When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Paula Giddings
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What club was organized by Ida Wells-Barnett in 1913.

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

3. Who, in the chapter "The Quest for Woman Suffrage," was quoted as saying "divine law makes no distinction between the sexes"?

4. When did the first African men and women come to Virginia?

5. What did Lottie Wilson Jackson not want Black women to be compelled to ride in?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What were Thomas Moss's final words before he was lynched in Tennessee?

4. Ultimately, why was Thomas Moss lynched?

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 was the Black family under siege between 1890 and 1910?

7. What did Ida B. Wells read in a paper after attending a meeting in Washington, D.C. to speak before Black women activists?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Part two of the book was dedicated to the "new negro" woman. Discuss in detail who the "new negro" was. Why did she have to change? What steps were required for her to become a new woman? What problems did she face as she redefined who she was?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the Black women's clubs detailed in the book and describe:

1) its initial founding

2) the focus of the group

3) the progress the group made and

4) the opposition the group faced.

Essay Topic 3

Black men were the focus in many parts throughout the book. Discuss in detail the issues that Black men had with the progression of Black women in America.

-Where did their (Black men) issues arise from?

-Why did Black men not support Black women?

-How were the issues that Black men faced different from the issues that Black women faced?

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