A People's History of the United States Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A People's History of the United States Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. Where was Malcolm X born?

2. The title of Chapter 17 comes from a line of the poem “Harlem” written by whom?

3. Who was the most important leader in the Knights of Labor?

4. During what years did Gerald Ford serve as President of the United States?

5. What is the title of Chapter 14?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the position of women in society in the 1960s in Chapter 19?

2. How does the author describe the beginning of the feminist movement in Chapter 19?

3. What were the “Pentagon Papers”? How did these documents come to light?

4. What were the reasons for the period of American imperialism that began in the 1890s? Chapter 12?

5. What does Howard Zinn criticize about the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam in Chapter 18?

6. What literary figures does Howard Zinn laud for their activism during American imperialism in Chapter 13?

7. How had public opinion of the government changed by the 1970s, according to the author in Chapter 20?

8. How does Zinn characterize the atmosphere of rebellion during the period of American imperialism in Chapter 13?

9. When did the My Lai Massacre take place? How is this event described in Chapter 18?

10. What argument does Howard Zinn make regarding the governmental reforms against racial discrimination in Chapter 17?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss Nathaniel Bacon and the Bacon Rebellion. What were the causes of the rebellion? How many settlers, Native Americans, and African slaves were killed in the rebellion? How did the aftermath of the rebellion impact governance in the colonies and the relationship between the colonists and the British crown?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the causes and effects of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. What policy changes were enacted as a result of the movement? When did desegregation take place? What contributions to the movement were made by Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, the Communist Party, the Congress of Racial Equality, the Freedom Riders, and the Black Panther Party?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the different methods employed by labor unions, political parties, and advocacy groups during the nineteenth century in order to evoke change. What methods were most effective? What methods of protest are still used today? Why?

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