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

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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. In what year was Darwin's "Origin of Species" published?

2. According to an article in "The Independent," as referenced by the text in the chapter "Defending Our Name," what did White women prefer to happen to "keep their husbands straight"?

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

4. What, by order of the House of Burgesses, were masters of slaves able to do to their servants?

5. What punishment did Maria receive for attempting to burn down her master's home in Massachusetts?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What preparations did Lugenia Burns Hope make for the CIC meeting in Memphis?

3. What initially was to happen to the monies granted for slum clearance in Daytona Beach?

4. What questions were Blacks left with in the years following WWI?

5. Why did the Moynihan Report claim that the Black male was humiliated?

6. Why did the chapter "Cusp of a New Era" state that Black club women's achievements were most satisfying?

7. In the South, what did racial antipathy do?

8. What caused a dramatic shift in the role of the woman in the work force in 1941?

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

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

Essay 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

Many specific acts against Blacks were defined as being the initial reason to start an organization, a woman's initial involvement in the movement, and a call for serious social change. Discuss in depth one of the acts described in the book (in regard to the beginning of a group), the actions that supported the need for the change, who spearheaded the act, and where they took their hopes for the necessary change.

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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