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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the first Black novel published in America? (1861)
(a) "Clotel."
(b) "Freedom RIngs."
(c) "A Story."
(d) "Black."

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

3. Where did Lucy C. Laney graduate from?
(a) William and Mary.
(b) Princeton.
(c) Cornell University.
(d) Atlanta University.

4. When did the first African men and women come to Virginia?
(a) 1687.
(b) 1619.
(c) 1734.
(d) 1567.

5. How much money did the CWL successfully lobby to establish kindergarten classes in 1898?
(a) $20,000.
(b) $7,000.
(c) $12,000.
(d) $4,000.

6. How many Whites were shot on the Saturday night raid on the local Black grocery?
(a) 1.
(b) 5.
(c) 7.
(d) 3.

7. 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) 75,000.
(b) 40,000.
(c) 82,000.
(d) 68,000.

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

9. 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 and white mothers.
(b) Black men.
(c) Black mothers.
(d) Teachers.

10. What was the name of the largest Black sorority in 1908?
(a) Pi Beta Alpha.
(b) Alpha Kappa Alpha.
(c) Alpha Beta Kappa.
(d) Kappa Delta Sigma.

11. Who became the first Black Alderman of Chicago?
(a) Jefferson Terrell.
(b) Thomas Paine.
(c) Anthony Roberts.
(d) Oscar DePriest.

12. What was the name of the Black woman that threatened to boycott the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 if Black women were not given a "more substantial voice in the proceedings"?
(a) Josephine Seams.
(b) Ida B. Jones.
(c) Jane P. Merritt.
(d) Mary Franklin.

13. How many Black female lawyers were there coming into the 1880's?
(a) 5.
(b) 17.
(c) 10.
(d) 54.

14. According to Virginia law, if a Christian was found to "commit fornication" with a Negro man or woman, how would his fines multiply?
(a) By three.
(b) By six.
(c) By two.
(d) By four.

15. Following the Civil War, why how did Black men "vindicate their manhood"?
(a) By purchase of thier wives from the slave holder.
(b) By petitioning the government.
(c) By taking authority of women.
(d) By declaring themselves head-of-household.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who, in 1609, was sold to a group of Native Americans by Captain John Smith?

4. What did the text claim was so "rampant" in the South that thousands of Black women were compelled to leave the South?

5. Who from Columbia University described the late nineteenth century as a time of "rapid expansion, desperate competition and peremptory rejection of failure"?

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