Error Recognition Quiz

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Error Recognition Quiz

This is a quiz over Reconstruction reading from the textbook, The Americans, McDougal-Littell, 1998. Many sentences are directly from the text or paraphrased from the text. Words have been changed in order for students to practice identifying grammatical errors in an SAT-style format. Select the letter of the grammatical error in each sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     By 1871, several groups--the federal government, African Americans, and many white Southerners--opposes the Klan's activities.
    • A. 

      Many

    • B. 

      Opposes

    • C. 

      By 1871

    • D. 

      Several

    • E. 

      No error

  • 2. 
    In 1872, Congress allowed the Freedmen's Bureau to expire, believing that it had fulfilled it's purpose.
    • A. 

      Believing

    • B. 

      Fulfilled

    • C. 

      It's

    • D. 

      To expire

    • E. 

      No error

  • 3. 
    The Amnesty Act of 1872 returned the right to hold federal and state offices to about 160,000 former Confederates, whom would almost certainly vote Democratic.
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Offices

    • C. 

      Almost certainly

    • D. 

      Whom

    • E. 

      No error

  • 4. 
    In the Credit Mobilier affair, a construction company had skimmed off outrageous large profits from a government railroad contract.
    • A. 

      Had skimmed off

    • B. 

      Outrageous

    • C. 

      In which

    • D. 

      Affair

    • E. 

      No error

  • 5. 
    One of the 238 persons indicted in the Whiskey Ring scandal were Grant's private secretary, General Orville E. Babcock.
    • A. 

      Private

    • B. 

      Persons

    • C. 

      One of

    • D. 

      Were

    • E. 

      No error

  • 6. 
    Reformers within the Republican party went on the attack towards graft and corruption.
    • A. 

      Went

    • B. 

      On the attack

    • C. 

      Towards

    • D. 

      Within

    • E. 

      No error

  • 7. 
    The breakdown of Republican unity made it even more hard for the Radicals to continue to impose their Reconstruciton plan on the South.
    • A. 

      Breakdown of

    • B. 

      More hard

    • C. 

      To continue

    • D. 

      To impose

    • E. 

      No error

  • 8. 
    By 1873, Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens, the impassioned Radicals whom had led the fight for congressional Reconstruction, were dead.
    • A. 

      Impassioned Radicals

    • B. 

      Whom

    • C. 

      Had led

    • D. 

      Were dead

    • E. 

      No error

  • 9. 
    Although Congress had passed important laws to protect the political and civil rights of African Americans, the Supreme Court began to take them away.
    • A. 

      To protect

    • B. 

      Began

    • C. 

      To take

    • D. 

      Them

    • E. 

      No error

  • 10. 
    Smelling victory, the Democrats put up one of their abler leaders, Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York in the election of 1876.
    • A. 

      Smelling

    • B. 

      Put up

    • C. 

      Their

    • D. 

      Abler

    • E. 

      No error

  • 11. 
    After 1876, the Redeemers passed laws that restricted the rights of freed slaves, wiped out social programs, slashing taxes, and dismantled public school systems.
    • A. 

      That restricted

    • B. 

      Slashing taxes

    • C. 

      Rights

    • D. 

      Dismantled

    • E. 

      No error

  • 12. 
    One positive affect of Congressional Reconstruction was the permanent abolition of slavery in all states by the 13th Amendment.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Was

    • C. 

      Permanent

    • D. 

      Of

    • E. 

      No error

  • 13. 
    President Licoln wanted to pardon all Confederates accept high-ranking officials and those accused of crimes against POWs.
    • A. 

      To pardon

    • B. 

      Accept

    • C. 

      High-ranking

    • D. 

      Those accused

    • E. 

      No error

  • 14. 
    Both during the Civil War and at the onset of Reconstruction, Lincoln's principle concern was the unity of the nation.
    • A. 

      During

    • B. 

      At the onset

    • C. 

      Principle

    • D. 

      Was

    • E. 

      No error

  • 15. 
    In 1876, the Republicans decided not to run the scandal-plagued Grant for no third term.
    • A. 

      Republicans

    • B. 

      Decided

    • C. 

      To run

    • D. 

      No third

    • E. 

      No error

  • 16. 
    Until the final day of Johnson's impeachment trial in 1868, no one knew what the outcome would be.
    • A. 

      No one

    • B. 

      Knew

    • C. 

      What

    • D. 

      Would be

    • E. 

      No error

  • 17. 
    Because the Civil War was fought mostly on Southern soil, many of the new Southern state governments faced the challenge of physical rebuilding a battle-scarred region.
    • A. 

      Was fought

    • B. 

      Mostly

    • C. 

      Faced

    • D. 

      Physical rebuilding

    • E. 

      No error

  • 18. 
    The Republican governments began public works programs to repair the physical damage and providing social services.
    • A. 

      Began

    • B. 

      Programs

    • C. 

      Physical damage

    • D. 

      Providing

    • E. 

      No error

  • 19. 
    By 1867, however, former slaves were playing a increasing role in political organizations and were winning a greater number of offices.
    • A. 

      A increasing

    • B. 

      Political organizations

    • C. 

      Were winning

    • D. 

      Greater number

    • E. 

      No error

  • 20. 
    The politics of Reconstruction centered on who's job it was to bebuild the South.
    • A. 

      Centered on

    • B. 

      Who's job

    • C. 

      Was

    • D. 

      To rebuild

    • E. 

      No error