Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High Test | Final 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. Which newspaper did the segregationists tell businesses to stop advertising in?

2. What idea did Melba become obsessed with in late January of the school year?

3. What was Melba stabbed in the back with?

4. Who said to Melba, "anger brings defeat"?

5. Who was kicked so hard that sitting down for two days was almost impossible?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mrs. Pickwick.

2. What were some of the special "days" that the segregationists came up with to harass the Little Rock Nine?

3. What were the changes that Melba observed in her fellow students integrating into the school as the harassment continued?

4. Melba felts lonely at school. Why?

5. What was President Eisenhower's response regarding Central High school integration and the mobs in Little Rock?

6. One day in October the attacks against the students were so severe that what happened?

7. At the end of 1957, the Associated Press compiled their top stories of the year. What was the number one story and where did the story about Little Rock integration fall?

8. What was the downside to newspapers running articles about the Little Rock Nine?

9. What items dear to Melba did she decide to give away at Thanksgiving?

10. Who participated in the heart-to-heart talk with hard core school segregationists? Did the talk help?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

School integration isn't as volatile an issue any more. Choose to write about other types of segregration present in schools today or whether racism against African Americans is still an issue that needs attention. Be certain to support your essay with facts.

Essay Topic 2

As the story concluded, the author stated that her time at Central High School taught her that we are all one. Describe what she means by this statement.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter Nine, Melba wrote in her diary that it was her turn to carry the banner. What does this mean and what did it mean about the person Melba was becoming.?

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