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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Blacks were allowed to be an integrated part of the crowds on "common carriers." Which of the following is not a common carrier mentioned in the book?
(a) Plane.
(b) Train.
(c) Steamboat.
(d) Streecars.

2. What was the name of the policy that stated that slave owners should remain in charge because they knew best?
(a) Paternalism.
(b) Obfuscation.
(c) Orientation.
(d) Plantationism.

3. Which states seemed to have the most tolerance for desegregation?
(a) Southern.
(b) Coastal.
(c) Inland.
(d) Border.

4. The actions that took place in the South during this period are often thought of as being a/an:
(a) Aberration.
(b) Resistance.
(c) Revolution.
(d) Mutiny.

5. What is it called when a prevalent body or thought rules the land?
(a) Mutiny.
(b) Communism.
(c) Aberration.
(d) Regime.

6. What is the word that best describes the members of the Republican party that pushed for total integration?
(a) Radical.
(b) Right Wing.
(c) Progressive.
(d) Conservative.

7. Uncle ____ was a term often used to describe Negroes.
(a) Frank.
(b) Tom.
(c) George.
(d) Mason.

8. By separating the whites from the blacks, it was believed that the blacks would remain _____.
(a) Uneducated.
(b) Humble.
(c) Captive.
(d) Subordinate.

9. What word best describes the existing laws regarding the rights of black?
(a) Impossible.
(b) Evolving.
(c) Flexible.
(d) Rigid.

10. What item was often provided to slaves, much to the surprise of the current white population?
(a) Medical care.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Education.
(d) Property ownership..

11. From which state did the court case originate?
(a) Arkansas.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Alabama.
(d) Kansas.

12. How many Northern states allowed black men to vote at this time?
(a) 3.
(b) 5.
(c) 1.
(d) 0.

13. Which segment of the Southern population believed in a societal hierarchy regarding the blacks?
(a) Lower class.
(b) Poverty stricken.
(c) Upper class.
(d) Select class.

14. What segment of the changes that took place in the South lasted the longest?
(a) 3rd.
(b) 4th.
(c) 2nd.
(d) 1st.

15. What was another term for the walled compounds where blacks worked as slaves?
(a) Plantations.
(b) Restricted areas.
(c) Fields.
(d) Groves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Surprisingly, which famous figure supported keeping races separate?

2. Northern blacks, unlike Southern blacks were considered to be free but were not permitted to have a particular status. What was it?

3. What was another name for the outdated laws that pigeon-holed blacks?

4. In what year did this major historical event take place?

5. What formal document is said to have officially abolished slavery?

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