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 was the name of the first Black novel published in America? (1861)

2. What was the name of the largest Black sorority in 1908?

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

4. What did the text claim was so "rampant" in the South that thousands of Black women were compelled to leave the South?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to the chapter "Casting of the Die," how did English slave traders describe Black women?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What opinion did "The Woman's Era" (1894) offer regarding the traditional roles of women?

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

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

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

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 one of the book was dedicated to Black women "inventing themselves." Discuss in detail the steps that Black women needed to take to invent themselves.

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