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 happened to Alva and her family when they settled in the Dorchester section of Boston?
(a) They crashed their car.
(b) Rocks were thrown at their windows.
(c) They had their first child.
(d) A welcome party.

2. Where was Billy McGoff's class trip supposed to bring them?
(a) Boston, England.
(b) York, England.
(c) Paris, France.
(d) Dublin, Ireland.

3. Why was United Way targeted by protesters, according to Chapter 19?
(a) It was financing black organizations.
(b) It was financing segregation politicians.
(c) It had contributed to financing the busing.
(d) It was laying off workers.

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) White students would get a better education.
(d) Desegregation was a bad thing.

5. Who became pregnant, in Chapter 21, and had her baby placed for adoption?
(a) Joan.
(b) Sophia Cover.
(c) Rachel's daughter Rachel.
(d) Cassandra.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened when African-American kids qualified for sport teams?

2. What did Joan Diver become actively involved with, in Chapter 18?

3. What did Rachel's church start, in Chapter 21?

4. Who called for police when a group threatened to burn Alva's house?

5. What happened to Ted Landsmark, in Chapter 17?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Lisa McGoff decide and what changed her mind?

3. What did Cassandra and other students do?

4. Who was Cardinal Cushing, according to Chapter 20?

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

6. What did Danny try to get his mother out of?

7. What did Alice do to avoid busing, in Chapter 15?

8. What was Lisa McGoff having nightmares of, in Chapter 26?

9. What did parents of Bancroft students do together?

10. Where was Alice McGoff working, at the start of Chapter 19?

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