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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 7 The Education of Henry Adams.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. General Benjamin F. Butler declared slaves ______________ of war and put them to work.
(a) Victims.
(b) Prisoners.
(c) Spoils.
(d) Contraband.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Local landowners used intimidation, paramilitary violence and threatened steamboat captains with _________ if they took black passengers.

4. Congress gave the federal government the ability to restructure the ______________ states.

5. Hahn became interested in the history of African American struggles when he came across an account of African American __________ resistance.

(see the answer key)

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