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

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. About one in ________ slaves lived in the upper or border South, where the hiring of free people of color was not uncommon.
(a) Five.
(b) Eight.
(c) Ten.
(d) Four.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. General Benjamin F. Butler declared slaves ______________ of war and put them to work.

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

3. In what area of the country does Hahn focus the contents of this book he has compiled?

4. Hahn argues that smaller __________ do not allow us to see how the developments of one era shaped those of the next.

5. As the __________ government organized, opportunities increased for slaves to become better acquainted with each other and political events.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the plantations on which the slaves of the South used to work?

2. Why are books which focus on shorter time periods of African American history not effective?

3. Why were so many rumors about black uprisings and other troubles spreading so quickly at this time?

4. What are the two main ideas which Hahn's book seeks to suggest?

5. What kind of account did Hahn come across, helping to inspire him to become interested in African American politics?

6. What did the Friends of Universal Suffrage want to attain with their organization?

7. What did the contraband camps provide for the African American slaves once their freedom was emerging?

8. Why does Hahn focus on the rural South within the course of this book?

9. What happened to the right to vote of the black man during the time period of this particular book?

10. During the 1850s, what calls for political inclusion were largely ignored or rejected by society?

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