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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 Weedpatch School was located just south of what California city?
2. Who headed the mob which burned down an Okie migrant camp near the Kern River in Chapter Five: Mr. Hart?
3. Who taught History and Math at the Weedpatch School?
4. Who was the leader of his fellow students when three carloads of local high school boys drove onto the Weedpatch School grounds, harassing and threatening the Okie students?
5. How many acres of land next to the Weedpatch Camp was Mr. Hart allowed to lease for his school?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are examples of the generosity of the administration and faculty at the Weedpatch School?
2. What resistance did Hart meet with the Kern County community? What did the citizens think of Mr. Hart?
3. What were some of the obstacles facing Leo Hart in his attempts to help the Okie children?
4. What donations did Leo Hart acquire for the Weedpatch School? From whom?
5. Who taught at the Weedpatch School? What did the instructors teach?
6. When did Leo Hart first meet with the students and teachers of the Weedpatch School? Where?
7. What did the Okie parents think of the transformation of their children at the Weedpatch School? Why?
8. What made progress slow with the Okie children of the Weedpatch School? How did the teachers cope?
9. What was the community reaction when Mr. Hart decided to create a school for the Okie children?
10. How did Leo Hart come to meet the children of the Weedpatch Camp? What did he learn from them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the impact of the excess of farm workers arriving in California during the period. How were farm wages affected? How was the national economy impacted?
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
Describe the geographical region of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Where is it centered and what states are included in the region? What is the climate like?
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