Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age Test | Final Test - Hard

Kevin Boyle
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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. Toms stated that the men must have been looking for which of the following?

2. Who joined Toms on the side of the prosecution?

3. Which of the following causes the attorneys to argue?

4. What is the issue with hiring the high profile attorneys?

5. What was the name of the person who was killed on Garland Avenue?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened after the shootings on Garland Avenue?

2. How did the men explain their presence at the Sweets' house?

3. What was one topic on which many of the people at the scene could not agree?

4. List the date and names of all parties involved in opening day of the Sweet trial.

5. Where did Sweet and Gladys travel after he was released? What was the purpose?

6. Who was Weldon Johnson?

7. What was the assistant prosecutor's angle when presented the Sweet case to a judge in a pre-trial hearing?

8. What is the crux of Toms' case?

9. What was agreed upon by the court and the defense?

10. Relay Henry's story regarding the incident on Garland Avenue.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write how you think the Sweet trial would be handled in today's court system. How would the approach change? Would the case receive national media attention like the Sweet's case? Would the case require the intervention of the NAACP and high powered attorneys? State reasons for your opinions, using as many facts as possible.

Essay Topic 2

The Sweets were held in jail without bail or the ability to have visitors. Examine if either of those things infringed on any of their civil rights. Also examine the purpose and use of Miranda rights during an arrest.

Essay Topic 3

Write your own version of the first trial from the point of view of Gladys Sweet. Include as many details as possible, in and out of the courtroom.

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