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. Slave congregations pulsed not only with ____________, but also with collective deliberation.
(a) Passion.
(b) Religion.
(c) Joy.
(d) Anger.

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

3. The Union League was formed to rally public support for ________ and the war effort.
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Jefferson Davis.
(c) Frederick Douglass.
(d) Robert E. Lee.

4. By the summer of 1867, complaints about the armed ____________ of freed people grew in volume and scope.
(a) Organizations.
(b) Militia.
(c) KKK.
(d) Black Panthers.

5. This is a book about the inspiring and the dispiriting history of American ____________.
(a) Voting.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Turmoil.
(d) Equality.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As the Union Army moved further into the South, the volume of slave fugitives ___________.

3. African Americans exposed the complex and contradictory relationship between labor and _____________.

4. Freedmen also resisted the threats of white _________, marched to the polls, and helped write new state constitutions.

5. The majority of ______________ lived in the rural South during this particular time period of the book.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happened as a result of the increased slave population before the Antebellum Period?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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