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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 4 Reconstructing the Body Politic.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Congress voted for a stronger ________ law in order to help slave owners hold onto their slaves.
(a) Bounty hunter.
(b) Fugitive slave.
(c) Slave punishment.
(d) Freed slave.

2. Calls for the __________ inclusion of women and northern free blacks were ignored or rejected.
(a) Land ownership.
(b) Business.
(c) Financial.
(d) Political.

3. The Union League was formed to rally public support for ________ and the war effort.
(a) Frederick Douglass.
(b) Jefferson Davis.
(c) Robert E. Lee.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

4. Freed men responded by ___________________ in large numbers and aligning themselves with the Republican Party.
(a) Registering to vote.
(b) Lynching.
(c) Emigrating.
(d) Picketing.

5. What organization developed out of a network of organizations formed in the North during the Civil War?
(a) NAACP.
(b) Union League.
(c) National Civil Liberties Union.
(d) Suffragists United.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the __________ government organized, opportunities increased for slaves to become better acquainted with each other and political events.

2. Due to the increase in slave ___________, a structure of kinship relationships and practices developed.

3. Those slaves who remained in the south began to take over their master's "____________" plantations.

4. The majority of ______________ lived in the rural South during this particular time period of the book.

5. Some ___________ began pooling their resources in hopes of buying or leasing land that had been confiscated.

(see the answer key)

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