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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. Who called for police when a group threatened to burn Alva's house?
2. What comment did the Cardinal make that caused an uproar?
3. What happened to the applicants requesting commercial space at the Methunion Manor?
4. Who did Danny McGoff watch from a corner, according to Chapter 15?
5. Who appeared in Charleston and faced deep resentment, according to Chapter 15?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was published on the front page of the newspaper on October 9, 1975?
2. What did Alice do to avoid busing, in Chapter 15?
3. What did Rachel see at the meeting she attended, in Chapter 16?
4. What happened by the end of the year, according to Chapter 17?
5. What happened at the newspaper company building on October 7, 1974, in Chapter 24?
6. What happened on July 4?
7. Who was Cardinal Cushing, according to Chapter 20?
8. What was going on with Cassandra Twymon at school, in Chapter 27?
9. What did Rachel's church start, in Chapter 21, and who pressured Methunion?
10. What did Alice McGoff oppose, in Chapter 23?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the draft for the Vietnam War and how it affected Colin Diver in Common Ground. Students should focus on how men avoided the draft and thoughts of the public on the Vietnam War. Use the text to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 2
Lukas emphasizes the genealogy of the families he covers in Common Ground. Students should discuss the importance of genealogy in Common Ground and why Lukas thought it was significant or influential on the individuals and families. 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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