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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. What year were was the Gardener Springs Resolutions introduced?
(a) 1860.
(b) 1861.
(c) 1858.
(d) 1859.

2. What was the name of the president of the National Baptist Convention, often known as the "Negro Pope"?
(a) L. Venchael Booth
(b) Rev. Joseph H. Jackson
(c) Gardner Calvin Taylor
(d) Benjamin Mays

3. According to Tisby, what political system was believed to be associated with the civil rights movement?
(a) Capitalism.
(b) Authoritarianism.
(c) Anarchy.
(d) Communism.

4. How many people died in the Civil War?
(a) 650-850,000.
(b) 500-650,000.
(c) 200-400,000.
(d) 400-500,000.

5. Why was it difficult for abolitionists to use the Bible support for their views?
(a) Their opponents referenced a different version of the Bible.
(b) The Bible did not address the morality of slave-ownership.
(c) Several Bible passages directly supported slave-ownership.
(d) Many abolitionists were illiterate and unable to read the Bible.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Tisby, what belief structure was behind the Lost Cause narrative?

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

3. Which northern city was chosen as the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Sothern Christian Leadership Conference?

4. What punishment was imposed on free citizens who failed to assist the authorities in capturing a runaway slave?

5. Why did lynch mobs in Jim Crow regions often target Black preachers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Theodore Bilbo's opinion on racial intermixing?

2. What was the result of the Compromise of 1877?

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

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

5. In Chapter 5, Tisby argues that slavery was both a religious and civil issue. How was slavery a religious issue?

6. 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?

7. Why did many Christian fundamentalists oppose political involvement?

8. What was the "Grandfather Clause"?

9. When Martin Luther King, Jr. was jailed following a protest in Birmingham, eight white clergymen wrote to him. What did they ask him to do?

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

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