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. The delegates who gathered in state __________ that year were composed of both black and white men.
(a) Capitols.
(b) Farming communities.
(c) Board rooms.
(d) Parks.

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) Conventions.
(c) Pamphlets.
(d) Rumors.

3. Military district commanders worked to educate and protect ______________, who did not understand the process or feared consequences.
(a) Women and children.
(b) Each other.
(c) People in power.
(d) Freed men.

4. Some slaves were convinced that because of the presumed election results, that ___________ was imminent.
(a) Emigration.
(b) Death.
(c) Freedom.
(d) War.

5. The Friends of Universal ________ in Louisiana sought more radical reforms during this time.
(a) Suffrage.
(b) Property.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Rights.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Any action undertaken by African Americans needed to be taken as a ______________ so as to avoid punishment.

3. Slaveholders complained about the sulkiness, demoralization, and insubordination on the part of _____________.

4. Plantation ________, who wielded the most power within the community, tended to be male.

5. The Union League was formed to rally public support for ________ and the war effort.

(see the answer key)

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