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. In Chapter 3, Raymond wants to pretend he is a what?

2. What does Beatrice become to get near the cage holding Raymond and his father?

3. In Chapter three, which one of Paley's student's now thinks the new rule would be unfair because they want their own friends?

4. Whose cry awakens the dragons?

5. In Magpie's story in Chapter 3, there are how many dragons in the land?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What story does Magpie tell at the Corporal's prompting?

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

4. Why did problems arise with the new play rule and story telling?

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

6. What story, inspired by Raymond, does Magpie tell in Chapter 3?

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

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

9. In Chapter 3, after trying to be nice to other students in his School why does Raymond cry out for Magpie?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How effective is the Magpie story initiated by Paley, in Chapter 1, in engaging students in a dialogue about the rejection in play, and helping them connect with others so they feel a need to use Paley's new rule? Specifically discuss how several of the students change and/or remain the same after hearing the story and the surrounding discussions.

Essay Topic 2

Lisa had been fairly supportive of the new play rule. In Chapter 3 Lisa's perceptions about the new rule changed. Discuss Lisa's perception about the new rule and how it has evolved into what it is in Chapter 3. (Use insights from previous chapters to support your responses.)

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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