When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What city did the lynching occur at the opening of the book?
(a) Nashville.
(b) Memphis.
(c) Birmingham.
(d) Montgomery.

2. What novel spoke to the desire of slave women to become the mistress of their masters?
(a) "The Negro Family."
(b) "Conditions of the Negro in America."
(c) "Desires of the American Slave."
(d) "A Need for More."

3. Who in February of 1893 was lynched in Paris, Texas under the accusation that he had raped a 5-year-old White girl?
(a) Robert Stank.
(b) Charlie Moor.
(c) Terrance Scott.
(d) Henry Smith.

4. According to an article in "The Independent," as referenced by the text in the chapter "Defending Our Name," what did White women prefer to happen to "keep their husbands straight"?
(a) That "their husbands do wrong with colored women."
(b) That "they find suitable White mistresses to ensure pure blood."
(c) That "the bastard children of their husbands were killed."
(d) That "slaves were always on the verge of hostility."

5. What nation's exhibit did Frederick Douglass preside over at the exposition of 1893?
(a) Cuba.
(b) South Africa.
(c) Haiti.
(d) Jamaica.

6. What did the text in the chapter "Prelude to a Movement" detail that captains of industry would later be called?
(a) "Dismantlers."
(b) "Easers of Poverty."
(c) "Freedom Fighters."
(d) "Robber barons."

7. In what year was Darwin's "Origin of Species" published?
(a) 1786.
(b) 1859.
(c) 1890.
(d) 1803.

8. In 1830, who did Maria Stewart tell that it was their duty to cultivate a pure heart and thirst for knowledge in their children?
(a) Black men.
(b) Black mothers.
(c) Black and white mothers.
(d) Teachers.

9. Who from Columbia University described the late nineteenth century as a time of "rapid expansion, desperate competition and peremptory rejection of failure"?
(a) Micheal Miller.
(b) Stephen Strenton.
(c) Richard Hofstadter.
(d) Orsen Walls.

10. Who was the author of the first Black novel written in America?
(a) Frederick Douglass.
(b) Richard M. Morester.
(c) W.E.B. Du Bois.
(d) William Wells Brown.

11. Whose philosophy did schools need to use in order to insure funding for Black schools?
(a) W.E.B. Du Bois.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) Ida B. Wells.
(d) Booker T. Washington.

12. What caused the death of both of Ida B. Wells' parents?
(a) Diphtheria.
(b) Polio.
(c) Small pox.
(d) Yellow fever.

13. Who, according to W.E.B. Du Bois, could you not bribe?
(a) Black people.
(b) White people.
(c) White women.
(d) Black women.

14. What did Lottie Wilson Jackson not want Black women to be compelled to ride in?
(a) Smoking cars.
(b) "Colored cars."
(c) Luggage cars.
(d) Third Class.

15. What did the chapter, "To Be A Woman Sublime" state to be a watershed in the history of Black women?
(a) The organization of the NACW.
(b) The organization of th YWCA.
(c) The organization of the AAWO.
(d) The NAACP.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the Chapter "Defending Our Name," what city in 1893 exported more cotton than any other city in America?

2. Who was lynched at the opening of the book?

3. In 1874, what was the most formidable women's organization in Britain?

4. What did Ida B. Wells-Barnett claim robbed women of one of the most glorious advantages?

5. According to Virginia law, how many additional years of servitude did a servant woman have to serve if she bore the child of her master?

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