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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 1 Of Chains and Threads.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. _________ was another way that slaves earned goods and money and increased their leverage.
(a) Marriage.
(b) Ritual gifting.
(c) Sexual favors.
(d) Good behavior.

2. Hahn learned that in ________, Mississippi, freedmen and women were driving their employers to distraction in 1868.
(a) Biloxi.
(b) Woodville.
(c) Memphis.
(d) Chattanooga.

3. The majority of ______________ lived in the rural South during this particular time period of the book.
(a) Slaveowners.
(b) Whites.
(c) Organizers.
(d) African Americans.

4. Hahn is mindful of overemphasizing the number of _________ which formed during these periods of time.
(a) White groups.
(b) Lynchings.
(c) Voting rules.
(d) Solidarities.

5. Slaves in the South began to gain ________ for themselves as well as looser standards.
(a) Property.
(b) Voting rights.
(c) Free time.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Slave congregations pulsed not only with ____________, but also with collective deliberation.

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

3. About one in ________ slaves lived in the upper or border South, where the hiring of free people of color was not uncommon.

4. Some slaveholders began offering their slaves small ___________ in order to keep them on the plantations.

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

(see the answer key)

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