New South Test

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New South Test

Test your knowledge of the New South era!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Political leaders who dominated Georgia during and after Reconstruction, supported new industry, and wanted white supremacy were called ____.    
    • A. 

      Radical Republicans

    • B. 

      Populists

    • C. 

      The Bourbon Triumvirate

    • D. 

      Alliance Democrats

  • 2. 
     Agriculture is to the Old South, as Industry is to the _____.     
    • A. 

      New North

    • B. 

      Manifest Destiny

    • C. 

      New South

    • D. 

      Gold Rush

  • 3. 
    The New South, envisioned by Henry Grady, through his speeches and newspaper articles would ________.   
    • A. 

      Provide separate facilities for different races

    • B. 

      Maintain its southern heritage

    • C. 

      Rival industry up north

    • D. 

      Promote tourism

  • 4. 
     How did Henry Grady promote the New South? (read all options)      
    • A. 

      Passionate speeches about the New South

    • B. 

      Writing editorials for northern newspapers

    • C. 

      Planning and developing the International Cotton Exposition

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
     What event would have been attended by a person making this statement?   “The park was full of the latest technology, new businesses for investment opportunities, and speakers from around the world. What a sight to see the progression the south was making.”       
    • A. 

      Atlanta Race Riot

    • B. 

      Leo Frank court case

    • C. 

      Henry Grady’s editing room

    • D. 

      International Cotton Exposition

  • 6. 
    Who was the leader of the Populist Party in Georgia that created the Rural Free Delivery?    
    • A. 

      John B. Gordon

    • B. 

      Alonzo Herndon

    • C. 

      Tom Watson

    • D. 

      Booker T. Washington

  • 7. 
    What group of people  below supported Tom Watson?     
    • A. 

      Industrialists

    • B. 

      Small town farmers

    • C. 

      Textile mill workers

    • D. 

      Railroad workers

  • 8. 
    1.      Rebecca Felton was a supporter of the temperance movement (the banning of alcohol).    2.      Rebecca Felton fought to bring changes to Georgia’s convict lease system.   3.       ???   Which BEST completes the chart above?     
    • A. 

      Rebecca Felton was a supporter of the Bourbon Triumvirate.

    • B. 

      Rebecca Felton fought against women’s suffrage

    • C. 

      Rebecca Felton urged Georgia leaders to end their practice of white supremacy.

    • D. 

      Rebecca Felton traveled the state encouraging white supremacy

  • 9. 
    Rebecca Felton is most known as the first woman to become ______________ due to her lifetime efforts to fight for women's rights.    
    • A. 

      A Governor

    • B. 

      A U.S. Senator

    • C. 

      A U.S. Representative

    • D. 

      A Lieutenant Governor

  • 10. 
     Which statement below is associated with the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot?     
    • A. 

      Booker T. Washington gives speeches calling for blacks to fight whites.

    • B. 

      W.E.B Debois’ publishes books informing black citizens of their rights.

    • C. 

      Atlanta newspapers publish false reports of black violence against whites.

    • D. 

      Rebecca Felton gives speeches and publishes writings promoting white supremacy.

  • 11. 
     During the Atlanta race riot many black owned businesses and homes were destroyed.  Which of the following had a barber shop and Life insurance company that became a target of white violence during the race riot?   
    • A. 

      Henry Grady

    • B. 

      John Hope

    • C. 

      W.E.B. Dubois

    • D. 

      Alonzo Herndon

  • 12. 
     Which of the following events was an example of anti-Semitism (hatred toward Jews) during the New South period?     
    • A. 

      Creation of the Coca-Cola Company

    • B. 

      The Atlanta Race Riot

    • C. 

      The International Cotton Exposition

    • D. 

      The Leo Frank Case

  • 13. 
    Leo Frank was convicted of murdering young Mary Phagan. Which of the following would be an explanation of why he did not receive a fair trial?      
    • A. 

      He was a well-known Populist leader

    • B. 

      He was a leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia

    • C. 

      He was a Jewish immigrant, successful businessman, employee of young children in his factory, and a yankee from the north

    • D. 

