Chapter 14: Life In The South

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Factor

    • B. 

      House slaves

    • C. 

      Slave driver

    • D. 

      Free African Americans

  • 2. 
    Slaves made up a majority of the work force in this region's cities
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      Prairie Provinces

  • 3. 
    A ________________ is a type of story with a moral that slaves told the children to cope with the condition of being a slave.
  • 4. 
    The cotton gin _____________ the need for slaves, both young and old. 
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Church or religion

    • B. 

      Extended family

    • C. 

      Spiritual songs

    • D. 

      Slave codes

    • E. 

      Folktales

  • 6. 
    When did Nat Turner's revolt (most violent slave revolt) take place?
    • A. 

      1822

    • B. 

      1722

    • C. 

      1831

    • D. 

      1731

    • E. 

      Last night

  • 7. 
    The cotton belt extended from South Carolina to __________
  • 8. 
    • A. 

      VA

    • B. 

      MA

    • C. 

      SC

    • D. 

      HA

    • E. 

      NC

  • 9. 
    Cotton accounted for how much of U.S. exports by 1960?  (closest fraction)
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      4/5

    • E. 

      5/6

  • 10. 
    The average size of a Southern farm in 1860's was about _______ acres (write in number form)
  • 11. 
    ______________ was the term for the workers that made up about 80% of the farmers in the South.
  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Asians

    • B. 

      Native Americans

    • C. 

      Australians

    • D. 

      Europeans

    • E. 

      Africans

  • 13. 
    ________________ -staple cotton was easier to clean, but not able to grow everywhere.
  • 14. 
    _______________ -staple cotton was easier to grow, but harder to remove the sticky seeds
  • 15. 
    ___________________ _______________ is a term for doing experiments to increase farming production
  • 16. 
    Because of the new textile machines,
    • A. 

      Demand for cotton grew only in the US

    • B. 

      Demand for cotton increased in the US and other parts of the world

    • C. 

      Demand for cotton decreased only in the US

    • D. 

      Demand for cotton decreased in the US and other parts of the world

  • 17. 
    "Cotton is ________" (monarch)
  • 18. 
    In terms of transportation, the South was behind in all of the following except
    • A. 

      Toll roads

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Canals

    • D. 

      Navigable rivers

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Slave drivers

    • B. 

      Free African Americans

    • C. 

      House slaves

    • D. 

      Field slaves

    • E. 

      Child slaves

  • 20. 
    The phrase that best describes hemp/flax would be
    • A. 

      Silky smooth

    • B. 

      Fluffy

    • C. 

      Satiny

    • D. 

      Rope-like

    • E. 

      Snuggly-soft

  • 21. 
    This crop was successfully tinkered with by Bore.
  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Russia

    • E. 

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • 23. 
    Tredegar Iron Works was built in this city.
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Annapolis

    • C. 

      Richmond

    • D. 

      Pittsburgh

    • E. 

      Andalasia

  • 24. 
    ________________ didn't grow any cotton, but helped it get to buyers.
  • 25. 
    _____________ ________ did not hold up your pants (like what is lacking from "Pants on the Ground"), but did produce tons of cotton yearly.
  • 26. 
    ___________________ last name of the owner of the Tredegar Iron Works.
  • 27. 
    ________________ songs like "Swing, lo, sweet chariot" that tried to lighten the load of slavery.
  • 28. 
    _____ first name of the cotton gin inventor
  • 29. 
    _____________ word used to describe the powerful elite in the South