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. When Magpie asks Raymond's father what he wants, what does Raymond's father request?

2. Who was sad that the new class would already have the new play rule in place?

3. Back in the imaginary story, who reveals running away from home?

4. Who does the emperor decree is the only one who can bring him blueberries?

5. Besides Magpie, who wants to accompany Raymond to rescue his father?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 3, when Raymond announces he wants to play pretend, who joins him?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to Chapter 3, who is exempt from the new rule? Why is this person exempt? Should this person be exempt? How does this exemption affect the success of the new rule?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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