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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the name of the grocery that had been a target of White resentment?
(a) First Street Grocery.
(b) People's Grocery.
(c) Misson's Grocery.
(d) Southern Grocery.

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

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

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

6. Who was committed to Dr. S. Wier Mitchell's Hospital of Orthopedic and Nervous Diseases because of her inability to withstand the stresses of being educated and financially sound and having to care for ailing members of her family?
(a) Laura Drens.
(b) Mary Stone.
(c) Jane Addams.
(d) Martha Biggins.

7. What exposition in 1893 presented Black women with the opportunity to address the redefining of the criteria of true womanhood?
(a) The Black Rights Exposition.
(b) The Southern Rights Exposition.
(c) The World Colombian Exposition.
(d) The American Liberal Exposition.

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

9. What happened to the Gross National Product between 1869 and 1899?
(a) It was cut by one fourth.
(b) It tripled.
(c) It was cut in half.
(d) It doubled.

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

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

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

13. 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.

14. In what year did the Fifteenth Amendment pass?
(a) 1874.
(b) 1884.
(c) 1880.
(d) 1870.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the chapter "To be a Woman Sublime," what was judged by where a woman wanted to go rather than by where she was?

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

3. What was the name of the woman that taught former slaves in the 1860's in the South Carolina Sea Islands?

4. Who were servant women sold to if they were found guilty of bearing a child of her master's in Virginia?

5. Who, in the chapter "The Quest for Woman Suffrage," was quoted as saying "divine law makes no distinction between the sexes"?

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