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. How many children did Joseph McKechnie have?

2. What did Colin and his wife want to do in the South End, according to Chapter 11?

3. What position was Louise Day Hicks elected to in the spring of 1961?

4. Whom did the Jenkins family migrate to Nova Scotia with?

5. When did Owen Kirk move to Roodstown, according to Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened on July 4?

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

3. Who was Danny McGoff?

4. Who was the Jenkins family, according to Chapter 5?

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

6. Which of Alice McGoff's family members immigrated to Boston, returned to Ireland, and then went back to Boston?

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

8. What did Rachel help found after moving to Methunion Manor?

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

10. What does the Epilogue of Common Ground focus on?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Students should examine how the riots after the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination were handled and discuss why the mayor's office decided to put it in the hands of African American leaders, examining the benefits and drawbacks of the decision. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Rachel became involved in her church, including the founding of Methunion Manor, the Black Economic Development Program, and even proposed a shopping center for African American owned businesses. Students should discuss the difficulties with Methunion Manor and the shopping center, as well as examine what solutions were proposed to overcome the problems. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

South End underwent urban revitalization and was considered desirable for young professionals, but later became more dangerous with higher crime. Students should examine the changes that the South End area underwent and how these changes were viewed.

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