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. Who, according to a law passed by the House of Burgesses, had to give female slaves permission before they could marry?
(a) The slave-master of the premises.
(b) Their master.
(c) The federal government.
(d) The local government.

2. 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 "they find suitable White mistresses to ensure pure blood."
(b) That "their husbands do wrong with colored women."
(c) That "slaves were always on the verge of hostility."
(d) That "the bastard children of their husbands were killed."

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

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

5. Who became dean of Howard University, was a founding member of the NAACP, and opposed women's suffrage?
(a) Eric Mend.
(b) Thomas Mandler.
(c) Francis Maclomb.
(d) Kelly Miller.

6. Who, according to the chapter "To be a Woman Sublime," was the wealthiest and best educated Black woman of the time?
(a) Mary Church Terrell.
(b) Sojourner Truth.
(c) Ida B. Wells.
(d) Fannie Barrier Williams.

7. In the chapter "To Be a Woman Sublime," according to Francis Ellen Harper the nineteenth century is discovering what?
(a) "Woman's power over man."
(b) "Colored women."
(c) "Man's power over woman."
(d) "Woman herself."

8. According to the text, what were Black women "especially adept" at doing to their masters?
(a) Poisoning them.
(b) Seducing them.
(c) Burning fields.
(d) Escaping them.

9. What did the text claim was so "rampant" in the South that thousands of Black women were compelled to leave the South?
(a) Sexual exploitation.
(b) Lynchings.
(c) Murders.
(d) Wife beatings.

10. In 1915, how many state and local branches did the Black Chamber of Commerce have?
(a) 170.
(b) 250.
(c) 16.
(d) 600.

11. What was the name of the slave in 1741 that attempted to burn down the entire settlement of Charleston, Massachusetts?
(a) Mary.
(b) Ida.
(c) Sylvia.
(d) Kate.

12. Who led the NCLU at its founding meeting in Washington, D.C. in 1869?
(a) Harriet Forten Remond.
(b) Isaac Meyers.
(c) Charles Remond.
(d) Robert Purvis.

13. In what city did Black washerwomen announce that they were going to charge a standard rate for their work? (1866)
(a) Jackson.
(b) Memphis.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Nashville.

14. In 1914, who were the largest group of voters in South Carolina?
(a) Black women.
(b) White women.
(c) White men.
(d) Black men.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was by law ordered to be whipped for laying with a negro in 1630?

2. In what year was Darwin's "Origin of Species" published?

3. In 1830, who did Maria Stewart tell that it was their duty to cultivate a pure heart and thirst for knowledge in their children?

4. According to Virginia law, if a Christian was found to "commit fornication" with a Negro man or woman, how would his fines multiply?

5. How many Black female lawyers were there coming into the 1880's?

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