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

2. The level of tolerance regarding racial equality was directly related to which of the following?
(a) Relation to Mason-Dixon line.
(b) Proximity.
(c) Political affiliation.
(d) Age.

3. How many segments can Southern history be divided into?
(a) 6.
(b) 4.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

4. That particular type of philosophy was often referred to as a(n) ______ philosophy.
(a) Aristocratic.
(b) Purposeless.
(c) Viable.
(d) Uninformed.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What famous court case was monumental in changing laws and views regarding segregation?

2. In what year was "The Silent South" published?

3. In what year was a decision made regarding the case?

4. What is it called when a prevalent body or thought rules the land?

5. In what year did the approval for voting appear?

Short Essay Questions

1. What actions and events was the most recent phase responsible for bringing about?

2. What phenomena emerged that may have caused the end of the alliance between blacks and conservative whites?

3. Name at least one major change that took place during the Redemption.

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

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

6. Although conservatives were often the enemy of the civil rights movement at the time, blacks often sought solace there. Explain.

7. Although the South is usually seen as being the worst of two evils when it comes to mixed cultures, the North practiced more residential segregation. Explain.

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

9. The author gives examples of the types of places in which segregation was prevalent. Name some of those social and political arenas.

10. Discuss why city life in the Antebellum South was not really amenable to slavery and segregation. How was city life affected?

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