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

2. How many signatures did the Victoria Earle Mathew's Loyal Union collect in support of the Blair Amendment?
(a) 8,800.
(b) 10,000+.
(c) 5,000.
(d) 9,100.

3. 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) Thomas Mandler.
(d) Francis Maclomb.

4. 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) Jane P. Merritt.
(b) Josephine Seams.
(c) Mary Franklin.
(d) Ida B. Jones.

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

6. Where was Mary Church Terrell living when she heard the news of the grocer's lynching?
(a) Washington, D.C.
(b) New York City.
(c) Nashville.
(d) Fairbanks.

7. What punishment did Maria receive for attempting to burn down her master's home in Massachusetts?
(a) Lynched.
(b) Sale to a tobacco farm.
(c) Burned at the stake.
(d) Banishment.

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

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

10. Who, in the chapter "The Quest for Woman Suffrage," was quoted as saying "divine law makes no distinction between the sexes"?
(a) Reverend R.E. Wall.
(b) Frederick Douglass.
(c) Sojourner Truth.
(d) Ida B. Wells.

11. In 1913, what group organized a march in Washington, D.C. for the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration?
(a) The NAACP.
(b) The NAWSA.
(c) The BWLA.
(d) The WOW.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who, according to the chapter "To be a Woman Sublime," was the wealthiest and best educated Black woman of the time?

2. In 1895, who was the principal of the Tuskegee Institute?

3. What did the chapter, "To Be A Woman Sublime" state to be a watershed in the history of Black women?

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

5. In what year did the Fifteenth Amendment pass?

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