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. Military district commanders worked to educate and protect ______________, who did not understand the process or feared consequences.
(a) Freed men.
(b) Women and children.
(c) Each other.
(d) People in power.

2. In 1862, the War Department authorized the establishment of a ______________.
(a) Union spy team.
(b) Confederate dissolution.
(c) White and black regiment.
(d) Black regiment.

3. David Medlock was an African American leader in the state of _____________.
(a) Texas.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Louisiana.

4. What kind of winds blew into the United States during the 1850s, according to Hahn's book?
(a) Strong.
(b) Weak.
(c) Conservative.
(d) Liberal.

5. Rural freed people did not need outsiders to nurture their desire for the _________ they had been cultivating.
(a) Power.
(b) Homes.
(c) Money.
(d) Land.

Short Answer Questions

1. Southern slaveholders tried to encourage and organize communities centered on the ____________.

2. _________ was another way that slaves earned goods and money and increased their leverage.

3. Plantation ________, who wielded the most power within the community, tended to be male.

4. Slaveholders and slaves believed the __________ party was hostile towards slavery.

5. Black ___________ did less field labor after emancipation than they did under slavery.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. By the mid nineteenth century, how did the slaves of the South begin to change the slave-master relationship?

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

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

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

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

10. What did slaves believe was imminent because of the election of a certain president?

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