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 was Louise Day Hicks known to be?

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

3. Why did Alice McGoff lose her income?

4. How old was Bernard Kirk when his mother and sister died?

5. Why was Heywood Twymon jailed several times?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was published on the front page of the newspaper on October 9, 1975?

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

3. What happened with the trip to Boston, in Chapter 17?

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

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

6. What did Colin begin to wonder?

7. What did Colin do after he left his position at the mayor's office?

8. What was the decision released on June 21, 1974?

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

10. When did Rachel first meet King?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The Boston School Committee rejected the report that showed there was a racial imbalance in the Boston schools. Discuss what the state study showed, the reasons behind segregation, and examine de facto segregation. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

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