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. After leaving the tiny flower people, Annabella, her father, and Magpie leave and cross the ___ mountain.

2. Beatrice has a sister named what?

3. Who plots and digs a hole for Annabella to get trapped in?

4. Who does Magpie fly on his back to help him during the rescue involving the eagle?

5. What color is Raymond's hair?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Paley what social practice happens daily, and how did Angelo relate to this statement?

3. In Chapter 1 Paley's students argued about what the play rule should be and could not agree. Why?

4. In Chapter 2 we are introduced to Raymond. Who is he?

5. In Chapter 1, Magpie tells a story. What is it about?

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

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

8. In reviewing her notes, before speaking in Arizona, Paley noticed that her students had expressed what reasons for opposing the rule?

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

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

In Chapter 1, Angelo said that what is going on with play in the classroom is like what is going on where Magpie lives. How does Angelo seem to come to this conclusion and is it accurate based on details provided in this part of the book?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 1, Paley led her class into a discussion about understanding rejection during play. The students engaged and talked about when they have been rejected; and how they felt for themselves and other students. How do the students comments during this discussion illustrate their understanding of rejection during play, and do any of their comments address Paley's question of whether such rejection is fair, considering that the classroom is the property of all the students.

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