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

Steven Hahn
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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



2. Black nuclear families of the time were family-based work ___________.



3. Though many black men won seats of power, many eligible ________ voters refused to participate in elections.



4. ___________ called for the federal protection of slavery in the western territories.



5. Some called for a nation based on a concept of _______________ that was based on birth and loyalty, servitude, or other particularities.



Short Essay Questions

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



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



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



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



5. Why is it impossible to define a typical Klan experience?



6. What was the main factor that drove the movement of the Great Northern Migration?



7. Why are books which focus on shorter time periods of African American history not effective?



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



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



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



Essay Topics

The concept of freedom is something many of us take for granted as we've always had had.

Part 1: How do you think you would respond to having your freedom taken away?

Part 2: How might it have felt to the slaves to have their freedom given to them?

Part 3: Do you believe that freedom is an inherent human right? Why or why not?

Religious organizations provided a good deal of support to those in the African American community, helping them to better mobilize.

Part 1: Why was religion such an important part of the lives of the African Americans?

Part 2: Why would religious organizations help with political movements?

Part 3: How might the religious communities support those who were running for office?

Many slaves began to simply rebel against their masters, taking their freedom into their own hands.

Part 1: Why do you think slaves felt they needed to resort to violence in some cases to obtain their freedom?

Part 2: How might you have escaped your master if you wanted to be free?

Part 3: Do you think it would have been more effective to sit down and talk with a slave owner about obtaining freedom? Why or why not?

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