A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mobility, craft skills, and literacy were all crucial components in the creation of political __________.
(a) Voters.
(b) Candidates.
(c) Presidents.
(d) Actors.

2. In 1862, the War Department authorized the establishment of a ______________.
(a) Union spy team.
(b) Confederate dissolution.
(c) White and black regiment.
(d) Black regiment.

3. Hahn became interested in the history of African American struggles when he came across an account of African American __________ resistance.
(a) Education.
(b) Political.
(c) Labor.
(d) Voting.

4. This is a book about ___________ people who did extraordinary things under the most difficult of circumstances, writes Hahn.
(a) Black.
(b) Enslaved.
(c) Extraordinary.
(d) Belittled.

5. Slave rebellions started with small scale departures for ___________ lines.
(a) Confederate.
(b) Union.
(c) Republican.
(d) Democratic.

6. Those leading the new black political movement were mostly men who had been ________ before the war.
(a) In power.
(b) Free.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Slaves.

7. What kind of winds blew into the United States during the 1850s, according to Hahn's book?
(a) Liberal.
(b) Weak.
(c) Conservative.
(d) Strong.

8. Solidarities were created by the political _______________ of African Americans.
(a) Mobilizations.
(b) Finances.
(c) Churches.
(d) Protests.

9. Hahn sees his book as encompassing collective struggled for social and meaningful ____________.
(a) Community.
(b) Power.
(c) Pride.
(d) Peace.

10. Freed blacks marched past the homes of former prominent ___________ officials and through public squares.
(a) Army.
(b) Black.
(c) White.
(d) Government.

11. Slave recruits were generally __________ able to lead as the widely lacked skills and experience.
(a) Willing and.
(b) Less.
(c) More.
(d) Just as.

12. When manpower needs raced ahead of recruitment, the army pressed _________ into service.
(a) Whites.
(b) Blacks.
(c) Young boys.
(d) Slaveowners.

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

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

15. By drilling, marching, and posting sentinels, ___________ reminded each other of the risks they faced while offering protection.
(a) Women.
(b) Young men.
(c) Freed people.
(d) Slaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Freedmen also resisted the threats of white _________, marched to the polls, and helped write new state constitutions.

2. Almost universally, freed people believed that some __________ for the trials of slavery should occur.

3. The most prominent example of black self-management was at ____________, the plantations owned by President Jefferson Davis.

4. What is NOT one of the things which Hahn sees as being embraced after the struggles were defeated and the goals rejected?

5. Mass meetings and small gatherings proclaimed a new black __________ presence.

(see the answer keys)

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