Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age Test | 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. In which county did the slave owner settle?

2. In what month did the Sweets return to the U.S.?

3. How many guns did the Sweets have when they moved into the new house?

4. How much did Sweet invest in the pharmacy?

5. How old was Sweet when he left Florida?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the real estate situation in Detroit at the time?

2. Explain the Sweets' choice to send their son to Wilberforce University.

3. How was the face of Detroit's population changing at that time?

4. Describe briefly the election debacle involving the KKK.

5. Describe the actions of the Waterworks Park Improvement Association regarding real estate.

6. Name the people with which Sweet formed a professional relationship.

7. Describe the celebration upon the Sweets' arrival in the new home.

8. What is causing the rapid expansion of Detroit?

9. What kind of protection do the Sweets use to ward off any attackers?

10. How did Sweet spend his first months in Detroit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss police involvement in the Detroit. How did the police react to racial violence? Were the police true to the law or were their actions biased? If the actions were biased, in what way were they biased and by whom? How could the blacks know if the police were on their side? What might have been done to ensure that the police were on hand to protect and serve?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Detroit in 1925. Include the social, political, economical and criminal atmospheres. Also discuss the city's culture at that time, including music and other entertainment.

Essay Topic 3

Some of the racially aggressive groups in Detroit in the 1920s include the Ku Klux Klan, Regulators, and Whitecappers. Describe each group, its intents and purposes as well as its violent and non-violent activities.

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