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  • 1. 
    The geography of the South supported the growing of cash crops in all of these ways except
    • A. 

      It had wide, fertile coastal plains

    • B. 

      It had access to seaports to export goods

    • C. 

      It had fast moving rivers as a source of power

    • D. 

      It had plentiful rainfall and long growing seasons

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Cotton became the south's most important crop

    • B. 

      Cotton exports to Europe declined

    • C. 

      Cotton farmers no longer needed slaves

    • D. 

      Cotton mills moved to the South

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A conflict between factory owners in cities

    • B. 

      A shift from handmade products to machine made products

    • C. 

      A decrease in immigrant labor and an increase in slave labor

    • D. 

      A change from privately owned businesses government controlled businesses

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      They thought taxes would need to be raised

    • B. 

      They thought these improvements were dangerous

    • C. 

      They thought these improvements were unnecessary

    • D. 

      They thought these improvements would benefit only northern states

  • 5. 
    By 1850, which of these was the most efficient way to move good in the North
    • A. 

      By railroad

    • B. 

      By steamboat

    • C. 

      By canal boat

    • D. 

      By stagecoach

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      They did not buy manufactured goods

    • B. 

      The put their money into land and slaves

    • C. 

      They thought mills and factories caused pollution

    • D. 

      They preferred the lifestyle of small family farmers

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      One favors policies the support farming and the other favors policies that support factories

    • B. 

      One employs slaves and the other employs immigrants

    • C. 

      One works to support a family while the other works to make money

    • D. 

      One is poor while the other is wealthy

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      They were given special privileges

    • B. 

      They were encouraged to move to the south

    • C. 

      They were not treated as equal to other citizens

    • D. 

      They had the same rights as all other citizens

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      It offered free land

    • B. 

      It offered jobs in mills and factories

    • C. 

      They were attracted by the railroad system

    • D. 

      They were attracted by the good climate

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Political conflict

    • B. 

      Offers of free land

    • C. 

      Escape from slavery

    • D. 

      Investment opportunities

  • 11. 
    The economy in the South was based on
    • A. 

      Mining

    • B. 

      Banking

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Shipbuilding

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Factory owners

    • B. 

      Wealthy planters

    • C. 

      Religious leaders

    • D. 

      Educated lawyers

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      They both had some rights under the law

    • B. 

      They both were regarded as property under the law

    • C. 

      The wage they earned belonged to their owners

    • D. 

      They both experienced racism and discrimination

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      People shared their culture with others

    • B. 

      People were separated by race in public places

    • C. 

      People were forced to live with different races

    • D. 

      People were not allowed to practice their religion

  • 15. 
    All of the following are examples of ways in which slaves resisted slavery except
    • A. 

      Violent rebellions such as Nat Turner's bloody uprising in Virginia

    • B. 

      Open and obvious acts of defiance such as refusing to work or rejecting orders

    • C. 

      Day to day resistance such as breaking tools, sloppy work, or pretending to be sick

    • D. 

      Escaping to free states and Canada with the assistance of the abolitionists along the underground railroad

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      It made their lives easier

    • B. 

      It increased the demand for slaves

    • C. 

      It decreased the need for slave labor

    • D. 

      It was the first step toward abolishing slavery

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      As a free slave, she led others to take a stand against slave owners

    • B. 

      As a free slave, she bought slaves and then gave them their freedom

    • C. 

      As an escaped slave, she guided slaves from the South to their freedom

    • D. 

      As an escaped slave, she opened a school for those who traveled to Canada

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      The gave slaves some freedom

    • B. 

      They passed even stricter slave codes

    • C. 

      They began to understand that slavery was wrong

    • D. 

      They refused to take slaves back when they were captured

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      It helped keep African languages alive

    • B. 

      It provided a place for slaves to plot escape

    • C. 

      It provided a means for slaves to comfort each other

    • D. 

      It helped teach children the value of silence

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      By killing their owners

    • B. 

      By escaping to the North

    • C. 

      By organizing slave uprisings

    • D. 

      By finding ways to quietly rebel

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      In low paying jobs

    • B. 

      On plantations

    • C. 

      In government jobs

    • D. 

      On land they owned

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      A series of tunnels used to move slaves to free states

    • B. 

      People who secretly helped slaves escape to the North

    • C. 

      A transportation system that moved slaves to freedom at night

    • D. 

      People who caught fugitive slaves and returned them to owners

  • 23. 
    Slaves expressed African cultural traditions in all of the following ways except
    • A. 

      Through art

    • B. 

      Through music

    • C. 

      Through fieldwork

    • D. 

      Thought folk tales

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Being sold away from their families

    • B. 

      Being forced to learn new skills

    • C. 

      Being sent back to Africa

    • D. 

      Being disrespectful to their owners

  • 25. 
    All of the following are examples of how slaveholders kept their slaves under control except
    • A. 

      Harsh punishments

    • B. 

      Keeping slaves from having access to education

    • C. 

      Removing rebellious slave and send them to "slave breakers"

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Dependents

    • B. 

      Citizen

    • C. 

      Property

    • D. 

      Immigrants

  • 27. 
    Cotton planters needed new land because
    • A. 

      The demand for cotton increased

    • B. 

      They wished to raise different crops

    • C. 

      Factory owners were buying up older lands

    • D. 

      They sold the older lands to their slaves

  • 28. 
    Legal control of slave children was given to 
    • A. 

      Their parents

    • B. 

      Slave owners

    • C. 

      The federal government

    • D. 

      The state government