Midterm: The African American Experience

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  • 1. 
    In the triangular trade system, Britain exchanged goods for slaves which they exported to America.  Which is one thing that they did NOT trade to local African chiefs?
    • A. 

      Textiles

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Guns

    • D. 

      Liquor

  • 2. 
    The trip across the Atlantic ocean from Africa to America was called the middle passage.  About what percentage of slaves died during this voyage?
    • A. 

      Almost none

    • B. 

      About a quarter

    • C. 

      About a half

    • D. 

      Only a few survived.

  • 3. 
    The slaves landed in one of the Caribbean islands for "seasoning."  The purpose of seasoning was to _________ their spirits.
    • A. 

      Ignore

    • B. 

      Deepen

    • C. 

      Humor

    • D. 

      Break

  • 4. 
    After dropping off their human cargo the slave ships returned to England filled with American products.  Which of the following was NOT sent to Europe.
    • A. 

      Tobacco

    • B. 

      Gun powder

    • C. 

      Sugar

    • D. 

      Cotton

  • 5. 
    Virginia (1661), Maryland, and the Carolinas were the first colonies to recognize slavery as a legal institution.  According to these laws, a child of an African woman would be given the status of:
    • A. 

      A slave

    • B. 

      A free person

    • C. 

      An indentured servant

    • D. 

      A slave owner

  • 6. 
    Slavery was justified on many reasons.  Which was NOT a popular belief of slave owners?
    • A. 

      Black souis could be saved.

    • B. 

      The black skin of slaves was due to God's punishment.

    • C. 

      All people including slaves are created equal by their Creator

    • D. 

      Slaves were a separate species.

  • 7. 
    By the time the Civil War broke out, the African American population was about _____ million.
    • A. 

      4.5

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      350

  • 8. 
    Most white Southerners owned slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Marriage was an important facet of the lives of slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Christianity was used by slave owners to make slaves _____________.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Fighting warriors

    • C. 

      Docile

    • D. 

      Good students

  • 11. 
    The first state to outlaw slavery was _______________.
    • A. 

      Massachusetts

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 12. 
    People who fought to end slavery were called _______________.
    • A. 

      Gladiators

    • B. 

      Abolitionists

    • C. 

      Slave masters

    • D. 

      Compromisers

  • 13. 
    Which Supreme Court case made it illegal throughout the country to aid fugitive slaves?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott

    • B. 

      Frederick Douglas

    • C. 

      Nat Turner

    • D. 

      Southampton

  • 14. 
    Which of the following laws did NOT give rights to African Americans?
    • A. 

      The Emancipation Proclamation

    • B. 

      The Thirteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      The Black Codes

    • D. 

      The Reconstruction Act of 1867.

  • 15. 
    In the South the laws used to take rights away from African Americans were called:
    • A. 

      Booker T. Washington laws

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court laws

    • C. 

      The Equal Accommodations Law

    • D. 

      The Jim Crow laws.

  • 16. 
    Despite discrimination and economic hardship, many African Americans volunteered to serve as soldiers during World War I and World War II.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which was NOT a Civil Rights organization fighting for equal rights for all people?
    • A. 

      CORE

    • B. 

      KKK

    • C. 

      SCLC

    • D. 

      NAACP

    • E. 

      The National Urban League

  • 18. 
    There were many heroes fighting to end segregation.  Who below was NOT a fighter for equal rights?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • B. 

      Eugene "Bull" Connor

    • C. 

      Medgar Evers

    • D. 

      Civil Rights demonstrators

  • 19. 
    After his murder, Dr. King's vision of a Civil Rights struggle based on love turned into frequent urban unrest and racial violence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Research has substantiated many qualities about the African American family.  Which one of the following is UNSUBSTANTIATED?
    • A. 

      The African American family tends to be traditional and conservative.

    • B. 

      The African American family tends to be religious and encourages hard work.

    • C. 

      The African American family highly values its children.

    • D. 

      The African American family is plagued by a host of social dysfunctions.

  • 21. 
    Schools with a predominantly black student population tend to have better facilities, superior programs, and a higher ratio of teachers to students than schools with predominantly white populations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What is true about the income gap between African American and white workers?
    • A. 

      The gap of income between African Americans and whites is rapidly narrowing.

    • B. 

      African American workers earn only about 60% of white workers.

    • C. 

      African Americans report higher job satisfaction and mobility than white workers.

    • D. 

      Younger African Americans are less likely to be unemployed than older African Americans.

  • 23. 
    The infant mortality rate for African Americans is twice as high as that for white Americans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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