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African American History Final Exam Name: ________________________

Part I. Select 4 of the 6 essay questions. 10 points each- 40 points total.



You may use ½ a sheet of paper for notes on the exam. You Must write the exam in class- you may not write the exam in advance.


  1. In what ways were African civilizations highly advanced?

  2. Melba Patillo Beals in Warriors Don’t Cry faced great adversity in being one of the first African Americans to integrate in a Southern High School. If you were her parent, would you allow her to face these hardships? Use specific examples from the reading to support your answer.

  3. Using examples from the Race Exhibit and your Civil Rights interview, has the Civil Rights Movement achieved its goals? Why or why not?

  4. Compare and Contrast Washington and Dubois. Which perspective do you think might work best to obtain advancements for African Americans? Use specific examples and quotes from the class discussion and readings.

  5. How did the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance offer opportunities for African Americans?

  6. Describe the treatment slaves underwent during slavery. How did slaves overcome obstacles? What is the impact of slavery to today? You must use specific examples from the textbook, research about the Middle Passage, and the primary source interview.







Thesis (2 points)

Supporting Reasons (6 points)

Counterargument (2 points)

A

Clear thesis/ topic sentence with supporting opinions.

6 or more examples from class discussion/ readings to support your thesis

Restates opposing arguments in your own words with a clear reason for your position

B

Mostly clear thesis/ topic sentence with some supporting opinions

5 or more examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Explains opposing arguments with a clear reason for your position

C

Somewhat clear thesis/ topic sentence with a few supporting opinions

4 or more examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Little explanation of opposing arguments with few reasons for position

F

Unclear/ no thesis/ with little to support your opinion

3 or fewer examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Little explanation of opposing arguments with no clear reasons

Part II. Identify the significance of the following people/ places/ events. 10 points total.




1. Thurgood Marshall

4. Emmett Till


7. Little Rock 9


2. Brown Case


5. Jena 6


8. Jim Crow


3. Bronson Case

6. Ida B. Wells


9. Langston Hughes


10. Zora Neale Hurston






___ Overall: 50 points 45-50 A 40-44 B 35-40 C 30-34- D under 30


Brown vs. Board of Education
African American History Exam Name: _______________________

