History 106 A moral Education


Your answers should be from what you learn from reading the two assigned chapters in James West Davidson’s, They Say book. Do not refer to outside sources—these answers will be wrong. You are being quizzed on what this specific author is arguing and explaining about Ida B. Wells in chapters 2 and 3, not what

any 10 questions
below in one or two
complete sentences. Be specific and use the information you remember from course materials.
Write your answers on this sheet of paper—you may finish your answers on the back (indicate so with an arrow)

  • What do you learn about educational opportunities in Holly Springs or Memphis from chapter 2?
  • The title of this chapter is a moral education. What did the author mean by this and how was Ida’s life influenced by this?
  • Explain the problem or the double standard the author mentions with regard to Jim Wells’ illegitimacy and his mother’s relationship with her former master.
  • What did you learn about the yellow fever epidemic in Holly Springs and Memphis from the book? Be specific.
  • What happened to Ida Wells and her family after yellow fever epidemic? Be specific.
  • What is the significance of Dr. Gray in this story? What were the rumors about him?
  • Why, according to the author, did Ida move to Memphis?
  • What did you learn about Robert Church?
  • How did the author describe Memphis at this time?
  • What did you learn about Ida B Wells and her churchgoing habits? Be specific with regard to some of the churches.
  • Explain specifically what Ida did when the conductor tried to remove her from the first-class car?
  • What did the railroad company do when Ida won the two lawsuits? Be specific.
  • Chapter 3 is titled “Unladylike Lady,” what you think the author meant by this? Be specific with information from the chapter.
  • What was the problem with separate but equal facilities in this chapter?