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

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

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

4. Some slaves were convinced that because of the presumed election results, that ___________ was imminent.
(a) Death.
(b) Freedom.
(c) War.
(d) Emigration.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. This is a book about the inspiring and the dispiriting history of American ____________.

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

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

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

5. Any action undertaken by African Americans needed to be taken as a ______________ so as to avoid punishment.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened when leaders of the South joined with Northern blacks?

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

3. Who was included in the processions of freed black slaves as they marched through town?

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

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

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

7. What happened on July fourth of 1865 which had not happened in years?

8. To where did some of the free people want to immigrate in order to return to their home countries?

9. Who were typically leading the freedom movements to secure the right to vote for the African American man?

10. What were some of the activities that slaves participated in which seemed to be threatening and rebellious?

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