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

2. According to the chapter "To be a Woman Sublime," what was judged by where a woman wanted to go rather than by where she was?
(a) Equality.
(b) Character.
(c) Morality.
(d) Worth.

3. Whom did the Fifteenth Amendment permit the right to vote to?
(a) Black men.
(b) Black men and white women.
(c) White women.
(d) Black men and women.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were servant women sold to if they were found guilty of bearing a child of her master's in Virginia?

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

3. Who, at an 1869 convention, spoke in support of the Fifteenth Amendment?

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

5. What did Ida B. Wells claim "should have a place of honor in every home"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What incident moved W.E.B. Du Bois to praise Black women for their courage?

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

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