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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does DuBois say does not wince when he sits with him?
(a) His boss.
(b) His student's father.
(c) His student.
2. What ideal does DuBois say has vanished?
(a) The northern businessman.
(b) The gentleman farmer.
(c) The noble servant.
(d) The Southern gentleman.
3. What is the third stream of thought DuBois describes in Chapter 6?
(a) Aspiration to equality.
(b) Greedy thoughts of profit.
(c) Thoughts of revenge.
(d) The longing for the past.
4. What traits does DuBois say are associated with the plantation Negro?
(a) Sulky laziness.
(b) Joyful abandon.
(c) Scheming wiliness.
5. The Black Belt is described as the ______ of the Confederacy.
(a) Blues capital.
(b) Bread basket.
6. What is the afterthought to this third thought, in DuBois' account?
(a) Dread of confrontation.
(b) Doubt about blacks’ worth.
(c) Despair over human nature.
(d) Doubts about whites’ power.
7. What was gained in the Atlanta Compromise?
(b) Economic training.
(c) 40 acres and a mule for each former slave.
(d) The franchise.
8. What does Hippomenes do to win the race and marry Atalanta?
(a) Set a trap and capture her.
(b) Divert the racecourse.
(c) Tie her down with golden thread.
(d) Distract her with golden apples.
9. What position were blacks in, under the Freedmen’s Bureau?
(a) Students of democracy.
(b) Children of each state.
(c) Workers in the American business.
(d) Wards of the U.S. government.
10. When were the slaves emancipated in the U.S.?
11. How does DuBois characterize life as a black man in America?
(a) He says that he is superfluous.
(b) He says that life does not know him.
(c) He says that he is invisible.
(d) He says that he lives within the Veil.
12. Where did DuBois says that he learned that he was black?
(a) In the womb.
(b) In school.
(c) In his house.
(d) In the crib.
13. What does DuBois want to teach a thinking man to do?
(d) Practice an art.
14. What does DuBois propose to measure a bushel of wheat against, at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) Heartfuls of sorrow.
(b) Black women’s tears.
(c) Black blood.
(d) Lynched black men.
15. How does DuBois characterize the slave kindergarten that was raised in West Dougherty County?
(a) The most intractable.
(b) The most motivated.
(c) The richest ever.
(d) The most fractious
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the central problem DuBois addresses?
2. Where is truth, in the poem that opens Chapter 2?
3. What was the result of the Revolution of 1876?
4. What was Ben Butler’s solution to the escaped slaves showing up in his camp?
5. Where did industrial education fit, in the four stages of progress DuBois describes?
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