The U2 Written-Response Quiz Preview will cover assigned readings from Never Caught.

The U2 Written-Response Quiz Preview will cover assigned readings from Never Caught. Once you start the quiz, it will remain open for a 12 hour period; thus you have half a day to sit down, with the books, and answer the questions at a reasonable pace. However, you must compete the quiz in one sitting (you cannot close the quiz and exit D2L, then re-enter to complete it at a later time). The system will force-submit your exam after 12 hours, whether you have completed it or not.
Try to do the readings and formulate your answers ahead of time, so that you can simply paste them into the answer boxes provided in the quiz. The minimum word count for these question sets is 150 words each. Of course, 150 words is just a baseline, as I suspect it will take more than that to fully answer each question set. For these, you must also provide specific examples using quotes and citations from the text for written-response questions, using MLA in-line citations. Please also number your responses to all questions. If you have trouble accessing it, or if you encounter a technical problem will taking it, then contact me immediately and explain the problem.
NOTE: I WILL NOT GRADE RESPONSES THAT DO NOT PROPERLY QUOTE AND CITE FROM THE TEXT(S), DO NOT MEET THE MIN. WORD COUNT, OR ARE NOT NUMBERED TO CORRESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS ASKED.
From Dunbar’s Never Caught, ch. 5 & 6
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
Question Sets
Re-read chapter 5, “The Blacks in the Family,” in Dunbar’s Never Caught. Then answer the following set of questions:
Describe New York’s and especially Pennsylvania’s relationship to slavery. Why do the laws about slavery differ in these states considering these are both northern states? How does this change your view of what it means to be a northern versus southern state?
Min. 150 words (total), providing specific examples using quotes and citations from the text for both questions, using MLA in-line citation style. You must also number your responses to both questions.
What was Washington’s plan for circumventing this anti-slavery legislation in Philadelphia? Does this change your opinion of the first president of the United States, whose visage is etched into Mount Rushmore and printed on the dollar bill?
Min. 150 words (total), providing specific examples using quotes and citations from the text for both questions, using MLA in-line citation style. You must also number your responses to both questions.
Re-read chapters 6, “Life in Philadelphia,” in Dunbar’s Never Caught. Then answer the following set of questions:
Describe some of the free black leaders and the Free African Society in Philadelphia. What influence might they have had on Ona Judge? How did they influence not only her life trajectory, but also her mental and emotional mindset? What do you think life would have been like if she had not met these leaders?
Min. 150 words (total), providing specific examples using quotes and citations from the text for both questions, using MLA in-line citation style. You must also number your responses to both questions.
NOTE: I WILL NOT GRADE RESPONSES THAT DO NOT PROPERLY QUOTE AND CITE FROM THE TEXT(S), DO NOT MEET THE MIN. WORD COUNT, OR ARE NOT NUMBERED TO CORRESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS ASKED.
A Note on Citations
When you use MLA in-line citation, simply put the author and page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence but before the period. No need to include the author’s full name, initials, or “p.” or “page,” or the title of the book. (I realize that this is rather difficult to do with ebooks like OpenStax, with multiple contributing authors/editors, and which doesn’t even have “loc.” (for location) like Kindle books do.) But for printed books such as Never Caught, or for an article with a clearly identified author’s name and page numbers, you must include them.
And do not preface a statement with, “According to the book Never Caught, on page xx, the author Erica Dunbar Armstrong says…” Please, just cite using the regular MLA requirements for in-line citation. For more on MLA (Modern Language Association) formatting, see the Purdue Online Writing Lab page on in-line citations: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/2/. This is a great resource, especially for your English classes. Bookmark it!
Your citations should look like the example taken from this student’s response to a question from chapter 1:
Although they weren’t required to work until they were physically able, the young slave children were exposed to the brutality of slave life immediately. Judge and the other children at Mount Vernon “cried out in loneliness for their parents, witnessed the brutality of whippings and corporal punishment, and fell victim to early death due to accidental fires and drowning” (Dunbar 13).
Do not just transcribe stand-alone quotes pulled from the book, one after another, and leave them as your answers to the questions. I’m not looking for you to pull 3-4 lines of text from the book, insert them into the answer box, and then put quotes around them and a citation, and simply leave them as your response to the question. The written response should be your own response, using quotes and citations to support your answer. Try to incorporate the quotes and ideas of the assigned text into your own writing and analysis (see again the example above).
AGAIN: I WILL NOT GRADE RESPONSES THAT DO NOT PROPERLY QUOTE AND CITE FROM THE TEXT(S), DO NOT MEET THE MIN. WORD COUNT, OR ARE NOT NUMBERED TO CORRESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS ASKED.
U2 Written-Response Quiz covers secondary readings from books, articles, and primary sources assigned for this unit.
Written responses must answer all questions; must quote and cite using MLA in-line citations (unless specified otherwise); must write a min. 150 words for each question set; and must number my responses to correspond to the questions asked. Failure to meet any one of these requirements will result in zero points for this assignment.
Stylistically, MLA in-line citations should look like the following example, which is a prev. student’s response to a question over Dunbar’s Never Caught:
Philadelphia was a place of caution for slaveholders. After all, “Pennsylvania law required the emancipation of all the adult slaves who were brought into the commonwealth for more than a period of six months” (Dunbar 62). Philadelphia was very different from New York, in the fact that just bringing in slaves to the city was precarious, much more so than New York. For Ona, “her slave status was somewhat of a rarity in her new city,” and moreover the abolitionist movement was “much more strident” by contrast to New York (Dunbar 65).
Note that the citation goes at the end of the sentence, even if the quoted text is in the middle of the sentence; the citation goes inside the period but outside the “quotes”; there are not additional commas or omitted or added spaces between the quotes, parentheses, etc. Note that the author’s last name Dunbar and the page number of the quoted text are the only things included in the parentheses. That is all you need – do not include book titles, paragraph numbers, author first name, or any other superfluous punctuation or information such as “pg.” Please just make your citations look exactly like the one above. Finally, note that the quotes are integrated into the student’s own response and sentences, as support for the answer – the answer is not just a stand-alone, fully quoted sentence from the book. Rather, it is a student’s own sentence, drawing on what this person read and analyzed from the chapter.
If in doubt about the number of words you’ve written, I recommend visiting https://wordcounter.net and simply copy/paste in your response; you will instantaneously get your word count. (You can also copy/past your writing into a Word document to view the word count.)
For more on citing and quoting, visit the various MLA/citation guides and pages linked inside the Instructional Resources section of the course. You can also revisit the Citation Quiz, on which you should have complete and scored 100% (you’ll have access to the questions and answers for this quiz throughout the course). Visit the Check Quiz Results in Desire2Learn if you need additional help.