside the castle Magpie finds a girl doing what?

4. Paley looked back at discussions with her students and decided that play develops ____ and that this also develops out of play.

5. Who helps Annabella and her father board the waiting ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what does it mean when Annabella and the others hear a bell near the sea shore?

2. When speaking in Arizona, Paley discovered two ways teachers handled the rejection involved in play. What are they?

3. What did second graders tell Paley when she did her inquiry with them?

4. In Chapter 1, how did Paley go about getting her students to accept this new play rule?

5. Magpie and Annabella offer to help rescue the flower prince. What happens with the rescue?

6. What was the point of play, according to Paley's students in Chapter 1?

7. After Magpie shares the story of the lonely princess, how does Annabella respond?

8. In Chapter 2, what does Magpie do to help the people deal with a crying flower prince and how does flower prince respond?

9. Why weren't Paley's students as excited as Annabella about new kids with whom they can play?

10. According to details in Chapter 1, how are Annabella and Alexandra different in appearance from each other?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How effective is the Magpie story initiated by Paley, in Chapter 1, in engaging students in a dialogue about the rejection in play, and helping them connect with others so they feel a need to use Paley's new rule? Specifically discuss how several of the students change and/or remain the same after hearing the story and the surrounding discussions.

Essay Topic 2

How does or could Paley's new rule resolve or prevent certain issues that arise in the imaginary story? Cite several specific examples and provide supporting details.

Essay Topic 3

How does the behavior of the girls against Raymond in Chapter 2 illustrate the behavior of students in the classroom, like Paley's class, and how does the girls behavior demonstrate the behavior Paley wants to discourage with her new play rule.

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