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

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

3. Hahn argues that smaller __________ do not allow us to see how the developments of one era shaped those of the next.
(a) Movements.
(b) Events.
(c) Time periods.
(d) Books.

4. An aspect that has often been overlooked in the literature on slavery is ____________ between slaves.
(a) Infighting.
(b) Dispute resolution.
(c) Exchanges.
(d) Committments.

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

6. Freedmen also resisted the threats of white _________, marched to the polls, and helped write new state constitutions.
(a) Republicans.
(b) Democrats.
(c) Bosses.
(d) Senators.

7. Even before the presidential election took place, rumors were circulating that ___________ had won.
(a) A black man.
(b) Jefferson.
(c) No one.
(d) Lincoln.

8. The rural South was a luminal political world after the __________ ended.
(a) Civil War.
(b) Abolition Movement.
(c) Antebellum.
(d) Rebellion.

9. The importance of leaders within the black community was apparent at the freed man's __________ throughout the South.
(a) Plantations.
(b) Elections.
(c) Conventions.
(d) Churches.

10. The League depended on a wider base of mobilization and involvement than ____________.
(a) Society.
(b) Laws.
(c) Money.
(d) Membership.

11. Hahn discovered there were more examples of resistance and political struggle across the South in the wake of the _____________.
(a) Antebellum.
(b) Civil War.
(c) Election.
(d) Emancipation.

12. Rural freed people did not need outsiders to nurture their desire for the _________ they had been cultivating.
(a) Power.
(b) Land.
(c) Money.
(d) Homes.

13. A ____________ Movement developed as an influx of poor Irish Catholics arriving in the United States.
(a) Westward.
(b) Economic.
(c) Nativist.
(d) Immigrant.

14. ___________ called for the federal protection of slavery in the western territories.
(a) Slave holders.
(b) Democrats.
(c) All whites.
(d) Republicans.

15. Many of the early organizations founded by freed people were also bound together by ____________.
(a) Kinship.
(b) Location.
(c) Money.
(d) Slave owner.

Short Answer Questions

1. Slave recruits were generally __________ able to lead as the widely lacked skills and experience.

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

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

4. What is NOT one of the types of plantations on which the slaves in the south used to work?

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

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