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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. For whom did Ben Colin work?
2. Whom did Colin Diver speak to concerning his interest in working for the city of Boston?
3. When did Fanny Walker relocate to Boston?
4. What was Frederick's daughter's name?
5. What did Rachel have trouble finding, at the start of Chapter 12?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to Rachel Twymon, in Chapter 2?
2. Why was Colin impressed with South End in Chapter 11?
3. Who was informed of the King assassination, at the start of Chapter 4?
4. What projects did Colin work on, in Chapter 13, and how did Colin compare himself with the Boston mayor?
5. What did Hiran do to his name?
6. Where does Alice McGoff's family come from, according to Chapter 6?
7. When did Rachel first meet King?
8. Which of Alice McGoff's family members immigrated to Boston, returned to Ireland, and then went back to Boston?
9. What did Rachel Twymon do in August 1967, according to Chapter 12?
10. What happened to Rachel?
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
The Boston Globe was attacked two times and soon after, published a story about the rape of a Caucasian girl by five African American youths. Students should examine the impact of the Boston Globe on the local community and how the Boston Globe changed as a result of the attacks. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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