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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who wrote Half a Man: The Status of the Negro in New York?
2. When was Malcolm X assassinated?
3. Who was Jefferson Davies's vice president of the Confederate States of America?
4. What does CORE stand for?
5. The author asserts that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the first important civil rights legislation since the Civil Rights Act of what year?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the question of race in America change after World War II and during the Cold War?
2. How did the issues of race change after Lincoln's assassination?
3. What led to the L.A. Riots in the early 1990s? How did the riots impact race relations?
4. When and where was W. E. B. Du Bois born and raised? What made him unique?
5. When did the Black Power movement emerge and what did it hope to achieve?
6. What impacts did the women's suffrage movement have on the Black community?
7. What is eugenics and how does it apply to racism?
8. Who was Franz Boas and what did he present at the Atlanta University Commencement Address that shocked his audience?
9. Why is the issue of land distribution following the Civil War significant?
10. What were the impacts of the War on Drugs on the racist issues in America?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the influences of literature, music, television, and film on racist ideas in America. What are some examples from the text that demonstrate both positive and negative impacts on racist thought from entertainment? How have different forms of entertainment served to strengthen and/or weaken stereotypes of Black Americans?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the various racist stereotypes that emerged regarding Black Americans during the Enlightenment era. In what ways were Blacks demeaned and exploited? To what means? How did this impact racial thought?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the ideals and beliefs of the segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists. What are examples of followers of each of these beliefs in history? How are these different viewpoints exposed in light of the ongoing debate over police shootings today?
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