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. The landmark court case discussed throughout the book is Oliver Brown v. The Board of Education of ________.

2. Who was responsible for "chipping away" at the 14th Amendment in the late 1800s?

3. What devastating period in history also assisted in easing racial tensions?

4. The NAACP file suits against how many school boards throughout the Deep South?

5. What was the name of the landmark legislation put into effect by the president?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what level did Southern segregation rise to by 1915?

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

3. Describe the riots that took place during 1919. How many cities experienced the racial violence?

4. How did racial tensions increase at the end of World War I?

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

6. 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?

7. What happened that caused the people opposed to segregation to back down?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Research and write an essay on the formation of the Ku Klux Klan. When was the organization formed, who was it formed by and in what location? When did the KKK come to the peak of power? In which states did it maintain the strongest hold? Who was likely to be a member in the secret society? Is the KKK still active? What is their mission or goal?

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