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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. In Chapter 4 what surprises the dragons when they wake up?
2. In Chapter 3, when Paley returned to the imaginary story Raymond is on his way where?
3. Who tells Raymond and friends to sleep at the foot of the mountain before waking early to climb?
4. What does Beatrice become to get near the cage holding Raymond and his father?
5. In Chapter 3 we find that Paley has delayed talking to which students about the new rule?
Short Essay Questions
1. What story does Raymond's father tell?
2. What does Raymond reveal about himself in Chapter 4?
3. How did Paley's students perceive fairness in Chapter 4?
4. Why did problems arise with the new play rule and story telling?
5. In Chapter 3, after trying to be nice to other students in his School why does Raymond cry out for Magpie?
6. What story, inspired by Raymond, does Magpie tell in Chapter 3?
7. Why did some of Paley's student's reference Raymond from the imaginary story in the beginning of Chapter 3?
8. In Chapter 3, why were Paley's students nervous and what did they do because of their nervousness?
9. Who arrives during Raymond's initiated pretend play and what does this person request?
10. What happens when Raymond and his friends arrive at the bottom of the mountain?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
What parallels can be drawn between Paley's imposition of the new play rule in Chapter 3, and Raymond's attempts in the imaginary story to be nice?
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