SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1044: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1044

3. In the South,

A. all whites held slaves.
B. slaves told each other Bible stories.
C. slaves rarely ran away.
D. there were no free blacks.
E. all slaveholders were rich.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Slaves learned Christianity from whites and used it to develop their own theology of liberation. The spiritual "Go Down Moses" was written by slaves. Many spirituals were songs of freedom. Slave owners made up only one-fourth of the population of the South. Running away was common among slaves, despite harsh penalties. Some blacks in the South were not slaves.

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