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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. Who is the author of "The Silent South?"
(a) Blair.
(b) Fitzgerald.
(c) Cable.
(d) Lewis.

2. Northern blacks, unlike Southern blacks were considered to be free but were not permitted to have a particular status. What was it?
(a) Government.
(b) Political.
(c) Legal.
(d) Professional.

3. What caused the biggest conflict between the beliefs of that particular culture and the culture of the blacks?
(a) Segregation.
(b) Civil Rights.
(c) Ownership.
(d) Education.

4. What was the term used to define government officials put in charge of the new laws regarding former slaves?
(a) Resurrected.
(b) Relinquished.
(c) Redeemed.
(d) Reformed.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was one of the things a freedman might do after leaving the plantation where he lived?

2. A small minority of domestic slaves developed what with their masters?

3. What major historical event took place in the 1870s?

4. Uncle ____ was a term often used to describe Negroes.

5. What aspect of Southern history involves plantations and slaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. What important period does the third segment of the history follow? How does it relate to the others? How was this period characterized?

2. Explain at least one of the reasons the whites wanted to press the issue of blacks being an inferior race.

3. Discuss the court system in regards to racial segregation.

4. Describe some of the choices Southerner were required to make regarding the status of races.

5. Although more states entered the union, there were no new laws regarding blacks. Discuss this fact and the eligibility of voting status for black men.

6. According to the text, what was included in the first segment of southern history as we know it? How many segments are there in total?

7. Describe the atmosphere regarding the presence of blacks in public and private facilities during the late 19th century.

8. The laws responsible for keeping blacks have developed a nickname. What was the name and where did it supposedly come from?

9. It has been shown that full-fledged segregation occurred in the North, and was transported to the South after the Civil War. Discuss this fact.

10. Despite the advances made in race relationships since the end of the Civil War, the battle between the North and South still carries some weight. Discuss this concept and why it is still a popular issue.

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