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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 did Angela Davis spend her time in London with?

2. What ultimately came of the demands that interrupted the trial?

3. What was Angela Davis's relationship with Rap Brown?

4. Where did Angela Davis want to be tried?

5. What concession did Angela Davis's lawyers win at the arraignment hearing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the relationship between different black liberation organizations when Angela Davis returned to California?

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

3. How did Angela Davis's lawyers arrange to get Davis out of solitary confinement?

4. What did Angela Davis and her legal team learn about the Soledad Brothers during her trial?

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

6. Describe Angela Davis's experience in London on her way back to America.

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

8. What political activity did Angela Davis get involved in almost as soon as she returned to the U.S.?

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

10. What was Angela Davis's philosophy for winning race equality?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research the rest of Davis's life after the period covered in the memoir. How was she consistent with her early self? Was she ever inconsistent with herself? How did she change and grow over the course of her life? How did she remain the same?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What were the primary reasons for resistance to the Civil Rights movement in America? Who were the primary parties resisting the integration of blacks into equal treatment in society? What were these people's fears, and what did they stand to lose by integration?

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