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. Who encourages the dragons to explore the world?

2. Who asks to drink some water to save the baby dragon?

3. Who wants to let the other dragons have what they want from the mountain?

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

5. Who finds Raymond and the others together in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What story does Raymond's father tell?

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

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

8. What happens when Raymond and his friends arrive at the bottom of the mountain?

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

10. How do blueberry bushes help rescue Raymond and his father from the cage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Chapter 1, Angelo said that what is going on with play in the classroom is like what is going on where Magpie lives. How does Angelo seem to come to this conclusion and is it accurate based on details provided in this part of the book?

Essay Topic 3

How does or could Paley's new rule resolve or prevent certain issues that arise in the imaginary story? Cite several specific examples and provide supporting details.

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