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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did Ida B. Wells-Barnett claim robbed women of one of the most glorious advantages?
(a) Ignoring their culture.
(b) Bowing to White power.
(c) Marrying poor.
(d) Not having children.

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

5. According to the Chapter "Defending Our Name," what city in 1893 exported more cotton than any other city in America?
(a) Memphis.
(b) Nashville.
(c) Birmingham.
(d) Charleston.

6. Who was lynched at the opening of the book?
(a) Stewart Wells.
(b) Derrik Jones.
(c) Thomas Moss.
(d) Shawn Morgan.

7. Who was known as the "Uncrowned Queen of American Democracy"?
(a) Frances Willard.
(b) Sojourner Truth.
(c) Lady Somerset.
(d) Ida B. Wells.

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

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

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

11. What did Dr. Cesare Lombroso publish in 1876?
(a) "Criminal Man."
(b) "Adaptations of the Post-Slave."
(c) "Science of the Negro."
(d) "Wickedness of the Black."

12. What, by order of the House of Burgesses, were masters of slaves able to do to their servants?
(a) Whip them.
(b) Have intercourse with them.
(c) Hang them.
(d) Starve them.

13. How many Black women were registered to vote in New York, where their vote successfully brought about the delegation of Gertrude Curtis and Laura Fisher to the Republican Convention?
(a) 40,000.
(b) 75,000.
(c) 82,000.
(d) 68,000.

14. 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) Orsen Walls.
(c) Stephen Strenton.
(d) Richard Hofstadter.

15. What was the name of the woman that taught former slaves in the 1860's in the South Carolina Sea Islands?
(a) Martha Banks.
(b) Laura Towne.
(c) Sara Brooks.
(d) Mary Wright.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What club was organized by Ida Wells-Barnett in 1913.

3. Who was the author of the first Black novel written in America?

4. Who in February of 1893 was lynched in Paris, Texas under the accusation that he had raped a 5-year-old White girl?

5. How much money did the CWL successfully lobby to establish kindergarten classes in 1898?

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