Book Test: Coming Of Age In Mississippi

Question 1

Traditionally, history is presented from a “top-down” perspective. That is, we see history through the eyes of the victors – leaders, the famous, the wealthy, the movers and shakers, etc. However, Coming of Age presents history from the “bottom-up” — from the common man’s point of view. Give three (3) differences between the two points-of-views showing how the textbook teaches you about the Civil Rights Movement, its leaders, its groups, its events, etc. and how Anne Moody discusses the same or similar events, groups, and leaders.   For example, how does the textbook (chapters 22-25) discusses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NAACP, CORE, Medgar Evers, SNCC, March on Washington, sit-ins, demonstrations, etc. versus how Moody relates them? (130 points)

Question 2

Describe how each of the following people positively influenced the life of Anne Moody: The Clairbornes, the Johnsons, Mrs. Burke, and Wayne Burke. (40)

Book test:

Coming of Age in Mississippi. The test is composed of two essay questions: a long one of at least 600 words and a short one of at least 300 words. Answers that do not meet the minimum word length will not be graded. (There is no maximum word length.) Your essays must be written entirely in your own words -no quotes from the “Coming of Age” bookorany other book. The use of any other research sources other than the book itself and text is prohibited. Any evidence of plagiarism will result in a zero for the test. (170points)

Question 1

Traditionally, history is presented from a “top-down” perspective. That is, we see history through the eyes of the victors – leaders, the famous, the wealthy, the movers and shakers, etc. However, Coming of Age presents history from the “bottom-up” — from the common man’s point of view. Give three (3) differences between the two points-of-views showing how the textbook teaches you about the Civil Rights Movement, its leaders, its groups, its events, etc. and how Anne Moody discusses the same or similar events, groups, and leaders.   For example, how does the textbook (chapters 22-25) discusses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NAACP, CORE, Medgar Evers, SNCC, March on Washington, sit-ins, demonstrations, etc. versus how Moody relates them? (130 points)

Question 2

Describe how each of the following people positively influenced the life of Anne Moody: The Clairbornes, the Johnsons, Mrs. Burke, and Wayne Burke. (40)