The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is Rosalie also known as?

2. Where does Moses set up his offices?

3. Where does Moses secure the release of federal lands?

4. What does Moses replace when he becomes Parks Commissioner?

5. What is Moses able to do for the first time in his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Depression affect New York City?

2. How is the older Moses contradicting his younger self in Part 4, Chapter 24?

3. What does the Bureau of Municipal Research do?

4. How does Moses ensure that his park cannot be accessed by poor people?

5. How does Moses manage to reestablish his dream to develop Long Island parks?

6. Describe Robert Moses's time at Yale.

7. How does Part 4, Chapter 21 show how Moses holds grudges?

8. How did New York and its people benefit from the Roaring Twenties?

9. How does Moses use the Tribrough Act to benefit himself?

10. What is Progressivism?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Moses' relationship with the following people:

1) Franklin Roosevelt

2) Nelson Rockefeller

3) Alfred Smith

Essay Topic 2

Examine the influence of the following people on New York City:

1) Franklin Roosevelt

2) Nelson Rockefeller

3) Alfred. E. Smith

Essay Topic 3

Examine Caro's point of view.

1) How does Caro present Moses in his book?

2) In what can Moses claim that Caro's point of view was unfair and some of the information he presented was unsubstantiated?

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