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. Who called for police when a group threatened to burn Alva's house?
(a) A concerned neighbor.
(b) Alva's husband.
(c) A retired officer.
(d) An undercover officer.

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

3. What was the community successful in doing in 1975, according to Chapter 15?
(a) Ousting Mayor White.
(b) Having Colin Diver fired.
(c) Keeping Charlestown High School from being a magnet.
(d) Re-segregating the school.

4. Who did Lisa McGoff befriend at an adventure-challenge camp?
(a) White supremacists.
(b) Black social workers.
(c) Rachel Twymon.
(d) Black students from Roxbury.

5. What prison sentence did Rachel's son Frederick get?
(a) 3 years.
(b) 15 to 20 years.
(c) 8 months.
(d) 2.5 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Billy McGoff's class trip supposed to bring them?

2. Who did the Powder Keg group start to contact after being unsatisfied with the treatment received from city hall and the courts?

3. What did Danny join against his mother's will?

4. How many jobs were Alva and her husband working?

5. Which of Rachel's children was put on probation after being arrested?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened to Rachel's sons, Richard and George, as well as her daughter Rachel?

3. Who received the Democratic Presidential nomination, according to Chapter 28?

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

5. What did Colin begin to wonder?

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

7. What did Cassandra and other students do?

8. What did Alice McGoff oppose, in Chapter 23?

9. What did Rachel's church start, in Chapter 21, and who pressured Methunion?

10. What did Rachel institute?

(see the answer keys)

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