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. What surprises Prince Kareem about Magpie?

2. Whom does the flower prince love?

3. What is the name of the Queen's son that needs to be rescued?

4. While other students in Paley's class create pictures of various story characters, Lisa drew which character?

5. Magpie asks Raymond to help him rescue what animal?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Lisa affected by the imposition of the new rule?

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

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

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

5. What did the fifth graders in Chapter 4 tell Paley about the new play rule?

6. One general lesson Paley drew about play in Chapter 1 dealt with friendship. Explain.

7. What happens in Chapter 3, after Magpie tells Raymond he is Raymond's friend?

8. How do blueberry bushes help rescue Raymond and his father from the cage?

9. How did Paley respond to her students/ concerns in Chapter 3?

10. What happened with loop holes regarding the new play rule according to Paley in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How do Magpie and the Uncle rescue the flower prince from the eagle, and how does this rescue effort demonstrate working together as an embodiment of Paley's goal with the new play rule?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Paley's students perception of the new play rule as "protection" in Chapter 4? Protection from what? Also discuss how these students view the fairness or lack thereof of the new play rule. Be specific, citing examples from the entire book.

Essay Topic 3

Briefly explain Paley's findings from her inquiry for each grade level, 1st through 5th, then examine how Paley's students respond to these answers as Paley reports the responses back to them.

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