A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration Test | Lesson Plans 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. Military district commanders worked to educate and protect ______________, who did not understand the process or feared consequences.
(a) Women and children.
(b) Each other.
(c) Freed men.
(d) People in power.

2. Black nuclear families of the time were family-based work ___________.
(a) Unions.
(b) Situations.
(c) Gangs.
(d) Guilds.

3. Though many black men won seats of power, many eligible ________ voters refused to participate in elections.
(a) Women.
(b) White.
(c) Black.
(d) Male.

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

5. Some called for a nation based on a concept of _______________ that was based on birth and loyalty, servitude, or other particularities.
(a) Government.
(b) Citizenship.
(c) Voting.
(d) Trust.

Short Answer Questions

1. When African Americans were slaves or freed people, the overwhelming majority of them were _____________.

2. The __________ process helped to illuminate who the leaders were within black communities.

3. Almost 150,000 African Americans ended up fighting for the which army during the Civil War?

4. Rural freed people did not need outsiders to nurture their desire for the _________ they had been cultivating.

5. Some ___________ began pooling their resources in hopes of buying or leasing land that had been confiscated.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened with the blacks within the Republican Party regarding the white response to these new members?

3. Who did the KKK first attract to be a part of their membership in the early stages of formation?

4. What organization was said to be a necessary response to the formation of the Union League?

5. Why is it impossible to define a typical Klan experience?

6. What was the main factor that drove the movement of the Great Northern Migration?

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

8. What did Congress allow the federal government to do during the time of the reconstruction?

9. How did slaveholders begin to strike back at the prospect of millions of freed slaves?

10. Where were the destinations where many newly freed black men were seeking to emigrate to?

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