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. Magpie and Kareem discover that they are both what?

2. Which grade, during Paley's inquiries in Chapter 2, insisted that they have become too mean to use the new rule and think it should be introduced earlier?

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

4. Who encourages the girls to invite Raymond over?

5. How many students were in Paley's kindergarten class when she posts her sign changing the rules of play?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Back in the classroom in Chapter 3, what suggestion did Lisa have about Beatrice's frustration/jealousy?

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

8. In Magpie's story, inspired by Raymond, why is the father sad?

9. What do the tiny people tell Magpie and Annabella about the Seventh mountain?

10. What story does Raymond's father tell?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Angelo told Paley about his dream of being alone and that he was sad because of this. Annabella is found sad, alone, with her doll and refuses help. Compare and contrast similarities between these "outcasts," Angelo and Annabella.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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