      He was associated with the Bourbon Triumvirate.

  • 14. 
     Which of the following was an effect of the County Unit System?   
    • A. 

      Densely (heavily) populated areas had more voting power.

    • B. 

      Most of the voting power was in the metro Atlanta area

    • C. 

      African Americans had more voting power

    • D. 

      Rural areas had the most voting power

  • 15. 
    Separate restrooms, lunch counters, drinking fountains, and bus station waiting rooms are examples of ____.      
    • A. 

      Segregation

    • B. 

      Jim Crow laws

    • C. 

      The Southern attempt at “Separate but Equal”

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
      What was the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling in Plessy V. Ferguson?     
    • A. 

      Legalizing the prohibition of alcohol

    • B. 

      Abolition of Slavery

    • C. 

      Jim Crow laws spread throughout the south

    • D. 

      Equal rights for blacks

  • 17. 
     Jim Crow laws were laws that...?     
    • A. 

      Integrated races

    • B. 

      Segregated races

    • C. 

      Degradated races

    • D. 

      Litigated races

  • 18. 
    What is being represented by the cartoon to the left?         
    • A. 

      The path women took to get the right to vote.

    • B. 

      The ways in which African Americans were disenfranchised.

    • C. 

      Law enforcement officials upheld the 15th amendment rights for African Americans.

    • D. 

      Many women had their voting rights taken away.

  • 19. 
      What was W.E. B. DeBois’ belief on how African Americans could gain equality with whites?     
    • A. 

      DuBois believed that black Americans could participate in non-violent protests to get what they wanted

    • B. 

      DuBois believed that black Americans should react to white violence with more violence

    • C. 

      He believed that economic freedom would eventually lead to social change

    • D. 

      He believed that a “Talented Tenth” of black Americans would lead to social change

  • 20. 
       How did the views of Booker T. Washington differ from those of W.E.B DuBois?    
    • A. 

      Washington felt equality would be achieved gradually while DuBois felt equality should be immediate.

    • B. 

      Washington felt equality would be achieved through education while DuBois felt equality would be achieved through economic independence.

    • C. 

      Washington felt equality should be immediate while DuBois felt equality would be achieved gradually.

    • D. 

      Washington supported integration while DuBois supported racial separatism.

  • 21. 
    Who is represented by the following traits? ·         1st black president of Morehouse College   ·         Helped DuBois create the NAACP ·         Wife, Lugenia, started the Neighborhood Union      
    • A. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

    • B. 

      John Hope

    • C. 

      Alonzo Herndon

    • D. 

      Henry Grady

  • 22. 
    Booker T. Washington gave a famous speech at the International Cotton Exposition regarding race relations.  What was the name of the speech?     
    • A. 

      “Atlanta Compromise” Speech

    • B. 

      “I Have A Dream” Speech

    • C. 

      “Tear Down This Wall” Speech

    • D. 

      “Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself” Speech

  • 23. 
    • -Born a slave in 1858
    • -Became a  barber and opened his own barber shop
    • -In 1905, bought a small life insurance company for $140
    Who do the events above represent?    
    • A. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

    • B. 

      John Hope

    • C. 

      Alonzo Herndon

    • D. 

      Booker T. Washington

  • 24. 
      From the businesses below, which made Alonzo Herndon a successful businessman?       
    • A. 

      Atlanta Mutual Life Insurance Company

    • B. 

      Coca-Cola

    • C. 

      Georgia Pacific

    • D. 

      Home Depot

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statement best summarizes the impact of Lugenia Hope?    
    • A. 

      Through her creation of the “Neighborhood Union”, she offered clubs for boys and girls, and helped improve African American neighborhoods in Atlanta.

    • B. 

      She ended disenfranchisement by helping African American communities learn about their first amendment right to sign a petition.

    • C. 

      She started an organization called Hope for the Homeless, which cared for orphans in the Atlanta area.

    • D. 

      Through her creation of the Atlanta Community Center, she encouraged African American communities to join together and defend themselves against racial violence.

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