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

Carol B. Stack
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is another term for welfare?

2. Where did Stack meet the girl that introduced her to the families in the Flats?

3. How were those who claimed to be the black leaders of the Flats viewed in their community?

4. What type of people did researchers establish contact with?

5. What affects a person's perception?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to residents of the Flats, what is a grandparental right?

2. How do people in the Flats feel about sacrificing what they have for their kin?

3. According to Stack, what is involved in the process of biculturation?

4. How did bias affect Stack's study?

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

6. According to Stack, how do those in the Flats view marriage?

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

8. How did most researchers find the subjects that they studied?

9. According to Stack, How do relationships with kin complicate relationships with boyfriends or girlfriends?

10. How were nicknames developed in the Flats?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Why did Stack feel that it was important to develop contacts in the community on her own and not go through middlemen?

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from the book discuss how mainstream culture prevents those in the Flats from getting ahead.

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