All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Carol B. Stack
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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. Why did those in the Flats need cooperative support?

2. How many assistants did Stack have helping her with her study?

3. Who wrote the book "Method and Measurement in Sociology"?

4. According to Stack, what do most studies of black families compare themselves to?

5. According to Stack's findings, at what age do most blacks no longer have most of their original teeth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Stack feel that it was important to find average citizens of the Flats to study?

2. How do people in the Flats involve others in their daily lives?

3. What was Stack's first year in the Flats like?

4. What were the causes that the black community was fighting for?

5. What is day-to-day life like in the Jackson household?

6. What types of things do those in the Flats swap?

7. What is the Jackson families' economic situation like?

8. What types of people did Stack focus her study on?

9. How do those in the Flats cope with the lack of privacy?

10. How did Stack define family in the Flats?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss what Stack says about how "pigeonholing" black families into white ideals affects how they are viewed? Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from "All Our Kin" discuss whether it is possible for those in the Flats to change their society from within.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss what Stack says about the stereotypes that were placed on blacks. Use examples from the book.

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