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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. Whom did the press compare Angela Davis to in coverage of the trial?

2. What did Angela Davis say about Jonathan Jackson in her opening statement?

3. How did the LA police try to incite conflict after Martin Luther King's assassination?

4. What status did Angela Davis obtain in order to get out of solitary confinement?

5. Where was Angela Davis booked into jail in California?

Short Essay Questions

1. What caused the change in venue for Angela Davis's trial?

2. What were Angela Davis's feelings about the Black Power group and other black movements in England?

3. What were the three charges against Angela Davis, and what were the three verdicts?

4. Describe the conditions when Angela Davis arrived in the Santa Clara jail.

5. Who was Gregory Clark, and what influence did he have on Angela Davis's life?

6. Describe the genesis of the book Angela Davis wrote from prison.

7. What did the prosecution build its case against Angela Davis on?

8. What happened that allowed Angela Davis to be set free on bail?

9. What role did Angela Davis play in the Black Panthers Political Party?

10. Describe Angela Davis's legal defense team.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How were black American Communists different from other Communists around the world? How were their goals similar? How were they opposed? How was the Civil Rights movement irreconcilable with the Communists' goals?

Essay Topic 2

Black discourse and use of dialect and non-standard English has established a wide range of possible voices for black thinkers, activists, and artists. Where did Angela Davis position herself in her autobiography? What audience did she want to reach by taking the stance she did?

Essay Topic 3

How have forms of political activism changed since the "war on terror" started after the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks in 2001? Would the Civil Rights movement have taken place differently today?

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