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Quiz 3 Study Guide

Quiz 3 will consist of short answer, multiple choice and short sentences. This will be a timed quiz no more than 45 to 50 minutes, so you need to prepare ahead of time and study your notes before you begin the exam.



Chpt. 2

  1. Why is the Tempest a metaphor for studying the history of race in the United States? Who does Caliban represent?
  2. What is the “savage debate”? How did it affect both the Indians and the Irish?
  3. Why were the Indians associated with the devil? Understand the qualities associated to them and examples given in chapter.
  4. What were Jefferson’s  (contradictory) views on the Indians? And what policies did he believe in would solve “this Indian” problem?

Chpt. 3

  1. What was life like for black and white indentured servants? And what changes occurred in their status due to fears?
  2. How did de facto slavery become de jure in VA? And what was the justification for slavery?
  3. How does ‘class’ become the hidden origins of slavery?
  4. What is Bacon’s Rebellion?
  5. What were Jefferson’s views/beliefs on slavery? Give as many examples And also how was he ambivalent?
  6. Who was Phyllis Wheatley and Benjamin Banneker?

Chpt. 4

  1. What was Andrew’s Jackson’s justification for Indian removal?
  2. What was the land allotment program? Explain.
  3. What is the Treaty of Dancing Creek?
  4. What is the Cherokee’s Trail of Tears? What happened?
  5. What does the buffalo represent to the Indians? Explain. 
  6. How did the railroad alter the Indian way of life?
  7. What is the Indian Appropriation Act of 1871?

Chpt. 9

  1. What is the Ghost Dance? Explain
  2. What was the goal of the Indian reservations?
  3. What is the Dawes Act? What is its significance to the Indians?
  4. What is the Burke Act of 1906?
  5. What is the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934? What did it do?
  6. What were the tensions that developed with the Navajos?

Tags: Ghost Dance, Dawes Act, Indian Recognition Act, Navajos, Andre Jackson, Treaty Of Dancing Creek, Cherokees Trail Of Tears, Appropriation Act, Bacon's Rebellion, Thomas Jefferson, Phyllis Wheatley, Benjamin Benneker, Tempest, Savage Debate, Caliban