SAT Subject US History Practice Question 602: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 602

43. Spirituals were of great importance to which of the following?

A. The Methodist Church
B. Occult groups in New Orleans
C. Slaves on plantations
D. Catholic missions in the Southwest
E. Immigrant funerals

Correct Answer: C


Slaves sang spirituals because of the comfort they brought. Slaves likened their situation to that of the Jews in the Bible who were led to the Promised Land by Moses.

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