Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Taylor Branch
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of King's lawyer?

2. Where is Medgar Evans shot?

3. What does a man fracture when he falls over in a scuffle?

4. Which country's prime minister sends an official protest at the use of fire hoses?

5. What kind of animal attacks Moses?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Look at the structure of the book.

1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's ideas?

2) Examine the way Branch uses other people in the story to express her ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Why have the police been accused of racism in the past? Have the police shown a similar attitude to poor people and minorities in general or has their attitude been particularly bad towards the blacks? How have the police force tried to combat racism?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following and examine how they helped to bridge the racial gap.

1) Freedom Riders.

2) Sit-ins

3) President Kennedy.

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