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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. Who lets Raymond borrow a carriage?
2. In his dream Raymond sees his father inside of what?
3. Who inspires the story Magpie tells in Chapter 3?
4. Who does the father in Magpie's story want the baby dragon to fight?
5. Who wants to let the other dragons have what they want from the mountain?
Short Essay Questions
1. What story does Raymond's father tell?
2. In Chapter 3, why were Paley's students nervous and what did they do because of their nervousness?
3. What happens when Raymond and his friends arrive at the bottom of the mountain?
4. How are the dragons encouraged to to explore the world?
5. What story does Magpie tell at the Corporal's prompting?
6. What story, inspired by Raymond, does Magpie tell in Chapter 3?
7. How do blueberry bushes help rescue Raymond and his father from the cage?
8. When Beatrice finds out that students still think Raymond is mean after he tries to be nice, what advice does Beatrice give Raymond?
9. Why are the dragons confused when the awaken?
10. In Chapter 3, when Magpie ended his story inspired by Raymond, how did Raymond respond?
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 does the behavior of the girls against Raymond in Chapter 2 illustrate the behavior of students in the classroom, like Paley's class, and how does the girls behavior demonstrate the behavior Paley wants to discourage with her new play rule.
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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