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Who was the son of a white master and a slave that went on to found the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, one of the most successful black-owned insurance businesses in the nation
a) Alonzo Herndon
b) W. E. B. DuBois
c) Maynard Jackson
d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the South after the Civil War, which of the following enforced segregation in public accommodations
a) Property Taxes
b) Jim Crow Laws
c) County Unit Rules
d) Grandfather Clauses

During the New South Era, why did Georgia host 3 'expositions' between 1881 and 1895?
a) to encourage tourism
b) to attract new industries
c) to increase political power
d) to oppose the New South concept

Why were Jim Crow laws passed in Georgia?
a) to encourage industrial growth
b) to enforce the policy of segregation
c) to protect the civil rights of minorities
d) to provide financial relief to farmers

A key part of Henry Grady's definition of the 'New South' was...
a) a refusal to trade with the North
b) providing free college education to all
c) an increase in the amount of manufacturing
d) guaranteeing equal rights for African Americans

Which of these statements describes sharecropping in the South after the Civil War?
a) Most southern state governments eventually outlawed sharecropping because it plaved a major burden on the landowner
b) Many people were able to become rich from the practice of sharecropping
c) Sharecropping looked similar to slavery - many workers received little or no income and remained in the cycle of poverty
d) After the Civil War very few Southerners believed in Sharecropping and tried to find a way to make it illegal

The Bourbon Triumvirate was an important group in Georgia after Reconstruction. Which best describes the members of this group?
a) Founders of the Ku Klux Klan
b) Members of the Republican Party
c) Citizens opposing the Prohibition
d) Supporters of the New South Movement

Which organization did the federal government create in 1865 to supervise the transition of slaves to freedom
a) Howard University
b) Freedmen's Bureau
c) American Civil Liberties Union
d) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Which of the following strategies were used to disenfranchise black Georgians in the early 1900s?
a) Poll Tax, Literacy Test, White Primary
b) Poll Tax, White Primary, Voting Rights Act
c) General Elections, 15th Amendment, Poll Tax
d) Grandfather Clause, White Primary, 15th Amendment

What led to the Populist Party becoming unsuccessful in Georgia?
a) The Populist Party was identified with Black Voters
b) The Populist Party supported the North in the Civil War
c) The Populist Party was against the rights of young farmers and workers
d) The Populist Party was outlawed by the Democrat-controlled state legislature

The Supreme Court Case Plessy v. Ferguson made what practice legal?
a) Poll Taxes
b) Segregation
c) Literacy Tests
d) Slavery

The results of the legal case involving which person struck fear in Jewish Southerners until the Civil Rights Movement brought significant changes?
a) Leo Frank
b) Mary Phagan
c) Carl Sanders
d) Samuel Worcester

What was the main goal of the Bourbon Triumvirate
a) To transform Georgia from an industrialized economy to an agrarian economy
b) To convince the rest of the nation that Georgia's cotton was the best quality
c) To transform Georgia from an Agrarian Economy to an Industrialized Economy
d) To convince the rest of the nation that Georgia's tobacco was the best quality

Why was the International Cotton Exposition important
a) It led to Northern businesses removing all of their money from southern factories
b) It led to northern businesses investing money in Southern factories
c) It led to nothing significant at all
d) It led to Southern farmers buying all of the cotton the North could produce

What was the major complaint of the County Unit System?
a) It gave large urban counties too much political power
b) It gave small urban counties too much political power
c) It gave large rural counties too much political power
d) It gave small rural counties too much political power

Who urged African Americans to speak out against discrimination and also became a founder of the NAACP?
a) Booker T. Washington
b) W.E.B. DuBois
c) Lugenia Burns Hope
d) Thomas Jefferson

Which statement describes Booker T. Washington?
a) White Southerner who strongly opposed ending segregation
b) African-American who campaigned for racial equality and an end to segregation
c) African American who believed that an African American achieved equality through hard work, founded Tuskegee Institute
d) White Northerner who came to the South to help newly freed slaves adjust to their new way of life

Who was one of the most important African American politicians elected to the General Assembly in Georgia during reconstruction?
a) Henry McNeal Turner
b) W.E.B. DuBois
c) Booker T. Washington
d) Martin Luther King Jr.

Which of the following was not a Reconstruction Amendment?
a) Law outlawing slavery
b) Law giving citizenship to all African Americans
c) Law giving African Americans the right to vote
d) Law recognizing that each state must have one African American politician

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