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. Even before the presidential election took place, rumors were circulating that ___________ had won.
(a) Jefferson.
(b) No one.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) A black man.

2. In the rural South, instead of petitions and calls for equality, mutually reinforcing _________ spread about either the federal government's future or insurrections.
(a) Laws.
(b) Rumors.
(c) Pamphlets.
(d) Conventions.

3. Slaves working within kin groups or ______ did not escape punishment, but were better able to maintain and secure the gains they did make.
(a) Plantations.
(b) Cooperatives.
(c) Collectives.
(d) Work gangs.

4. The newly freed blacks began to protest ___________ treatment during this time.
(a) Property.
(b) Discriminatory.
(c) Past.
(d) Financial.

5. Federal measures which voided the black ___________ and disbanded provisional militias drove the use of organized force underground.
(a) Politicians.
(b) Rights.
(c) Codes.
(d) Ownership.

Short Answer Questions

1. Leaders from the South joined with the __________ blacks to create a new political nation.

2. ___________ called for the federal protection of slavery in the western territories.

3. The Klan was controlled by white rural bosses and ___________ governments.

4. As the Union Army moved further into the South, the volume of slave fugitives ___________.

5. Black nuclear families of the time were family-based work ___________.

(see the answer key)

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