Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice 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. How did Claudette finish high school?

2. How many blacks rode the buses on the morning of December 5th?

3. How did Claudette feel when she went on the stand?

4. What did the first three plaintiffs testify to when Gray presented them?

5. Why did Gray put Claudette last on the stand?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Martin Luther King see on December 5th? What was held to commemorate it?

2. How did the segregationists fight the bus boycott?

3. What happened to Rosa Parks when she was arrested and why did this make the black community angry?

4. What did Claudette do when she returned to Montgomery?

5. What did Claudette feel about her new home, how long did she stay and why did she leave?

6. When did Claudette speak to the students at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama? What did Claudette do in 1957?

7. Why was Claudette considered a bad choice to be the "poster person" for a bus boycott? What did she say about her problem?

8. How long did the judges take with their decision and what was Mayor Gayle's response?

9. When was Claudette's baby born, what was his name and what did she do while waiting for the lawsuit?

10. Who were the judges on Claudette's court case?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Do you think racism still exists in the United States? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss in dept several things that you can do in your own life to help stop prejudice against any group of people. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. According to the hate crime law any person harming another person and the primary motivation is prejudice or hatred that crime is more serious than the same act against a person that does not have that motivation. Do you think this is a good law? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Claudette was most curious about how whites came to rule them. She was taught that whites thought they were a special race, but she did not believe it.

1. Do you think the history blacks learned in school was the truth about how whites came to "rule" them? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. What changes do you think it makes to black children's lives now that black history is taught in schools? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. What evidence do you think Claudette saw in her life to make her believe that whites were not a special race? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Claudette told no one of her past. She watched Rosa Parks' fame grow and wondered if anyone remembered her. But in 1975, a Birmingham newspaper reporter, Frank Sikora, contacted her after doing library research. He wrote a story about her, and then several more stories were written after that.

1. How would you feel and what would you do if you were in Claudette's shoes? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Why do you think it is important that Frank Sikora did a story on Claudette? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Defend Rosa Parks actions giving logical reasons for her to do what she did. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

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