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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. In 1874, what was the most formidable women's organization in Britain?
(a) The FCWB.
(b) The ECWO.
(c) The WCTU.
(d) The NACB.

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

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

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who became the first Black Alderman of Chicago?

2. According to the chapter "Defending Our Name," who "stole the show" at the founding meeting of the uniting of the National Federation of Afro-American Women and the National Association of Colored Women?

3. Whose philosophy did schools need to use in order to insure funding for Black schools?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What caused Mary Church Terrell to plunge head-first into a life of vibrant activism?

3. Why did the mother of a young Black teenager refuse to let her appear in court regarding E.D. Nixon's test case for desegregation of the buses in Montgomery, Alabama?

4. What was Madame Walker known for?

5. What caused a dramatic shift in the role of the woman in the work force in 1941?

6. Describe the KKK between 1915 and 1919.

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

8. Why did the chapter "The Quest for Woman Suffrage" state that women's suffrage was important?

9. What was the purpose of the World Colombian Exposition of 1893?

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

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