POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS EXAM STUDY GUIDE
The exam will consist of the following:
- 10 identification questions: you will be provided with a definition and expected to identify the term being described
- 2 essay questions
- 6 multiple choice questions
Although you will be expected to complete the exam on your own, you will be provided with all of the items you will be expected to know in advance. All you have to do is prepare.
Study Tip #1
Be able to define the following terms:
Study Tip #2
Be prepared to answer the following questions:
- Define how the chronically homeless are oppressed. Then identify at least one individual and systemic cause of this oppression. Analyze the strengths and limitations of the solution(s) proposed by government and non-government organizations. Conclude by specifying what action(s) you believe should be taken to reduce the number of people who are chronically homeless in America and support your opinion with information from classroom discussions, documents used in class, service experiences, and outside research. Your response should include an introduction (with a thesis statement), body, and conclusion.
Hint: Incorporate information from The Glass Castle, "Million Dollar Murray," God Bless the Child, the guest speaker, and/or classroom notes and resources to support your answer. This question will be assessed using this rubric.
- Throughout this unit you were provided with multiple opportunities to practice engaged citizenship. Identify and explain the three levels of civic engagement that citizens can practice to address issues in their community. Then, identify which action(s) you took in response to the issues of poverty and homelessness over the last month and reflect on the level(s) of civic engagement you achieved.
Hint: Refer back to the Shelter Seekers and Levels of Civic Engagement lesson to get ideas for what you can still do to fulfill the requirements of this question. This question will be assessed using this rubric.
Study Tip #3
Be prepared to demonstrate your capacity to read and comprehend complex literary texts by closely reading vignettes from The Glass Castle. Like the quiz, you will be asked to do work that shows your abilities to cite text evidence, analyze an author's meaning and tone, and draw connections between the text and classroom conversations.