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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. With whom did Claudette develop a connection to?
2. Why did the person do that to Claudette?
3. What else could Gray appeal constitutionally?
4. How did the youth group of the NAACP change to become better attended?
5. What did the community do for Claudette?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Claudette's mother find out where she was and who did she bring with her?
2. What happened to Claudette in the black community following her incident and how did some feel about it?
3. What did people think of Claudette, what made her curious about the whites and what was she taught about the whites?
4. What idea was beginning to grow and why hadn't it been done yet?
5. What happened with Jeremiah Reeves that angered the black community?
6. What did Nesbitt teach Claudette about black history?
7. Who was Claudette's lawyer, what did he do for her defense and what were the charges?
8. How did Claudette feel on the way home, what did her family fear and what did their Reverend say about the incident?
9. How did Claudette's appeal end up?
10. What happened when the lawyer, Nixon, called Rosa Parks about Claudette?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Claudette had been hidden away and forgotten, if for no other reason than that she had become pregnant out of wedlock and was therefore not only a disgrace to the black community but no longer even close to a suitable face for the movement.
1. Do you think a person is even more of a heroine or hero when she/he does not receive any recognition for an act of bravery? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think the fact that Claudette became pregnant out of wedlock in any way negates the courage of her actions? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you think an unwed mother would be seen differently in the present than in Claudette's younger years? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Claudette wanted an integrated world and thought that with whites at schools, the school would get more money. Nesbitt taught Claudette about black history, that blacks had a culture before then. There were many blacks who did not want integration at school, however.
1. Before school integration school districts in segregated communities claimed the schools were "separate but equal". Discuss this idea in light of the fact that the more money in a school district the better the school and with blacks usually working low paying jobs the black school districts had less money to spend on their schools. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you agree or disagree with Claudette's thought that if schools were integrated her school would get more money? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think black people would be opposed to integration in schools? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
The Mayor and city commissioners of Montgomery testified that segregation laws were required for city order. But Judge Rives replied that one cannot command one person to give up their Constitutional rights so that others won't commit a crime.
1. Give the reasons you think the segregation laws were required for city order. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. What do you think Judge Rives meant by his statement about Constitutional rights? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss the irony of the fact that although the white segregationist say that segregation is needed for city order it is those same segregationist who cause the disorder with their prejudice. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
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