When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Test | Final 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 was the first White woman named as executive director of the CIC?

2. How much did Mary McLeod Bethune have as her initial investment to start a school?

3. What mission in New York, helped women get job-placement, job training, and offered Afro-American history courses?

4. Why did the magazine of the NAACP in 1919 state that Black women felt pride for Black men during the race riots?

5. What show featured Black women singing arias from "Faust," "Rigoletto," and other operas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Mary McLeod Bethune do at the age of 52 in 1927?

2. Why did "Half-Century" in 1922 state that brown skin was more appealing?

3. According to Virginia Durr, what were the two ways that the Depression affected people?

4. In 1919, what unusual step did Senator Henry Cabot Lodge take?

5. What accomplishments did the NACW have by 1916?

6. Why did the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt not give Black leaders any reason to celebrate?

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

8. What were the ratio differences between young Black women and young White women over the age of fourteen working?

9. What did the radical atmosphere of the 1920's make possible for Blacks to initiate in the political arena?

10. Describe the KKK between 1915 and 1919.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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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