01 Week 3 Questions

In a class divided, how the class was divided?
The class was divided by the color of eyes.
What was the response of psychology department of Stanford University, when Elliott presented her exercise of dividing class to them?
They commented the fact that these students got a steadily high study performance after the exercise means their academic behavior was permanently changed, which was really marvelous.
What was the turning point in the campaign in Cleveland?
The public debates between two candidates, Stokes and Taft. In that debate, Stokes got booed by the audience. Nevertheless, he still won the poll and was elected as the mayor of the city.
What did the SCLC do after King’s death?
They carried out King’s campaign against poverty.
How did Jane do the exercise to teach her students the lesson about discrimination?
She divided her students into two groups based on the color of their eyes. On the first day, the blue eyes were told that they were more superior than the brown eyes and the brown eyes were treated unfairly. On the second day, it was the opposite. By feeling the agony of being treated differently, the kids learned about discrimination and remembered they shouldn’t judge people based on color.
When and where was Martin Luther King killed?
Memphis 1968
What color are Jane Elliot’s eyes? What about her husband and children?
Jane is blue-eyed. Her father and children are brown eyed.
What was Jane’s attitude about application “brown/blue eyes experiment”?
She didn’t think it could be applied everywhere, only for the right reasons in the right way, and to the right people.
What did Jane think of the reporter who commented Martin Luther King Jr.’s death?
She thought the reporter was very arrogant, condescending and ungodly.
What did Jane Elliot use in her exercise to the third graders to distinguish green eyes students and blue eyes students?
A blue collar
In which year was Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated?
1968
What was one difference between the experiment in the school and the diversity training at the prison?
At the prison, only the blue-eyed people were the minority, rather than switching and doing it both ways. Also, she prepared the brown-eyed group by letting them in on the process of the training.
Near the end, Jane Elliot said that one thing about the experiment was a crime. What was it?
The necessity to do it.
In “Eyes on the Prize: Power” what kind of discrimination did the teachers’ union charge against the Ocean Hill-Brownsville schools?
Anti-semitism, or discrimination against Jews.
Why was Dr. King in Memphis when he got shot?
To help fight for the rights of sanitation workers on strike.
In “Eyes on the Prize: The Promised Land,” how did the young man from New York describe the view of Dr. King’s approach of non-violence?
He described it as outdated.
What was the unexpected result of Jane Elliot’s exercise with her students?
The students’ scores on spelling, math, and reading tests went up and maintained a higher level for the rest of the year after the exercise.
What result is demonstrated by children’s performance in the card pock game in Jane Elliot’s class?
Children’s performance is largely determined by their attitude about themselves. Their performance improves if they believe that they are superior people.
What was the unexpected result of Jane Elliott’s lesson in discrimination?
The children’s acdemic ability changed in a 24-hour period, and they performed better when they found out how great they were and responded to what they know they are able to do.
Why did some people think that Matin Luther King brought harm to civil moment at the beginning?
Because Dr. King was opposed to the Vietnam War.
In 1968, after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, poor people living in the South marched to Washington D.C. and camped down on Washington Mall. What is the name of this settlement?
Resurrection City