A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 8 Of Ballots and Biracialism.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One African American became the governor of __________ while 800 blacks served in state legislatures.
(a) South Carolina.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Texas.
(d) Louisiana.

2. On the _______ level, blacks could hope for a significant share of county and parish offices.
(a) Local.
(b) State.
(c) National.
(d) Village.

3. White ________ were encouraged to seek black votes with appeals and with patronage.
(a) Laborers.
(b) Democrats.
(c) Republicans.
(d) Independents.

4. It was as enforcers that black __________ may have made their most influential and powerful contributions to developing political communities.
(a) Priests.
(b) Teens.
(c) Men.
(d) Women.

5. Legislators started off strong, reducing __________ debt, slashing taxes on real estate, chartering labor unions, etc.
(a) Personal.
(b) State.
(c) Construction.
(d) National.

Short Answer Questions

1. Blacks looks to local political power as a way to construct a new political __________.

2. When the Republican Party began to attract more white voters, those voters would not support ____________.

3. What kind of winds blew into the United States during the 1850s, according to Hahn's book?

4. Slave rebellions started with small scale departures for ___________ lines.

5. Slave recruits were generally __________ able to lead as the widely lacked skills and experience.

(see the answer key)

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