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Unformatted text preview: K” ~—~—-——-r—————— ./ NAME (Pnnt) ‘ Midterm Exam History 207 Spring 2006 PART ONE: MULTIPLE CHOICE 1 point each; 25 points possible. Circle the correct answer. e were two great slave systems on the North American continent in the 18th and early 1“ centuries: the mission system in California and the plantation system in the American southeast. The former was secularized and then collapsed just as the latter was coming to maturity (and the slave-owners coming to consciousness of themselves as a ruling class). This was during which of the following decades: A. 1810s C. 18505 B. 1830s (9 18705 2. Compared with the diet of slaves in the 19th Century American Southeast, the diet of Indians living on 19th century California missions was: ' A. Better; ‘ ‘. Worse C. About the same 3. "In America today, US. senators from the twenty-six smallest states, representing a mere percent of the nation's population, hold a majority in the United States Senate, and, /4 therefore, under the Constitution, regardless of what the President, the House of Represen— “’ U’ tives, or even an overwhelming majority of the American people wants, nothing becomes \3 law if those senators object.“ Which of the following is closest to the corréact percent? 5 \f 4 . A. 10 C. 30 31 B. 20 <6 40 4. In e Constitutional Convention, the "Great Compromise" -— which divided the legislature 'nto two houses (the House of Representatives and the Senate) and stipulated that the Senate would represent states rather than people -- was approved and passed by: A. 5 of the 13 states 9 of the 13 states B. 7 of the 13 states D. 11 of the 13 states 5. f the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, only of them had signed the Declaration of Independence eleven years earlier. Which of the following comes closest to being the correct answer: A. 10 C. 30 Q) 20 D. 40 People who live in Wyoming have more representation in the U. S. Senate than people who live in California. Which of the following comes closest to describing how much more? (\ A. 20 times \C) 40 times E. 60 times B. 30 times D. 50 times Km 7. The Electoral College has rejected the man who won the popular vote for president how many times? A. 2 times C. 4 times ® 3 times D. 5 times 8. Which of the following figures comes closest to describing the percentage of slave-owners who owned 1-5 slaves? A. 20% C. 40% B. 30% a 50% 9. Which of the following figures comes closest to describing the percentage of slave-owners who owned 1-9 slaves? A. 40% C. 60% B. 50% 70% 10. Which of the following figures comes closest to describing foreign-born blacks as a percentage of the US. black population in 1860? ® 1 % C. 15 % , B. 10 % D. 20 % V 11. "Scientific racism" and the concept of "Polygenesis" first appear during which of the following decades? A 1780s C. 18705 3 1830s D. 1890s 12. Which of the figures below comes closest to describing the price, in 1850, of a healthy male slave in his early-20s? A. $200 c. $600 B. $400 $800 13. Of all the Africans brought to the New World as slaves, which of the figures below comes closest to describing the percentage who were brought to the US. (or what became the US.) 5 . 10%. C. * 30% 20% D. 40% ich of the figures below best describes the percentage of US. slaves who, in 1850, lived n a nuclear family with one or both parents? A. 50% Q 70% B. 60% D. 80% 14. onstitution in its original form (i.e., before the amendments were added)... guaranteed everyone the right to vote did not guarantee anyone the right to vote guaranteed only white males the right to vote guarantee only propertied white males the right to vote 16. harles Darwin wrote Origin of Species in which of the following decades: ® 18205 ' C. 1880s B. 18505 D. 18903 17. Who wrote the following? “It’s an intellectual lynching we per-petrate on ourselves. We can ape the white man’s e ry move but until we put something upon the street comer that’s truly our own, we’re right back where we were when they filed off our iron collar." A. ’ Frederick Douglass D. George Fitzhugh G. Stephen Crane B. Abraham Lincoln E. Richard Wright H. Thomas Jefi‘erson C. Walt Whitman F. Zora Neale Hurston Q) Booker T. 'Washington 18. Who wrote the following? t is only in the creation that all our conceptions of the word of God can unite. The creation speaketh a universal language, independently of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they may be. It is an everlasting original, which every man can read. In fine, do we want to know what God is? Search not the book called The Scriptures, which any human hand might make, but the scriptures called The Creation.” 6 Frederick Douglass D. George Fitzhugh G. Stephen Crane B. Abraham Lincoln E. Richard Wright H. Thomas Jefferson C. Walt Whitman F. Zora Neale Hurston I. Booker T. Washington 19. Who wrote the following? “We may infer that he belongs to that exemplary class of society sometimes irreverently styled ‘loafers.’ He is therein represented in a garb half sailor’ s, half workingman’ s, with no superfluous appen—dage of coat or waistcoat, a'wideawake perched jauntin on his head, one hand in his pocket and the other on his hip, with a certain air of mild defiance, and an expression of pensive insolence on his face, which seems to betoken his consciousness of his m1ss10n as ‘the coming man.” A. Frederick Douglass D. George Fitzhugh G. Stephen Crane B. Abraham Lincoln E. Richard Wright H. Thomas Jefferson ~65 Walt Whitman F. Zora Neale Hurston I. Booker T. Washington 20. Who wrote the following? “Not to give a slave enough to eat is regarded as the most aggravated development of meanness, even among slaveholders. The rule is, no matter how coarse the food, only let 21. 22. 23. 24. \ N there be enough of it. This is the theory; and in the part of Maryland from which I came, it / is the general practice, though there are many exceptions.” rederick Douglass . Abraham Lincoln C. Walt Whitman D. George Fitzhugh E. Richard Wright F. Zora Neale Hurston G. Stephen Crane H. Thomas Jefferson , I. Booker T. Washington Who wrote the following? “There has been a change wrought in you, and a very significant change it is, being no less than changing the Negro, in your estimation, from the rank of a man to that of a brute. They a taking him down, placing him among the reptiles and crocodiles. Very soon you will be prepared to deal with the Negro as with the brutes. " A. Frederick Douglass George F itzhugh . Abraham Lincoln @fichard Wright Walt Whitman . Zora Neale Hurston G. Stephen Crane H. Thomas Jefferson I. Booker T. Washington Who wrote the following? “He obviously belongs to that exemplary class of society called ‘loafers.’ He is herein represented in a working-man’s shirt and pants, no waistcoat, his hat cocked on his head, one hand in his pocket and the other on his hip, with a certain air of mild defiance, and an expression of pensive insolence on his face, which seems to betoken his consciousness of himself as an American.” A. Frederick Douglass B. Abraham Lincoln Walt Whitman D. George Fitzhugh E. Richard Wright F. Zora Neale Hurston G. Stephen Crane H. Thomas Jefferson I. Booker T. Washington Who wrote the following? “ tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep for ever, that a revolution in the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situations, is among the possible events. And that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.” A. Frederick Douglass B. Abraham Lincoln C. Walt Whitman D. George Fitzhugh E. Richard Wright F. Zora Neale Hurston Stephen Crane H. Thomas Jefferson 1. Booker T. Washington Who wrote the following? “The final contest will be between the capitalists and the workers, for into these two classes capitalism will ultimately divide society. And the result here will be the same as in Europe: wages will sink more rapidly than the prices of food and shelter till the portion left to the workers will be barely sufficient to preserve existence.” A. Frederick Douglass B. Abraham Lincoln C. Walt Whitman D. George F itzhugh E. Richard Wright F. Zora Neale Hurston . Stephen Crane . Thomas Jefferson I. Booker T. Washington 25. Who wrote the following? "The tall soldier turned and, lurching dangerously, went on. The youth and the tattered soldier followed. They began to have thoughts of a solemn ceremony. There was something rite—like in these movements of the doomed soldier. There was a resem-blance in _ him to a devotee of a mad religion, blood-sucking, muscle-wrenching, bone-crushing. Then he was shaken by a prolonged auge. He stared into space. To the two watchers there was a curious and profound dignity in the firm lines of his awful face. He was invaded by a creeping strangeness that slowly enveloped him. For a moment the tremor of his legs caused him to dance a sort of hideous horn-pipe. His arms beat wildly about his head in expressions of imp-like enthusiasm. His tall figure stretched itself to its full height. There was a slight rending sound. Then it began to swing forward, slow and straight, in the manner of a falling tree. A swift, muscular contortion made the left shoulder strike the ground first. The body seemed to bounce a little way from the earth. 'God,’ said the tattered soldier. The youth had watched, spellbound, this ceremony at the place of meeting. The red sun was pasted in the sky like a wafer." @Stephen Crane H. Thomas Jefferson I. Booker T. Washington A. Frederick Douglass B. Abraham Lincoln C. Walt Whitman D. George Fitzhugh, E. Richard Wright F. Zora Neale Hurston PART TWO: SHORT ANSWER 3 points each; 45 points possible. Most questions require only a sentence or two; write no more than four sentences maximum. '1. What role did newspapers play in small towns during and after the Civil War, as revealed in the photos and excerpts from the book, Wisconsin Death Trip? In class we discussed the implications of Darwin's theory of evOlution that struck 19th century Americans with particular force. Name any four of them. Though outright abolition of the Senate is not possible, Richard Rosenfeld does suggest an alternative at the end of his article "What Democracy? The Case for Abolishing the US. Senate." What is that alternative? Americans have traditionally evaluated the Constitution against the political principles enunciated in the Declaration of Independence. Name any three of the four we discussed in class. In Federalist #10 Madison argues that "the most common and durable source of factions has been" In Federalist #10 Madison uses the terms "republican" and "democratic." What does he mean by those terms? In Federalist #10 Madison writes that his "great object" was to create a government that could "secure the public good and private rights against the danger" of a majority and at the same time "preserve the spirit and form of popular governmen ." He then asks "By what means is this object attainable?" His answer: "Evidently by one of two only." Name those \ His . u ' answer. Ev1dently by one of two only. " Name those aying, "Either you must do A, or means is this object attainable?" two "means " (We , - para hr . YOU must do B. ") p aged ms answer 1“ Class by s 8. Oil the last page of Federalist #10 Madison describes three things he fears the majority might do if they gain power. Name any two of them. 9. In Federalist #51 Madison states the basic premise that underlies his whole argument for the Constitution. What is it (in a single sentence)? ’ 10. ‘ What was it about Sherman's “march to the sea" that signaled "The Inauguration of Modern Warfare"? 11. During the Civil War the camera "democratized" the sensibility of Americans in several ways. List the three we discussed in class. 12. In what ways was antebellum America “simultaneously expansive and exclusive"? (The phrase comes from Eric Foner’s "The Boundaries of Freedom in the Young Republic," which we read in conjunction with Whitman's poem "Song of Myself“). 13. "The Boundaries of Freedom in the Young Republic" describes the political struggles of which two groups? I 14. Name three of the four central elements of the slave-owners' ideology, as discussed in class: 15. Describe the "central contradiction" of American slavery, as it was discussed in class. PART THREE: THE ESSAY QUESTION Choose me of the following; 30 points possible. — Explain why you think the US. Constitution does or does not fiilfill the promises contained in the Declaration of Independence. — Describe Whitman's vision of America as he expressed it in " Song of Myself. " Illustrate your points with examples from the poem itself. 1. hovmwmoam was 137 899“ PART FOUR: EXTRA CREDIT 5 points each; 15 points possible. —— Describe any three of the slave narratives posted on the "American Slave Narratives" web site. Be specific. Include names and other details. READING QUIZ: 0n the next page ...
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