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 4, Lisa wanted who to like her more than Mary Louise?

2. Who pushes the baby dragon into a battle?

3. Back in the imaginary story, who promises not to be a stowaway?

4. In Chapter 3 we find that Paley has delayed talking to which students about the new rule?

5. Who is sad about the baby dragon being gone away in the sky?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 3, why were Paley's students nervous and what did they do because of their nervousness?

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

5. In Chapter 3, when Magpie ended his story inspired by Raymond, how did Raymond respond?

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

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

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

9. Why did some of Paley's student's reference Raymond from the imaginary story in the beginning of Chapter 3?

10. What story does Raymond's father tell?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the symbolism of the blueberry bush leading the dragons out of the fog in Chapter 4 in relation to Paley's using the new rule and complementing story to help her students learn to include rather than exclude during play.

Essay Topic 2

How does Prince Kareem's character in the imaginary story compare and contrast to Paley's role in her classroom in regards to children at play?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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