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. Leaders from the South joined with the __________ blacks to create a new political nation.
(a) Younger.
(b) Older.
(c) Northern.
(d) Southern.

2. Slaves working within kin groups or ______ did not escape punishment, but were better able to maintain and secure the gains they did make.
(a) Work gangs.
(b) Cooperatives.
(c) Plantations.
(d) Collectives.

3. When African Americans were slaves or freed people, the overwhelming majority of them were _____________.
(a) Slaves.
(b) Ignored.
(c) Workers.
(d) Battered.

4. _________ was another way that slaves earned goods and money and increased their leverage.
(a) Ritual gifting.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Sexual favors.
(d) Good behavior.

5. Those slaves who remained in the south began to take over their master's "____________" plantations.
(a) Burned down.
(b) Larger.
(c) Abandoned.
(d) Free.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. This is a book about ___________ people who did extraordinary things under the most difficult of circumstances, writes Hahn.

4. Many of the early organizations founded by freed people were also bound together by ____________.

5. What kind of winds blew into the United States during the 1850s, according to Hahn's book?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Union League spread rapidly through the plantation belt at the time?

2. What did the slaveholders and the slaves of the 1850s think about the Republican Party?

3. How did the freed men respond to the new extension of the right to vote?

4. What is so special about the rural areas in which the African Americans lived during the time period of this book?

5. What did the slaveholders begin to do in order to entice their slaves to stay on the farms to work?

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

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

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

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

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

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