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

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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. Whom did Anna Julia Cooper state was the "finest woman I have ever known"?

2. Who became dean of Howard University, was a founding member of the NAACP, and opposed women's suffrage?

3. Where did Lucy C. Laney graduate from?

4. Who wrote the poem "Deliverance"?

5. Who, according to a law passed by the House of Burgesses, had to give female slaves permission before they could marry?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What law did Virginia pass in regard to children born to Black female slaves and their masters?

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

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

7. What headlines ran on Christmas Day in 1884 in the "Daily Appeal"?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Wartime for Black women was a very difficult period. Discuss the added problems that Black women faced during wartime. How did war change how Black women were seen by society? What changes did Black women make in response to the wars? What affect did war have on the Black woman and her family?

Essay Topic 2

Although the book's focus was mainly on the problems that Black women faced, issues that White women faced were also detailed. Compare and contrast the issues that both White and Black women faced.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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