Weekly Quizzes (Scroll Down for Reading Questions)

Each quiz will have 10 Matching Questions derived from class lectures & discussions, along with two-to-four short-answer questions addressed to the reading.

1-To prepare for the matching portion, after class, go over your notes from lecture and discussion-what people, ideas, and concepts are MOST important? Make a list and you will develop a great study guide for these 10 questions. What Matching terms would you use in putting together a quiz? Below are some sample Matching Questions from past classes:

1. Juanenos

2. Pablo Tac

3. Richard Henry Dana

4. Antonio Maria Osio

5. Padrinos/ Padrinas

6. vagrancy laws

7. "gente de Razon"

8. "Digger" Indians

______first mission Indian to write account of his experiences

______pejorative term for California's Indian population

______Acegchemem (Acjachemem)

______Californio bureaucrat, landownder, & writer

______those who considered themselves to be "pure blood" Spanish

______godparents assigned at baptism, to teach converted

______"Two Before the Mast," Yankee Trader

______means of securing a labor force

2-The short answer reading questions will come directly from class themes, study questions, and discussions.

3-These Quizzes each will reflect two classes--the previous Thursday and the following Tuesday, because they will be given every Thursday.

#1/ 20 July

1/ 10 Matching Questions from Class,see example above (20 pts)

2/ You will have TWO of the following short-answer questions (30 pts): See questions below, our study questions--except the eyewitness travel book and statistical atlas.

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Reading

  1. Pacific El Dorado, Chapters 1 & 2 (Native & Spanish California):  Chpt 1/ What adjectives would you attach to Native Californians?  Find 3-4 examples from the reading that best reveal the nature of life in Native California--How did Anthropologist Alfred Kroeber interpret the lives of Native Californians early in the century?  (and use film)  Who were some of the first "voyagers" to come to the region that becomes California?                                                        Chpt 2/Who were some of the first European explorers in California, when did they explore, and what was their impact on the land?  Consider these specific explorers, how do they reveal the European mindset and desires/ designs in their New World?   (you can build an argument by beginning with specifics--which is what you will do with your papers, or you can begin with your argument, look for examples to substantiate it--adjusting it as you gather together your examples)
  2. Eyewitness Travel, California: 1-62.    What themes do the authors emphasize as most defining of California?  For each era discussed--"Early California," "The Colonial Period," etc., list one or two examples you find MOST defining of the era--why?
  3. Fradkin Introduction (all) and Deserts, pp. 1-10 (emailed, from The Seven States of California)--and I will put this on Moodle as well. What is Fradkin's approach, and what is his thesis about California's desert?
  4. "Land and People" from Walker & Lodha, Atlas of California, Chapter 1: For EACH of these Maps and Sections--"Land and Nature," "Public Lands and Parks," "Colonialism and Native Californians," "Population," "Immigration," and "Unauthorized Immigration"--Read over the paragraphs, study the maps, and then write a paragraph or two in your own words summarizing the MOST important points and evidence for them as seen in the statistical profiles.  You want to emerge from this reading with some very usable and thoughtful information about California.  Do you agree with these statistical profiles?  What questions do they raise?
  5. Bauer, We Were All Like Migrant Workers, pp. 1-30: How did the lives of northern California tribes change after American takeover?  Be sure to address the lives of these peoples before European contact, and then the actions and impact of the Americans after the Gold Rush.  Answer the question with an argument, and for each point of your argument, be sure to include reading examples.

#2/ 27 July

1/ 10 Matching Questions from Class,see example above (20 pts)

2/ You will have TWO of the following short-answer questions (30 pts):

#3/ 3 August

1/ 10 Matching Questions from Class,see example above (20 pts)

2/ You will have TWO of the following short-answer questions (30 pts):

#4/ 10 August

1/ 10 Matching Questions from Class,see example above (20 pts)

2/ You will have TWO of the following short-answer questions (30 pts):

#5/ 17 August

1/ 10 Matching Questions from Class,see example above (20 pts)

2/ You will have TWO of the following short-answer questions (30 pts):