Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

J. Anthony Lukas
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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 does Chapter 12 say about Colin and the Boston mayor?

2. What does Chapter 11 say the South End once was?

3. What case was Judge Arthur Garrity assigned to, at the start of Chapter 14?

4. Who was informed of the assassination of Martin Luther King at the start of Chapter 4?

5. Where were the two people when Chapter 2 opens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Rachel Twymon become involved in, according to Chapter 8?

2. What does Chapter 9 of Common Ground begin with, and why is Louise Day Hicks significant?

3. What happened to Rachel?

4. In Chapter 14, what judge was assigned to the civil rights case, Morgan v Hennigan?

5. How did the Boston School Committee react to a case study?

6. Who was informed of the King assassination, at the start of Chapter 4?

7. What did Bernie Kirk feel about the Kennedy family?

8. What does Chapter 1 say Colin Diver was affected by?

9. Who lived at the Bunker Hill housing project, according to Chapter 3?

10. What formed in Charlestown during Alice McGoff's childhood, in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The book Common Ground focuses on the common threads of American families living in the area of Boston during the time following the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination. Examine the title of the book and discuss its purpose, relevance, and significance. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Choose two schools to compare the similarities and differences regarding the busing situation, including the students' reactions and reactions of the parents. Use the text to support your discussion and conclude which handled the mandatory busing policies in the most appropriate manner.

Essay Topic 3

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination had a considerable impact on the American people, especially the African American community. Discuss the impact of his assassination on the American people and why he was an influential person in American society. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

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