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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 final verdict of the court on Claudette and the others' case?
2. Where was Claudette when the first symbolic bus rides were taken after the boycott ended?
3. How long did the three judges take to make their decision?
4. What kind of changes did black leaders want?
5. For what was Dr. King sentenced to one year of hard labor?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Claudette do when she returned to Montgomery?
2. What did Gray question Claudette about and what did the prosecutor try to do? How did Claudette do in court?
3. What was happening with the bus line by late January and how did the city leaders respond to that?
4. What did Claudette feel about her new home, how long did she stay and why did she leave?
5. How did the boycott protesters feel about the court's decision and why? What did the court begin to receive?
6. How long did the judges take with their decision and what was Mayor Gayle's response?
7. Why did Claudette leave school and why did she feel left out of the bus boycott movement?
8. When did Claudette speak to the students at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama? What did Claudette do in 1957?
9. Why was Claudette afraid after the boycott ended, who did she meet and what kind of help did she need but not receive?
10. What did Claudette do about the celebration?
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 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 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.
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