___ 1. case which forced integration of schools A. Atlanta 5

B. Bronson

___2. legal segregation of the South C. Langston Hughes

D. Little Rock 9

___3. first African American Supreme Court Justice E. A. Phillip Randolph

F. Jim Crow

___ 4. Cincinnati court case against segregated schools G.Thurgood Marshall H. Bronson

I. Fannie Lou Hamer

___ 5. first African Americans to attend school J. Shorty

in segregated Arkansas town K. Tuskegee Airmen

L. sit-in

___6. African American fighter pilots in WWII M. John F. Kennedy

N. Literacy Tests O. Marcus Garvey

___ 7. recent controversy in a town over a noose P. Helen Hunt

and the punishment for black youths Q. Jena 6

___ 8. Famous poet from the Harlem Renaissance R. Brown

___ 1. Why did Ida B. Wells accomplish?



  1. she wrote newspaper articles condemning lynching

  2. was the first black woman to join a union

  3. she opened up Northern restaurants for all races

  4. a lawyer who helped win the Brown vs. Board of Education case

___ 2. Why did Emmett Till’s mother want an open casket for her son’s funeral?



  1. because she did not have enough money to buy a casket

  2. she wanted the world to see the effects of brutal racism

  3. she was interested in preserving her own African burial rights

  4. she was worried about money and was given $10,000 by Jet magazine

African American History Exam Name: _______________________

__R_ 1. case which forced integration of schools A. Atlanta 5

B. Bronson

__F_2. legal segregation of the South C. Langston Hughes

D. Little Rock 9

__G_3. first African American Supreme Court Justice E. A. Phillip Randolph

F. Jim Crow

__B_ 4. Cincinnati court case against segregated schools G.Thurgood Marshall H. Bronson

I. Fannie Lou Hamer

__D_ 5. first African Americans to attend school J. Shorty

in segregated Arkansas town K. Tuskegee Airmen

L. sit-in

_K__6. African American fighter pilots in WWII M. John F. Kennedy

N. Literacy Tests O. Marcus Garvey

_Q__ 7. recent controversy in a town over a noose P. Helen Hunt

and the punishment for black youths Q. Jena 6

__C_ 8. Famous poet from the Harlem Renaissance R. Brown

__A_ 1. Why did Ida B. Wells accomplish?



  1. she wrote newspaper articles condemning lynching

  2. was the first black woman to join a union

  1. she opened up Northern restaurants for all races

  2. a lawyer who helped win the Brown vs. Board of Education case

__D_ 2. Why did Emmett Till’s mother want an open casket for her son’s funeral?



  1. because she did not have enough money to buy a casket

  2. she wanted the world to see the effects of brutal racism

  3. she was interested in preserving her own African burial rights

  4. she was worried about money and was given $10,000 by Jet magazine

d. black males could vote, slavery outlawed, equal protection under the law

African American History Exam Name: ____Key________________

__E._ 1. organized the 1st March on Washington A. Bobby Seale

B. Marva Collins

__F._ 2. legal segregation of the South C. Langston Hughes

D. Little Rock 9

__N._ 3. prevent black people from voting E. A. Phillip Randolph

F. Jim Crow

__C._ 4. writer from the Harlem Renaiisance- G. Mary McCloud Bethune wrote “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” H. Elijah Muhammad

I. Fannie Lou Hamer

__D_ 5. first African Americans to attend school J. Shorty

in segregated Arkansas town K. Tuskegee 7

L. sit-in

__I_ 6. helped organize voter registration drive in M. John F. Kennedy

Mississippi N. Literacy Tests

O. Marcus Garvey

__H_ 7. Nation of Islam leader P. Helen Hunt

Q. Don Imus

__R_ 8. Led slave rebellion R. Nat Turner
__L_ 9. Push for desegregation of lunch counters
__O_ 10. Organized “Back to Africa” Movement

World Problems Final Exam Name: ________________________


Part I. Select 4 of the 6 essay questions. 10 points each- 40 points total.

You may use ½ a sheet of paper for notes on the exam. You Must write the exam in class- you may not write the exam in advance.


1. In what ways were African civilizations highly advanced?

  1. Melba Patillo Beals in Warriors Don’t Cry faced great adversity in being one of the first African Americans to integrate in a Southern High School. If you were her parent, would you allow her to face these hardships? Use specific examples from the reading to support your answer.

  2. Using examples from Civil Rights interview, has the Civil Rights Movement achieved its goals? Why or why not?

  3. Compare and Contrast Washington and Dubois. Which perspective do you think might work best to obtain advancements for African Americans? Use specific examples and quotes from the class discussion and readings.

  4. How did African Americans resist slavery?







Thesis (3 points)

Supporting Reasons (5 points)

Counterargument (2 points)

A

Clear thesis/ topic sentence with supporting opinions.

6 or more examples from class discussion/ readings to support your thesis

Restates opposing arguments in your own words with a clear reason for your position

B

Mostly clear thesis/ topic sentence with some supporting opinions

5 or more examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Explains opposing arguments with a clear reason for your position

C

Somewhat clear thesis/ topic sentence with a few supporting opinions

4 or more examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Little explanation of opposing arguments with few reasons for position

F

Unclear/ no thesis/ with little to support your opinion

Fewer than 2 examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Little explanation of opposing arguments with no clear reasons

African civilizations were highly developed. Many scientists believe that the first humans (named “Lucy”) came from Africa. Africans were the first to use stone tools. An ancient civilization many societies in Europe followed was Egypt. Egyptians gave significant power to women who could hold public office and even own slaves. Some tried to discount the power of Africans. For instance, many Europeans who were racist tried to portray Egyptians as “whites” who were not really African. In fact, Egyptians were Africans and traded with fellow Africans both goods and culture. Another way Africa is highly developed is the system of trade which was developed. Ghana, Mali and Songhai were highly developed societies with governments that were able to collect taxes and provide services to the people. An important African leader was Mansa Musa who traveled all the way from West Africa to Mecca. Many from Asia were amazed at how wealthy the African civilizations were.


