Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families Test | Final Test - Medium

J. Anthony Lukas
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What job was Rachel's sister able to get, according to Chapter 25?
(a) Camera operator.
(b) Radar operator.
(c) Store manager.
(d) Computer operator.

2. Who came to Alva and her husband's assistance after the attacks against them?
(a) The R.U.N. organization.
(b) The S.C.A.R.E. organization.
(c) The I.D.D. organization.
(d) The H.E.L.P. organization.

3. What meeting did Alice McGoff start to attend, according to Chapter 15?
(a) Meetings of the school board.
(b) Meetings to fight the busing.
(c) Meetings of the segretation movement.
(d) Meetings of the city council.

4. What did Bob Murphy make clear when he became headmaster?
(a) Blacks would not be forced out of school.
(b) Segregation was his goal.
(c) Desegregation was a bad thing.
(d) White students would get a better education.

5. What did the Kiernan Commission decide, according to Chapter 20?
(a) Boston mayor commited perjury.
(b) Boston schools were not racially imbalanced.
(c) Boston's busing was illegal.
(d) Boston schools were racially imbalanced.

Short Answer Questions

1. What project was Billy McGoff active in, according to Chapter 17?

2. Why was United Way targeted by protesters, according to Chapter 19?

3. What position was Boston's Mayor, Kevin White, offered in Chapter 28?

4. Who was Cardinal Medeiros's predecessor?

5. What did the Powder Keg group oppose, in Chapter 23?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Cassandra and other students do?

2. What did Rachel see at the meeting she attended, in Chapter 16?

3. What was the invisible line, as discussed in Chapter 25?

4. What happened by the end of the year, according to Chapter 17?

5. What was going on with Cassandra Twymon at school, in Chapter 27?

6. What happened on July 4?

7. What did Rachel institute?

8. What happened at the newspaper company building on October 7, 1974, in Chapter 24?

9. What strained the relationship between Mayor Kevin White and the Kennedy family?

10. What difference was there between Alice and her family and friends?

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