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

2. According to Virginia law, if a Christian was found to "commit fornication" with a Negro man or woman, how would his fines multiply?

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

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

5. What exposition in 1893 presented Black women with the opportunity to address the redefining of the criteria of true womanhood?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Ultimately, why was Thomas Moss lynched?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2

How did Black women impact the issues associated with race? What did they initiate? What progress were they responsible for?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, Ida B. Wells is discussed in great detail. Discuss Well's accomplishments throughout her time as an activist.

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