5th Grade History - Unit 13, Lesson 9

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 61

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5th Grade History Quizzes & Trivia

This is a 5th grade history assessment about the Road to the Civil War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    List three risks people were willing to face to escape slavery or help others escape.
  • 2. 
    Describe two aspects of Abraham Lincoln’s life and character before he was president.
  • 3. 
    Everyone in the United States agreed on the issue of slavery and secession.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Daniel Webster was willing to compromise on the issue of slavery to keep the Union together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    John Brown successfully ended slavery by leading an attack on Harpers Ferry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What was the argument in the Dred Scott case?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott should be allowed to run for president because he was a citizen.

    • B. 

      Dred Scott should be free because he had lived in a free territory.

    • C. 

      Dred Scott should be allowed to vote because he was free.

    • D. 

      Dred Scott should be allowed to return to slavery because he wanted to.

  • 7. 
    What did the Supreme Court decide in the Dred Scott case?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court decided slaves were property.

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court decided the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution protected property.

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court decided blacks did not have the right to citizenship in the United States.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    What was the Underground Railroad?
    • A. 

      A system of transporting manufactured goods from the North to the South.

    • B. 

      A railroad that connected the eastern states to the western territories.

    • C. 

      A steam train that carried escaping slaves to the North.

    • D. 

      A system of people, homes, and farms that aided escaping slaves.

  • 9. 
    How did Harriett Beecher Stowe help end slavery?
    • A. 

      By writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    • B. 

      By attacking Harpers Ferry

    • C. 

      By writing songs about the Underground Railroad

    • D. 

      By becoming a politician

  • 10. 
    John Calhoun, a senator from South Carolina, said that if a state thinks a law is unconstitutional, it has the right to nullify the law. What did he mean?
    • A. 

      The state could leave the Union.

    • B. 

      The state could change the law.

    • C. 

      The state had the right not to obey the law.

    • D. 

      The state could ask the Supreme Court to rule on the law.

  • 11. 
    Daniel Webster was willing to see slavery continue rather than risk the secession of the Southern states. What is secession?
    • A. 

      It is the act of declaring war.

    • B. 

      It is the annexation of more territory.

    • C. 

      It is the effort to bring in more slaves.

    • D. 

      It is the act of leaving the Union.

  • 12. 
    Who is an escaped slave who led about 300 slaves to freedom?
    • A. 

      Abolitionist

    • B. 

      Conductor

    • C. 

      Passenger

    • D. 

      Harriett Tubman

    • E. 

      Station

  • 13. 
    Define abolitionist.
    • A. 

      Someone who opposed slavery and worked to end it

    • B. 

      A safe house or place where escaping slaves could rest and get food.

    • C. 

      A slave escaping by the Underground Railroad

    • D. 

      Someone who helped slaves escape to the North or Canada

    • E. 

      An escaped slave who led about 300 slaves to freedom

  • 14. 
    Define passenger.
    • A. 

      Someone who opposed slavery and worked to end it

    • B. 

      A safe house or place where escaping slaves could rest and get food.

    • C. 

      A slave escaping by the Underground Railroad

    • D. 

      Someone who helped slaves escape to the North or Canada

    • E. 

      An escaped slave who led about 300 slaves to freedom

  • 15. 
    Define station.
    • A. 

      Someone who opposed slavery and worked to end it

    • B. 

      A safe house or place where escaping slaves could rest and get food.

    • C. 

      A slave escaping by the Underground Railroad

    • D. 

      Someone who helped slaves escape to the North or Canada

    • E. 

      An escaped slave who led about 300 slaves to freedom

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