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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 6 Of Paramilitary Politics.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Plantation ________, who wielded the most power within the community, tended to be male.
(a) Owners.
(b) Ombudsmen.
(c) Slaves.
(d) Elders.

2. Slaveholders complained about the sulkiness, demoralization, and insubordination on the part of _____________.
(a) The women.
(b) The slaves.
(c) The owners.
(d) The children.

3. Rural freed people did not need outsiders to nurture their desire for the _________ they had been cultivating.
(a) Power.
(b) Homes.
(c) Money.
(d) Land.

4. Almost universally, freed people believed that some __________ for the trials of slavery should occur.
(a) Compensation.
(b) Punishment.
(c) Apology.
(d) Law changes.

5. As the Union Army moved further into the South, the volume of slave fugitives ___________.
(a) Increased.
(b) Decreased.
(c) Stayed the same.
(d) Was not measured.

Short Answer Questions

1. On July __________, millions of freed people claimed access to public space previously denied to them.

2. Some called for a nation based on a concept of _______________ that was based on birth and loyalty, servitude, or other particularities.

3. The rumors were able to spread because thousands of slaves were drawn to ____________ during the war.

4. Even before the presidential election took place, rumors were circulating that ___________ had won.

5. Slaves working within kin groups or ______ did not escape punishment, but were better able to maintain and secure the gains they did make.

(see the answer key)

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