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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 does the father in Magpie's story want the baby dragon to fight?
2. Who makes a welcome home sign for Raymond's father?
3. After Raymond cries out in frustration and tells his story, who tells Raymond they are his friend?
4. Once the new rule was imposed, what did Paley get rid of in her classroom?
5. Whose cry awakens the dragons?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are the dragons encouraged to to explore the world?
2. What does Raymond reveal about himself in Chapter 4?
3. Why did some of Paley's student's reference Raymond from the imaginary story in the beginning of Chapter 3?
4. Why are the dragons confused when the awaken?
5. How did Paley's students perceive fairness in Chapter 4?
6. What story, inspired by Raymond, does Magpie tell in Chapter 3?
7. What happened when Paley visited third graders in Chapter 4?
8. How did Paley respond to her students/ concerns in Chapter 3?
9. What story does Magpie tell at the Corporal's prompting?
10. How was Lisa affected by the imposition of the new rule?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Paley's students perception of the new play rule as "protection" in Chapter 4? Protection from what? Also discuss how these students view the fairness or lack thereof of the new play rule. Be specific, citing examples from the entire book.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the symbolism of the blueberry bush leading the dragons out of the fog in Chapter 4 in relation to Paley's using the new rule and complementing story to help her students learn to include rather than exclude during play.
Essay Topic 3
How effective is the Magpie story initiated by Paley, in Chapter 1, in engaging students in a dialogue about the rejection in play, and helping them connect with others so they feel a need to use Paley's new rule? Specifically discuss how several of the students change and/or remain the same after hearing the story and the surrounding discussions.
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