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. About one in ________ slaves lived in the upper or border South, where the hiring of free people of color was not uncommon.
(a) Eight.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten.

2. The __________ process helped to illuminate who the leaders were within black communities.
(a) Slave.
(b) Labor.
(c) Registration.
(d) Draft.

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

4. As the __________ government organized, opportunities increased for slaves to become better acquainted with each other and political events.
(a) Union.
(b) Confederate.
(c) Republican.
(d) Emancipation.

5. The Union League tried to mobilize newly enfranchised _______ and protect them through secrecy and armed self-defense.
(a) Voters.
(b) KKK members.
(c) Presidents.
(d) Congress men.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mobility, craft skills, and literacy were all crucial components in the creation of political __________.

2. The ________ attacked and murdered local leaders and organizers, intimidated party supporters, and tried to force out objectionable office holders.

3. The wartime military provided a basic political _____________ to fugitive slaves.

4. Freed men responded by ___________________ in large numbers and aligning themselves with the Republican Party.

5. An aspect that has often been overlooked in the literature on slavery is ____________ between slaves.

(see the answer key)

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