Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families Test | Final 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 school did Cassandra receive her degree from?

2. What was Alice unable to afford, according to Chapter 23?

3. What happened on October 7, 1974, at the Boston Globe, according to Chapter 24?

4. What was the community successful in doing in 1975, according to Chapter 15?

5. Where were Colin and Joan coming back from, at the start of Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who received the Democratic Presidential nomination, according to Chapter 28?

2. What happened at the newspaper company building on October 7, 1974, in Chapter 24?

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

4. What did Medeiros do for Texas?

5. What was the invisible line, as discussed in Chapter 25?

6. What was Lisa McGoff having nightmares of, in Chapter 26?

7. What did Rachel institute?

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

9. What did Rachel's church start, in Chapter 21, and who pressured Methunion?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Students should examine how the riots after the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination were handled and discuss why the mayor's office decided to put it in the hands of African American leaders, examining the benefits and drawbacks of the decision. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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