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. Congress finally moved to prohibit military personnel from ________ slaves to their owners.
(a) Introducing.
(b) Surrendering.
(c) Selling.
(d) Challenging.

2. Freed people played important roles in the early quests for land _______________.
(a) Purchases.
(b) Reassignment.
(c) Independence.
(d) Territories.

3. Hahn sees his book as encompassing collective struggled for social and meaningful ____________.
(a) Peace.
(b) Power.
(c) Community.
(d) Pride.

4. This book is about how African Americans became involved in a(n) ____________ struggle.
(a) Ethnic.
(b) Marital.
(c) Political.
(d) Civil.

5. The ____________ Freedman's Convention may have been the most visible organization of this time.
(a) North Carolina.
(b) Maine.
(c) Texas.
(d) Massachusetts.

Short Answer Questions

1. Due to the increase in slave ___________, a structure of kinship relationships and practices developed.

2. Slaves in the South began to gain ________ for themselves as well as looser standards.

3. Military district commanders worked to educate and protect ______________, who did not understand the process or feared consequences.

4. The rural South was a luminal political world after the __________ ended.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was viewed as the best way to guarantee the freedom of the slaves?

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

3. What was happening in society, even before the presidential election began?

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

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

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

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

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

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