Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Test | Final Test - Hard

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Passengers were often faced with what group?

2. How were some landlords punished?

3. In what year was the failed Irish rebellion?

4. In which month was the report released?

5. Which town was evicted just before Christmas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many acts mentioned in the book. List each act that was passed and introduced by the British government, its purpose and overall effect for the British and Irish.

Essay Topic 2

The author follows the lives of several of the Irish, including Diarmuid O'Donovan Rossa. List all of the details about Rossa, including his family and involvement with agriculture during the famine. What became of Rossa?

Essay Topic 3

Young Ireland was a group of people rebelling against the unfairness of the British government. Explain how the group formed and when. Who was in charge? What were the group's strong points? What were the group's detriments? How might the group have been more effective?

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