Eli Whitney Quiz Chapter 19

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Welcome to my little quiz on History Alive: The United States Through Industrialism (Chapter 19). Eli Whitney listened politely to the Georgia planters' complaints. Tobacco prices were low, and rice and indigo prices weren't much better. Unless something changed, the future of farming in the South looked bleak. How much do you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The jagged New English coast had bundreds of bays and inlets that...
    • A. 

      Were perfect for use as harbours.

    • B. 

      Were perfect for surfing.

    • C. 

      Were used as fishing grounds.

    • D. 

      None of the above finish the sentence.

  • 2. 
    Which states had shorter summer growing seasons and longer winters?
    • A. 

      Northern states

    • B. 

      Southern states

    • C. 

      Western states

    • D. 

      Eastern states

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Towns such as ______ became busy seaports.
    • A. 

      New York City, NY

    • B. 

      Boston, MA

    • C. 

      Salem, OR

    • D. 

      Nashville, TN

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Inland from the sea lay a narrow, flat plain with a thin covering of rocky soil. Farming here was never easy. Instead, many people turned to ______ while others searched for better farmland.
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Working in factories

    • C. 

      Trade and crafts

    • D. 

      The army

    • E. 

      None of the above finish the sentence.

  • 5. 
    New England's hills rose sharply above V-shaped valleys carved by steep streams. The hillsides offered barely enough land for a small farm because they were covered with _____.
    • A. 

      Towns and cities

    • B. 

      Thick forests of spruce and fir trees

    • C. 

      Animals' habitats

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above finish the sentence.

  • 6. 
    Farther south in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, broad rivers like the Hudson and Delaware had ______. People living in these areas supported themselves by farming.
    • A. 

      Expanded

    • B. 

      Deposited rich soil

    • C. 

      None of the above

    • D. 

      Both of the above

  • 7. 
    It was illegal for slaves to...
    • A. 

      Vote

    • B. 

      Testify in court

    • C. 

      Own property

    • D. 

      Trade their freedom for their work

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Slave trade to England was mainly
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Machinery

    • D. 

      Tobacco

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    To purchase their freedom, slaves would...
    • A. 

      Try, and try, and try, and ultimately fail because that was illegal

    • B. 

      Collect as much money that they could

    • C. 

      Do something

    • D. 

      Tell the police

    • E. 

      Testify in court

  • 10. 
    What is an abolitionist?
    • A. 

      A person who endorses in industrial revolution

    • B. 

      A person who endorses slavery

    • C. 

      A person who disapproves and often boycotts slavery

    • D. 

      Pie

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