I would not put my child through the agony Melba Patillo Beals faced when a part of integrating Little Rock’s Central High. She had to have a military escort to school each day. Children faced with this type of constant attack could have damage done to them for the rest of their lives. Secondly, her grandma had to stand guard with a gun outside her house. This armed protection stopped her from having any kind of a “normal” childhood. She was attacked not only from whites, but from blacks as well. One African American lady asked her why she was causing so much trouble. This attack from within would have been extremely difficult for a child to withstand. Despite these dangers, Melba Patillo Beals did go through with the integration. She made her own decision to put herself on the list to desegregate. She faced constant danger such as the time she was going home and a white man tried to rape her because he did not want “her kind” in the white schools. Her parents were overcharged at the grocery store. Her grandma highly valued education by the way she pushed her mom to obtain a graduate degree. If Melba Patillo Beals did not stand up for herself, others may not have had the same opportunities for education. Seeing the video Little Rock Central High, although it is not equal between blacks and whites, at least everyone has the opportunity to attend. Although integration is necessary, I don’t think I could live to see my child suffer for the wrongs done by others.

World Problems Exam Name: ___________________________

Part I. Select 4 of the 5 essay questions. 10 points each- 40 points total.

You may use ½ a sheet of paper for notes on the exam. You Must write the exam in class- you may not write the exam in advance.


1. One of Ishmael Beah’s objectives in A Long Way Gone was to show the beauty of the people in Africa. In your opinion, does he achieve this objective? Use examples from the book.


2. Describe some of the historical events that happened in Iran before, during and after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. What are some of the current issues with the present Iranian government? How should the Obama administration best deal with Iran?
3. What is the best way to deal with reducing the spread of AIDS in Africa? Using the AIDS articles we read in class, which position do you support? What counterarguments might be stated against this position? Why do you think your position is the best to approach this problem?
4. In Three Cups of Tea, what is Greg Mortenson’s approach to fight against terrorism? Do you think this is a good approach to this problem? Why or why not? Use specific examples from the reading.
5. Within the past year, the United States has undergone a severe recession. In what ways do you think this recession might impact you? How do you think your generation will compare to the generation born during the Great Depression.





Thesis (2 points)

Supporting Reasons (6 points)

Counterargument (2 points)

A

Clear thesis/ topic sentence with supporting opinions.

6 or more examples from class discussion/ readings to support your thesis

Restates 2 opposing arguments in your own words with a clear reason for your position

B

Mostly clear thesis/ topic sentence with some supporting opinions

5 or more examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Explains 2 opposing arguments with a clear reason for your position

C

Somewhat clear thesis/ topic sentence with a few supporting opinions

4 or more examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Little explanation of 1-2 opposing arguments with few reasons for position

F

Unclear/ no thesis/ with little to support your opinion

3 or fewer examples from class discussions/ readings to support your thesis

Little explanation of opposing arguments with no clear reasons

Mapwork- Turn to the back of this page.

Part II. Mapwork - Identify 25 countries of the world on a blank map.
You must identify the following 10 countries and an additional 15. (25 total)
Sierra Leone

Iran


Iraq

India


China

South Africa

Afghanistan

Pakistan


Sudan

Israel
+ 15 more. Any additional countries will be .5 extra credit.

(Over)

Part II. Identify a person/ event/ term. 10 points each.


1. Janjaweed

2. Sunni


3. Shiite

4. Kurds


5. genocide

6. brown brown

7. ngo

8. Mecca


9. Hamas

10. Kim Jung Il


___ Overall: 50 points
45-50 A 40-44 B 35-40 C 30-34- D under 30


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