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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. Who was Mary Louise Smith?
2. Who did Claudette meet at Rosa Parks' home one evening?
3. What did Claudette want to do after reading about Harriet Tubman?
4. What made Claudette angry when she would go to downtown Montgomery?
5. Where did blacks have to sit on the bus?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Claudette change under Nesbitt's mentoring and what did she read that made her what to help the black people?
2. What idea was beginning to grow and why hadn't it been done yet?
3. Where and when did Claudette grow up and what law affected her life and why?
4. With whom did Claudette go to live when she was a baby and what did she call them?
5. What happened to a black man named Brooks on a bus in Montgomery?
6. What did the police officers say to Claudette in the patrol car?
7. Where was Claudette taken by the officers and what did she do?
8. What did Claudette face in the legal system and what did her family do to help her?
9. How did the bus drivers enforce the rules and what happened if a black person stood up to the driver?
10. How did many blacks feel about integration in the schools and how did Claudette feel about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The summer of 1952, Delphine came down with polio, and it also hit a number of other black boys and girls. Her parents didn't allow her to see Delphine in her condition. Claudette did not see her until she was dead. Claudette then started to question everything about God because she didn't understand why God would take Delphine away.
1. Do you think questioning beliefs about God is a normal reaction for a teenager whose sister has died? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Discuss the irony of the fact of segregation and prejudice when it was a black woman, Henrietta Lacks, whose cells provided the basis for the polio vaccine. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. How do you think Delphine's death helped motivate Claudette to become an activist? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Claudette felt alone and hurt by Rosa Parks' accomplishments and the way the black community rallied around her. But she had to worry about other things, like being ostracized and kicked out of school and about how she would take care of her baby.
1. Why do you think Claudette felt alone and hurt? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think unwed pregnant teenagers should be kicked out of school? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you think people didn't help Claudette with the baby because they thought it was wrong for her to get pregnant or because they just didn't think about it? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Gray met with Claudette's family after the event and took notes and urged the family to consider the hazard of contesting the charges. She would be challenging Jim Crow and could suffer violence. Claudette did not hesitate and the Colvins would not back down.
1. Discuss the Jim Crow laws in relationship to Claudette's life. This may require research. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Claudette did not hesitate in her decision to challenge Jim Crow. Discuss why Claudette could be considered a heroine. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss the types of violence Claudette and her family might be facing for challenging the system. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
This section contains 1,105 words
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