Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Test | Final Test - Hard

Jerry Stanley
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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. What was the President of the School Board's reaction when Hart informed him he was removing the Okie children from the public schools?

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

3. One obstacle facing Mr. Hart was the fact that many of the Okie children were what?

4. What was the official name of the Weedpatch School?

5. What type of airplane did the Weedpatch School have?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What donations did Leo Hart acquire for the Weedpatch School? From whom?

3. When did Leo Hart first meet with the students and teachers of the Weedpatch School? Where?

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

5. What were some of the obstacles facing Leo Hart in his attempts to help the Okie children?

6. Where did Leo Hart obtain land for the Weedpatch School? How much did it cost?

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 incidents of vandalism thwarted the Weedpatch School?

10. What resistance did Hart meet with the Kern County community? What did the citizens think of Mr. Hart?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the lives of the Okies in the Okievilles versus their situation in the Weedpatch and other federally funded camps. How much did it cost a family to stay at a migrant camp? What was life on the camp like?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the figure of Leo Hart, including childhood, education, war service, injury, marriage, children, and career. How did Hart come to meet the Okies?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Mother Road, and the hazards that the Okie families faced during this route. What protection did the Okies have from climate elements? What floods were encountered along the way?

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