Reading Quizzes (What questions would you ask?)

Quiz #4/ 5 December 2017 Tuesday

Question #1: Text 27, 28, 29, 30; Amusing Ourselves to Death (2/3rds-to page 124)

1-(Amusing Ourselves to Death, Part 1): What is Postman's thesis, and how does he use "Typographic America" as an illustration?

2-(Amusing Ourselves to Death, Part II-to p. 125): What is the "Age of Show Business" and how is it affecting Americans?

Question #1: Text 27, 28, 29, 30; Race Beat, and Readings from Parting the Waters:

1-(Race Beat, 17 & 18: Ole Miss & Wallace and King): To what extent does the building of the Civil Rights' Movement change politics?

2-(Race Beat, 19-"Defiance" & 20-"Killing Season"; and Branch, "Moses in McComb" from Parting the Waters): In what ways does the Civil Rights' Movement become violent, and why?

3-(Race Beat, 21-"Freedom Summer," 22-"Selma, 23-"Beyond;" and Taylor Branch "Freedom Rides" from Parting the Waters): In what ways does the Civil Rights' Movement expand, and

Quiz #3

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

1-What does the struggle for birth control in the depression ridden thirties tell us about medicine and the health care of women?  Explain with examples.  (Tone)

2-Isabelle Wilkerson in the Warmth of Many Suns quotes Richard Wright on the South and the black migration:  "This was the culture from which I sprang, This was the terror from which I fled."  How do his words reflect the experiences of blacks migrating out of the South in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s?  (Wilkerson Introduction and Epilogue, Additional Reading)

3-Henretta Chapter 23 (Great Depression & New Deal):  Identify what you find to be the TOP, THREE-MOST SIGNIFICANT THEMES about the Great Depression and the New Deal.

4-Henretta Chapter 24 & 25 (WWII & Cold War):  Identify what you find to be the TOP, FOUR-MOST SIGNIFICANT THEMES of WWII and the Cold War (2 each).

5-Henretta Chapter 26 (Triumph of the Middle Class):  Identify what you find to be the TOP, THREE-MOST SIGNIFICANT THEMES characterizing the American Middle Class in the post war era.

Question #2:  (Race Beat, 1-269) You will be asked ONE of the following:
1-What was the role of the press in the Civil Rights' Movement, and what was the "astonishing ignorance"?  (Chapter 1)

2-Who was Harry Ashmore, and how did he bring change to the nature of press coverage in the South--how had events and life in the South been covered by the press previous to the Civil Rights' Movement?  (Chapters 2, 3, 4)

3-How did events transform the national coverage of events in the South?  (Chapters 5, 6, 7)

4-Where did "massive and passive" resistance meet?

5-Civil Rights' events in Alabama, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Albany transformed the movement as well as the press.  What were FIVE of these major events significant to the transformation of the press (and movement) between Alabama, Little Rock, and Albany (Georgia)?  (Chapters 9-16)

Quiz #2/

QUESTION #1:  You will be asked ONE of the following, so prepare them all.  
Address the circled document below and write a couple paragraphs.  In the first locate the document
in time and place by explaining "what" it is, who wrote/ produced it, when, where, etc.  Next, using 
specific examples in the document, explain why you think it is significant.

1-Henry George on Progress and Poverty
2-NY Tenement Museum Online
3-Choose ONE:  Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, or Harrison


QUESTION #2:  You will be asked ONE of the following, so prepare them all.  Answer with abt. two paragraphs--one to
answer the question, and the other to expand and discuss examples from the reading itself in support of your argument.

1-In Murder of the Century, what was the impact of the Press on the trial itself--how did the coverage affect the judicial 
process?
 
2-Based on your reading, what do you think is the main role of the press in 1890s U.S.?

 

Quiz #1/

Come to class with Five Matching Questions, as illustrated below, taken from your CLASS NOTES (10 pts). You will be expected to write down FIVE TERMS from class and their correlating answers, as below. (closed notes)

1. Fourteenth Amendment

2. Fifteenth Amendment

3. Dawes Severalty Act

4. Alice Fletcher

5. Blanche Bruce
_____first African American elected to the Senate, from Mississippi, for a full term

_____ reformer who helped divide up Nez Pierce land in accordance with federal law

_____all citizens have a right to the "due process" of the law, guaranteed by the federal government

_____federal law that subdivided native communal lands into individual plots in an effort to assimilate Indians

_____guaranteed suffrage for black men

Generally speaking, for quizzes, your answers should be roughly TWO PARAGRAPHS. One paragraph to directly answer the question, in your own words, and the other paragraph to illustrate your answer with particular examples from the reading. You will have ONE Question for each section, a total of two questions.

Question #1: Horwitz on the South & Stegner on the West (20 pts)

1-What was Wallace Stegner's connection to the West; what is Tony Horwitz connection to the South? How do they define them, what are two characteristics of these regions that they emphasize? To what extent do you think their connections to these regions affect the way in which they understand them? Use examples. (I will ask you about one, the South or the West)

2-According to Branch, in the wake of the Civil War there were two African American churches in Montgomery, Alabama. Why was this, and what does the establishment of these churches reveal about black communities during the Reconstruction Era? What values are most important to these communities, according to Branch?

3-What does Tony Horwitz' Confederates in the Attic reveal about the impact of the memory of the Civil War on the contemporary South?

Question #2: Industrialization (20 pts)

1-According to the first third of Collins, what is the real role of the late nineteenth century newspaper reporter in "Newspaper" New York? How do they get their stories, and what is their most important goals? Answer the question and give examples.

5 points extra credit if you can identify the states discussed in the Branch, Horwitz, Stegner, Stowell, and Collins writings--and there may be more than one state per author--identify the state by putting the author's name on it (or them). For example, you can write "Collins" on New York.