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 what surprises the dragons when they wake up?

2. Who admits to stealing food, and wants to return it?

3. Raymond tries to help a boy with what kind of work, in Chapter 3?

4. Who do Annabella and Alexandra want to be in pretend play with Raymond?

5. Who pushes the baby dragon into a battle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who arrives during Raymond's initiated pretend play and what does this person request?

2. When Beatrice finds out that students still think Raymond is mean after he tries to be nice, what advice does Beatrice give Raymond?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Chapter 4, Paley observes the evolving rule in relation to students learning democratic procedures; adapting the rule to cover story-telling; and no longer looking for loopholes. Discuss each of these results. How they came to be and how they affect the students and the rule itself. Citing details from previous chapters may be helpful.

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

Briefly explain Paley's findings from her inquiry for each grade level, 1st through 5th, then examine how Paley's students respond to these answers as Paley reports the responses back to them.

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