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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. School houses were where African Americans learned about __________, their enfranchisement, and the importance of voting.
(a) Reconstruction.
(b) God.
(c) Emigration.
(d) KKK battle tactics.

2. Lynchings were rare in areas where a community had been created and where there was some local __________.
(a) Money.
(b) Power.
(c) White authority.
(d) Voting law.

3. African American _____________ also made emigration difficult.
(a) Bureaucracy.
(b) Families.
(c) Political power.
(d) Poverty.

4. The Klan was controlled by white rural bosses and ___________ governments.
(a) Community.
(b) Democratic.
(c) Invisible.
(d) Shadow.

5. Some black leaders, while sympathetic, were hesitant to support and to endorse ___________.
(a) Douglass.
(b) Landowner law changes.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) Emigration.

6. ___________ in the United States shouldered the burden of industrial development.
(a) Agriculture.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Reconstruction.
(d) War time.

7. White ________ were encouraged to seek black votes with appeals and with patronage.
(a) Democrats.
(b) Laborers.
(c) Independents.
(d) Republicans.

8. The community support necessary for both black voting and black officeholders found its institutional anchors in black ____________.
(a) Slave unions.
(b) Bank owners.
(c) Religious organizations.
(d) Sports teams.

9. _________ to protect farms and plantation laborers were sometimes cut down by urban blacks and Mulattoes.
(a) Drafts.
(b) Laws.
(c) Speeches.
(d) Bills.

10. Frederick Douglass argued that emigration amounted to _____________ of other blacks.
(a) A necessity.
(b) An abandonment.
(c) An organization.
(d) A religion.

11. African Americans realized that any successes they might find would depend on their ability to _____________.
(a) Get good grades.
(b) Do battle.
(c) Debate with others.
(d) Read.

12. The KKK was build on enforcing racial ________ and submission and on legacies of military defeat.
(a) Collaboration.
(b) Rule.
(c) Domination.
(d) Servitude.

13. Many new agricultural groups claimed to stand for the interests of small farmers and drew on the political legacies of ____________.
(a) Republicans.
(b) Democrats.
(c) Greenbacks.
(d) Independents.

14. Blacks looks to local political power as a way to construct a new political __________.
(a) State.
(b) Identity.
(c) Structure.
(d) Movement.

15. In South Carolina, about 55% of the state legislature was filled by ______________, including many blacks.
(a) Democrats.
(b) Uninformed men.
(c) Freed men.
(d) Republicans.

Short Answer Questions

1. Black social and political power weakened after _____________.

2. One African American became the governor of __________ while 800 blacks served in state legislatures.

3. "Under the best of circumstances, white _____________ embraced the ideals of civil and political equality."

4. _____________ often left illiterate and poorer individuals vulnerable to harassment and disenfranchisement.

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

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