Reading Quizzes (What questions would you ask?)

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.