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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. According to the chapter "Defending Our Name" what did Black women have to confront and redefine?
(a) Womanhood.
(b) Racism.
(c) Classism.
(d) Morality.

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

3. What was established for the purpose of invalid girls to go and help the poor?
(a) Farcet House.
(b) Well-Stone Home.
(c) Hull House.
(d) Miller's House.

4. 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?
(a) J. Rosamond Johnson.
(b) Harriet Tubman.
(c) Sojourner Truth.
(d) Ida B. Wells.

5. In 1895, who was the principal of the Tuskegee Institute?
(a) Booker T. Washington.
(b) Andrew Carnegie.
(c) Terrance Williams.
(d) Frederick Douglass.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the first Black child born in America?

2. What was the name of the slave in 1741 that attempted to burn down the entire settlement of Charleston, Massachusetts?

3. 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"?

4. Where was Mary Church Terrell living when she heard the news of the grocer's lynching?

5. In 1913, what group organized a march in Washington, D.C. for the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did the end of the chapter "Prelude to a Movement" state were the problems that educated Black women faced?

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

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

5. Although written to discuss the animal world, Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species" was consequently paralleled to human society. How was this explained?

6. Why did the chapter "Defending Our Name" state that Ida B. Wells should have been pleased?

7. What happened as a result of Ida B. Wellss' British tour?

8. What commonalities did Black and White women's organizations have?

9. What did Robert Purvis say about the equality of sexes?

10. At a women's rights meeting in Akron, Ohio, what was Sojourner Truth's message?

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