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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 what city did Black washerwomen announce that they were going to charge a standard rate for their work? (1866)
(a) Nashville.
(b) Memphis.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Jackson.

2. What was the name of the first Black child born in America?
(a) Baby Douglass.
(b) Baby Williams.
(c) Baby Wells.
(d) Baby Anthoney.

3. How many Whites were shot on the Saturday night raid on the local Black grocery?
(a) 7.
(b) 3.
(c) 5.
(d) 1.

4. Who was known as the "Uncrowned Queen of American Democracy"?
(a) Sojourner Truth.
(b) Ida B. Wells.
(c) Lady Somerset.
(d) Frances Willard.

5. 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) Mary Wright.
(c) Sara Brooks.
(d) Martha Banks.

Short Answer Questions

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

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. Who, in 1609, was sold to a group of Native Americans by Captain John Smith?

4. Who led the NCLU at its founding meeting in Washington, D.C. in 1869?

5. What was the name of the first Black novel published in America? (1861)

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Representative Clark of Florida (1915) prefer to look at women?

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

4. Describe the two sides regarding the Fifteenth Amendment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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