The Strange Career of Jim Crow Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. From which state did the court case originate?

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

3. 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?

4. What was not started in the south as it is commonly believed?

5. What was responsible for assisting the schools and other organizations adapt to the new laws?

Short Essay Questions

1. What major step is included in the second phase of history in the south? What was it called?

2. What were the names of some of the alternatives presented to the Southerners?

3. Overall, how can the all of the segments be bound to one specific group or cause? What was the outcome as far as how it has progressed?

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

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

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

7. Describe the basic structure of the plantation and the relationship between slave and owner.

8. What event(s) caused the federal government to take less interest in civil rights activities?

9. Despite the relationships that may have developed in this setting, one should never assume that it would affect what part of the relationship?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss police involvement in the Old South. How did the police react to racial violence? Were the police true to the law or were their actions biased? If the actions were biased, in what way were they biased and by whom? How could the blacks know if the police were on their side? What might have been done to ensure that the police were on hand to protect and serve?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast racism in Europe with racism in America. Use examples from the 1920s as well as today.

Essay Topic 3

The author talks about blacks leaving white churches in order to form their own. One of the most famous Southern black churches was the AME Church. What is the AME Church? Describe the church, its founders, mission, purpose and actions. Where was the church based? How many affiliates were there? How was the church affiliated with the black community? Does the church still exist?

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