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Jemar Tisby
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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. During World War I, what role were most Black soldiers assigned?
(a) Riflemen and footsoldiers.
(b) Servants and menial laborers.
(c) Medics and doctors.
(d) Officers and lieutenants.

2. How many people attended the March on Washington DC for Job and Freedom?
(a) 250,000.
(b) 150,000.
(c) 100,000.
(d) 200,000.

3. According to Tisby, what kind of organization is the KKK?
(a) A Republican organization.
(b) A Christian organization.
(c) A Democratic organization.
(d) A Jewish organization.

4. What term was used the describe the mixing of different races?
(a) Revitalization.
(b) Regionalization.
(c) Acclimatization.
(d) Mongrelization.

5. Who was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK?
(a) Nathan Bedford Forest.
(b) Samuel Green.
(c) James A. Colescott.
(d) William Joseph Simmons.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which book of the Bible contains the "Curse of Ham" (82) passage?

2. According to Tisby, what political system was believed to be associated with the civil rights movement?

3. In Chapter 7, Tisby speaks about that the "conspicuousness of white supremacy in the south" (129). According to him, what is one side-effect of this phenomenon?

4. What was the impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854?

5. What was the most common cause of death in the Civil War?

Short Essay Questions

1. After World War II, the government introduced the GI bill to help returning soldiers. How did the treatment of Black and white veterans differ?

2. How did white Christians use the "curse of Ham" (82) passage to justify slavery?

3. In Chapter 8, Tisby argues that white moderates during the civil rights movement failed to understand something about racism. What does he believe they missed?

4. What was the purpose of the Freeman's Bureau?

5. According to Tisby, what were some of the "radical" messages Martin Luther King, Jr. supported?

6. What was the effect of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC)?

7. According to Tisby, what impact did the inaction of white moderate Christians have on the civil rights movement?

8. According to Tisby, how did most white Christian moderates responds to the civil rights movement?

9. What were "sundown towns"?

10. What was the "separate but equal" doctrine (133)?

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