A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration Test | Final Test - Medium

Steven Hahn
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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. It was as enforcers that black __________ may have made their most influential and powerful contributions to developing political communities.
(a) Men.
(b) Priests.
(c) Teens.
(d) Women.

2. Many Klans believed that teaching school was a front for _____________ objectives.
(a) Democratic.
(b) Religious.
(c) Political.
(d) African American.

3. By the 1870s, a strong black __________ had been established in Virgina and organization efforts were underway.
(a) Plantation.
(b) Following.
(c) Church.
(d) Press.

4. Lynchings were rare in areas where a community had been created and where there was some local __________.
(a) Voting law.
(b) Money.
(c) Power.
(d) White authority.

5. Legislators started off strong, reducing __________ debt, slashing taxes on real estate, chartering labor unions, etc.
(a) Construction.
(b) National.
(c) State.
(d) Personal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Republicans never fully gained a large hold in the state of ___________ after the Civil War.

2. The _________, which sought skilled and unskilled laborers of all parties, races, and sexes, expanded from larger cities into the rural South.

3. More than a few reputed leaders argued that the KKK was a _____________ response to the Union League.

4. Members of the opposition parties would use ___________, intimidation, and violence to induce blacks not to vote.

5. Blacks looks to local political power as a way to construct a new political __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was happening in order to prevent black men from registering to vote and actually voting?

2. What organization was said to be a necessary response to the formation of the Union League?

3. Where were the destinations where many newly freed black men were seeking to emigrate to?

4. Where did black officeholders seem to be present the most often?

5. Where were lynchings most likely to occur, according to Hahn's findings in this book?

6. What were some of the rumors spreading about the black farm workers in some areas?

7. What happened with the blacks within the Republican Party regarding the white response to these new members?

8. How was the movement of emigration shared with the black community?

9. Where was the emigration sentiment the most powerful, according to Hahn's research?

10. Who did the KKK first attract to be a part of their membership in the early stages of formation?

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