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 did Cassandra and Rachel Twymon do in Chapter 27?

2. Who became pregnant, in Chapter 21, and had her baby placed for adoption?

3. Who pressured the Methunion Manor to accept applicants and rent its commercial space?

4. Where was Billy McGoff's class trip supposed to bring them?

5. Whom does Chapter 23 says attended Powder Keg meetings regularly?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Joan Diver's son assigned to, in Chapter 18?

3. Who was Cardinal Cushing, according to Chapter 20?

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

5. What statement did the Cardinal make that caused an uproar?

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

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

8. What happened to Rachel's sons, Richard and George, as well as her daughter Rachel?

9. What did Cassandra and other students do?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Boston School Committee rejected the report that showed there was a racial imbalance in the Boston schools. Discuss what the state study showed, the reasons behind segregation, and examine de facto segregation. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Lukas focuses on the politics of the time, particularly in regards to the Kennedy family, who were extremely influential in Boston. Students should examine the influence that the Kennedy family had on Boston at the time and discuss the significance of Lukas's decision to include this in Common Ground. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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