You Can't Say You Can't Play Test | Final 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. Who walks away at the end of the Magpie's story about the baby dragon?

2. Which student worried aloud that other students could be mean and hurtful with the new rule, to which other students suggested solutions?

3. What does Raymond see in his dreams?

4. In Raymond's pretend play what does Beatrice want to be?

5. In Magpie's story who wants the baby dragon to be a fighter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Paley's students perceive fairness in Chapter 4?

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

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

4. What story does Raymond's father tell?

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

6. What was Lisa worried about as she was faced with immediate imposition of the new play rule?

7. How are the dragons encouraged to to explore the world?

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

9. What happens in Chapter 3 when Raymond tries to be nice at school?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

Paley had to make speeches in Canada and Arizona. Briefly describe the reason for each trip, and then analyze how Paley's classroom discussions and student responses about the new play rule affect Paley's presentations in each venue as well as her thoughts just before and after each event.

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