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 13 say about Colin's expectations of what government could and couldn't do in the area of social justice?

2. When did Colin Diver graduate?

3. Where did Colin live in Chapter 11?

4. Where did Alice McGoff work according to Chapter 3?

5. What does Chapter 13 say about Colin's ambition?

Short Essay Questions

1. When did Rachel first meet King?

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

3. Who did Ralph Hoaglund, founder of CVS, and others work for?

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

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

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

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

8. Why was Colin impressed with South End in Chapter 11?

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

10. Where were conditions worse for Rachel Twymon's children?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Louise Day Hicks was well known for her dealings with school segregation and even claimed that Boston schools were not segregated. Discuss who Louise Day Hicks was and her involvement in the Boston School Committee. Examine popular opinion of Louise Day Hicks during the 1960s and conclude whether people's opinions of her were true. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Compare the families discussed in Common Ground and discuss the issues each family experienced during the 1960s. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Project 76 was at Charlestown High, but the senior trip was canceled because of a teacher gambling away the money. Students actually believed that the reason was busing. Examine the ramifications of the truth not being revealed, for the students, teachers, and the community as a whole. Use the text to support your discussion.

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