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

2. "Black ________" effectively gave a separate legal and social status to blacks during this time.
(a) Movements.
(b) Codes.
(c) Rights.
(d) Laws.

3. Plantation ________, who wielded the most power within the community, tended to be male.
(a) Owners.
(b) Elders.
(c) Slaves.
(d) Ombudsmen.

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

5. This is a book about the inspiring and the dispiriting history of American ____________.
(a) Voting.
(b) Equality.
(c) Turmoil.
(d) Democracy.

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

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

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

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

10. Mass meetings and small gatherings proclaimed a new black __________ presence.
(a) Emotional.
(b) Taxpayer.
(c) Political.
(d) Community.

11. Slaveholders complained about the sulkiness, demoralization, and insubordination on the part of _____________.
(a) The women.
(b) The slaves.
(c) The owners.
(d) The children.

12. The rumors were able to spread because thousands of slaves were drawn to ____________ during the war.
(a) Farms.
(b) The draft.
(c) Social sites.
(d) Prisons.

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

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

15. Southern slaveholders tried to encourage and organize communities centered on the ____________.
(a) Confederate Army.
(b) Big House.
(c) Republican Party.
(d) Democratic Party.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As the Union Army moved further into the South, the volume of slave fugitives ___________.

3. In the rural South, instead of petitions and calls for equality, mutually reinforcing _________ spread about either the federal government's future or insurrections.

4. The rural South was a luminal political world after the __________ ended.

5. Though many black men won seats of power, many eligible ________ voters refused to participate in elections.

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