Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Test | Final 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. The kids with what percentage or better averages were occasionally taken on field trips organized by their teachers?

2. Who cooked the school lunches in the new cafeteria at the Weedpatch School?

3. What was the name of Leo Hart's wife?

4. What did the Okie children refer to the dust storms they'd escaped from when telling about them in Chapter Five: Mr. Hart?

5. Walls at the Weedpatch School would collapse from what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What made progress slow with the Okie children of the Weedpatch School? How did the teachers cope?

2. What practical skills were taught alongside traditional academia to the children at the Weedpatch School?

3. What had led to Leo Hart's obtaining an education degree? How was he injured from the war?

4. What nontraditional responsibilities were the children of the Weedpatch School given?

5. What were the buildings renovated into for the Weedpatch School?

6. What story is related of Joyce Foster at the Weedpatch School?

7. How many children initially enrolled in the Weedpatch School? Who did Hart seek to teach there?

8. What challenges did the Okie children of the Weedpatch School face in their education?

9. What did the Okie parents think of the transformation of their children at the Weedpatch School? Why?

10. What rewards were offered the children at the Weedpatch School who excelled academically?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the federal programs installed during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency in hopes of reestablishing the economy after the Great Depression. What programs were instilled to assist the migrant Okie population?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the disease and health problems which the Okies suffered following their migration west. What food did the Okies survive on? How did this cause health issues?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how the idealism the Okies felt toward California reflects similar images that immigrants see America as today. How does this idealistic image evolve?

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