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 5 say about Quinnie having many of?

2. How did Colin Diver avoid the draft?

3. When did Arthur Garrity become a judge?

4. What does Chapter 12 say about Colin and the Boston mayor?

5. What degree(s) did Louise Day Hicks have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Colin Diver, according to Chapter 1 of Common Ground?

2. Where does Alice McGoff's family come from, according to Chapter 6?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What happened to Rachel Twymon, in Chapter 2?

10. Who was Dr. John McKechnie, according to Chapter 7?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Boycotts and sit-ins over the busing situation put students' educations in jeopardy. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the boycotting and how the situation was resolved. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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