H271 Spring 2013 Quizzes

Quiz #4: 5/4 April

Gene Roberts & Hank Klibanoff, The Race Beat, pp. 1-125; 395-407 (on Moodle)

Question #1: You will be asked ONE of the following:

1. Why was Gunnar Myrdal in the South in the 1940s, and what was the "astonishing ignorance"? (Chpt. 1)

2. What were the two enduring standards for the black press set by Freedom's Journal? Explain. (Chpt. 2)

3. During the WWII years, and up through Truman's election, what was the nature of the southern press? (Chp. 3)

4. Who was Harry Ashmore, and what was his impact on shaping "the biggest news action around"? (Chpt. 4)

Question #2: You will be asked ONE of the following:

5. What was the impact of the Brown decision on the South? Explain.

6. What was the "race beat" and who covered it most? Sum up their coverage? (Chpt. 6)

7. What was the impact of the Emmett Till trial on the Civil Rights Movement? Explain. (Chpt. 7)

8. Where did "Massive" and "Passive" Resistance meet? (Chpt. 8)


Question #2:

Quiz #3: 20 April

1. Andrea Tone on Birth Control

2. Wilkerson on Great Migration pp. 1-180; 527-538

3. Andrea Tone on Cold War Anxiety

4. Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters, pp. 272-311; 451-491; 452-523 (Quickening; Summer of Freedom Rides; Moses in McComb, King in Kansas City on Moodle)

Quiz #2: 2 March


Please study over your lecture notes and come to class with FIVE MATCHING QUESTIONS, as illustrated on the first quiz. The purpose of this is to help you study over your class notes, and from them, to devise a list of significant identifications (people, events, patterns, etc)-As listed below for our first quiz.

There are a few places where the reading is cut off, just ignore this-

2-QUESTION TWO: Robert Caro, 1-54; 55-135

You will have one question from the following list below. Please answer the question directly, then give some examples to illustrate your point that reflect your reading of the chapters. I will look for your overall answer and examples in grading your answers.

A. Introduction: Wait Until the Evening: What kind of person was Robert Moses, and how was he significant?

B. (The Idealist) Line of Succession: Who were his parents, and how was his life influenced by them and his family

C. Robert Moses at Yale: What did Moses learn at Yale?

D. Home Away from Home: How did Oxford influence Moses, in the words of Caro, "for the rest of his life"?

E. (The Reformer) Burning: What was the political context for ABC and the Bureau of Municipal Research in restructuring government and choosing Moses to Municipal Civil Service Commission?

F. Age of Optimism: What does Moses accomplish with the Civil Service Commisison, and what does he learn?

G. (Rise to Power) Curriculum Changes: How did Belle Moskowitz influence Moses, in what ways was he her "apt student", and to what extent were they successful in reforming government?

H. Change of Major: How did Al Smith influence Moses, and to what extent did Moses remain a practical politician among idealistic reformers?

3-QUESTION THREE: Documents-Henry George, Westside Tenements, Presidents-Hayes, Garfield, Cleveland, Harrison.

Henry George: What is George's interpretation of capitalism?

Westside Tenements: What three adjectives best describe the Westside Tenements?

Hayes: Sum up Hayes' overall message to Americans, what does he want to accomplish?

Garfield: Sum up his overall message to Americans, what does he want to accomplish?

Cleveland: Sum up his overall message to Americans, what does he want to accomplish?

Harrison: Sum up his overall message to Americans, what does he want to accomplish?


Quiz One: Class and Reading up through Week Three: 9 February

1-QUESTION ONE: FIVE MATCHING QUESTIONS FROM CLASS (as will you will find on exams) I usually provide you with the
answers to the right, by the lines so that you simply put the number in the correct place. But this time I would like you to write your own descriptions for each of these Identifications below. These will be the questions on the text, and I will provide you with the answers to the right, but you will be better prepared if you write out definitions before.

You should go over your class notes and make a list of important people, events, and concepts. Study them over, write paragraph descriptions, and you will be ready for the Midterms.

Identification Best Definition
1. Fifteenth Amendment
2. Thirteenth Amendment
3. Fourteenth Amendment
4. Republican Party
5. Democratic Party

_2___ Slavery, or "involuntary servitude," is prohibited in the United States.

Regarding Reading Questions: You should answer them with two paragraphs, One paragraph to answer the question, using specific
examples, and another paragraph to discuss significance. This might vary some with different questions, but these are the two elements I look for--specific examples and significance.

What does Branch tell us here about the developing free black community after the Civil War? Choose two characteristics of the post Civil War South that you find important--explain them, with examples, and explain why they are important.

What two qualities do you find important characteristics of the South after reading Confederates in the Attic? Explain and give examples.

What two characteristics of the West do you find in Wallace Stegner's story of his youth? Explain them with examples, and then explain why you find them revealing of the West.

How do the urban streets reveal Gilded Age U.S.? Choose two characteristics of urban America at this time, explain them with
examples, and then their significance in revealing the nature of the growing cities.