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. Raymond tries to help a girl put what on her doll?

2. What do Raymond, Beatrice, Annabella and Alexandra all do together in Chapter 3?

3. What does Beatrice become to get near the cage holding Raymond and his father?

4. Who trains the baby dragon in Magpie's story?

5. Whose cry awakens the dragons?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is Beatrice annoyed after the rescue?

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

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

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

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

9. What happened when Paley visited third graders in Chapter 4?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 1 Paley talked about friendship and play. She also discussed connections between play exclusion strengthening with age. Discuss both general conclusions and how they may/may not affect Paley's goal to eliminate this social practice in her classroom.

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

What parallels can be drawn between Paley's imposition of the new play rule in Chapter 3, and Raymond's attempts in the imaginary story to be nice?

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