Essay Topic 1
The Rockefellers emigrated from Europe.
Part 1) Describe the Rockefeller family prior to John D.'s birth. How is this information important?
Part 2) How does John D.'s upbringing impact his life? How does he compare to his parents and siblings?
Part 3) Could John D.'s future as a great businessman and the wealthiest man on the planet have been predicted from looking at his family? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
John D. Rockefeller's father was often a vagabond.
Part 1) Describe William Avery Rockefeller. How does his behavior affect his family? What lessons does John D. learn from his father?
Part 2) What might Bill think about his actions and his relationship with his family? Use the text to support your response.
Part 3) Are you surprised at John D.'s success as a businessman and father, considering his upbringing? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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