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. After Raymond cries out in frustration and tells his story, who tells Raymond they are his friend?

2. In Chapter 4 what surprises the dragons when they wake up?

3. Who does Raymond distrust when he wants to pretend play?

4. Who tells Raymond to do bad things on purpose?

5. Who initially did not pick Lisa to be a part of her story?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why is Beatrice annoyed after the rescue?

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

7. How did Paley respond to her students/ concerns in Chapter 3?

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

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

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, 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 2

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 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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