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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who, at an 1869 convention, spoke in support of the Fifteenth Amendment?
(a) W.E.B. Du Bois.
(b) Mattie Griffith.
(c) Frances Ellen Harper.
(d) Donna Mary Banks.

4. 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 doubled.
(d) It tripled.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the grocery that had been a target of White resentment?

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"?

3. Who became dean of Howard University, was a founding member of the NAACP, and opposed women's suffrage?

4. What did Ida B. Wells-Barnett claim robbed women of one of the most glorious advantages?

5. What was the motto of the NACW?

Short Essay Questions

1. After emancipation, what did both Black men and women escape from? (Not in regard to slavery itself.)

2. What opinion did "The Woman's Era" (1894) offer regarding the traditional roles of women?

3. A month before Blacks set foot in Virginia, what laws did the House of Burgesses pass?

4. According to the chapter "Casting of the Die," how did English slave traders describe Black women?

5. How did Mary Ann Shadd Cary prove that she, as a Black woman, should have the right to vote?

6. Why was the Black family under siege between 1890 and 1910?

7. Why did many of the Baptist clergy state that the only place for women was in the church singing?

8. What contradictions did Black women face when it came to supporting Booker T. Washington?

9. What were the differences between the Black and White women's organizations?

10. Ultimately, why was Thomas Moss lynched?

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