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Assignment 1 US HISTORY

Graded Assignment

Unit Test, Part 2: Entering the Modern Era

Complete this teacher-scored portion of the Unit Test and submit it to your teacher by the due date for full credit.

Select one of the essay questions below to answer.

(20 points)


John D. Rockefeller said, “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” Entrepreneurs in the late 1800s took Rockefeller’s advice to heart and broke new ground, especially in steel, banking, and Rockefeller’s own oil industry. Write a well-constructed essay that describes the business techniques and innovations the industrialists of the late 1800s used to achieve success.


The nineteenth century could be called the railroad era. Crews made up largely of immigrants completed the first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, opening a nationwide transportation network that had a tremendous impact on business, agriculture, and labor. Write an essay describing the impact of the railroads on other businesses and why the government attempted to regulate the railroads.



Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism Unit Test, Part 2

Answer the questions fully, using examples from the reading selections to support your answers. You may refer to your Journeys anthology to answer these questions. When you are finished, submit this assignment to your teacher by the due date for full credit.

Total score: ____ of 55 points

(Score for Question 1: ___ of 15 points)

  1. Consider both Hamlin Garland’s “The Return of a Private” and Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” as works of regionalist fiction. In a response of at least two paragraphs, compare and contrast these stories as examples of regionalism. How are they similar? How are they different? Be sure to include specific details and examples from both stories in your response.


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(Score for Question 2: ___ of 15 points)

  1. What tenets of realism are evident in Zitkala-Sa’s “The School Days of an Indian Girl”? How does Zitkala-Sa’s realistic representation of her experiences affect readers?


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(Score for Question 3: ___ of 25 points)

  1. Prior to this test, you read “There Was Crimson Clash of War” by Stephen Crane. What happens in this poem? What is the theme or central message conveyed by the work? Do you think this work should be categorized as an example of literary realism or naturalism or both? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your response.


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Type your name and the date at the top of this page. Type or paste your draft into this document. Be sure that your draft is double-spaced, 12 point Times new Roman font. Save the file as AML_S1_09.04_Critical_Skills_Practice_FirstInitial_LastName.doc.

Example: AML_S1_09.04_Critical_Skills_Practice_M_Smith.doc

Total score: ____ of 50 points

Read the prompt below. Consider your position on the issue. Then write an essay response. You have 30 minutes to complete this assignment. Your assignment will be graded based on the Persuasive Prompt Grading Rubric. The rubric can be found in your Unit Resources.


It is not uncommon for the evening news to talk about the local, state, or national budget. Controlling finances is an important issue for governments at many levels. Families also must control their finances. Some families create budgets that they stick to carefully, recording all outgoing and incoming money so that they never spend more than they bring in. Other families keep at least a mental count of where their finances stand. But what about young people—people your age?


Should young people be required by parents to have a budget and stick to it? Plan and write a response in which you state and explain your position on this issue. Be sure to provide support for your stand in the form of sound reasoning and relevant examples.


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Semester Test, Part 2

The semester test has two parts. Part 1 has 45 online, computer-scored questions. Part 2 has 3 offline, teacher-scored questions. Complete the offline portion of the Semester Test now. Read each question carefully. Answer in the space provided.

When you finish, submit it to the teacher. Remember: You need to complete both parts of the test by the due date to receive full credit.

Total score: ____ of 40 points

(Score for Question 1: ___ of 10 points)

  1. Over the course of the semester, you have seen how literature can be used for a variety of purposes. Now select one text from this semester that was written to explain to its audience how communities can survive in a new land, a second text written to contribute to the creation of a new nation, and a third text written to help develop a national literature. Then briefly explain how each text you chose serves its purpose.


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(Score for Question 2: ___ of 10 points)

  1. In America, the movement known as romanticism took two forms: Bright Romanticism, or Transcendentalism, and Dark Romanticism. How is Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, from which you read an excerpt, a good example of a Bright Romantic work? How is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “The Birthmark” a good example of Dark Romanticism? Refer to specific details from the works as you respond.


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(Score for Question 3: ___ of 20 points)

  1. Nick Carraway is readers’ guide through the events of The Great Gatsby. In some ways, he is a good guide, and readers benefit from hearing his observations. In others, he is a faulty guide. Analyze the pros and cons of Nick’s narration. Cite specific examples from the novel in your response.


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