The Strange Career of Jim Crow Test | Final 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. By what year did Southern segregation realize its completion?

2. The appointment of a(n) _________ in South Carolina fueled even more racial violence.

3. What was the name of the city that burned?

4. It is stated that the American belief in the equality of ______ has never known sectional boundaries.

5. In how many cities did race riots occur after the return of white soldiers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the message given to the Negroes from white industrialists? How did it affect nationwide racism?

2. How did the Jim Crow laws change beginning in 1920?

3. What became the symbol for white supremacy? How was this symbol often flaunted?

4. Name some of the reasons for the group to ease back on their efforts.

5. What was believed to be the cause of the Second Reconstruction?

6. What was a major missing element in the battle for Progressive reform?

7. What group of states announced that it would integrate their schools? What was the opinion of the school systems in the Deep South regarding the time line?

8. What happened when the courts finally set up a strict implementation plan? Who was in charge?

9. What input did scholars have on racism? What sections of this group were most influential in the opinion?

10. What happened to many of the people that did not go to fight in World War I?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss in detail the family history of Jim Crow, from slavery to professional success. Include as many historical facts as possible.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss in detail the 1956 Republican and Democratic political conventions. How were the main issues regarding racism and segregation addressed? Which party was the most vocal about the issues at hand? What was happening with school integration at that point? Which party was first to step up to support federal law to integrate southern schools?

Essay Topic 3

The book makes several references to the landmark case of Oliver Brown v. The Board of Education. The case took place during the height of the racial upheaval in the south in the 1940s and 1950s, mainly in Little Rock, AR. Discuss the court case and all of its details. What was the final decision in the case? When was the case resolved? Do you think that the actions of the Little Rock Nine and their families and friends had a significant impact on the case and the future of southern education? Explain.

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