Chapter 21 History Test Prep

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  • 1. 
    The election of 1860 showed how
    • A. 

      Popular LIncoln was in the North and the South.

    • B. 

      Little support abolitionists had in the North.

    • C. 

      Deeply divided the nation was over slavery.

    • D. 

      Eager Americans were to end the debate over slavery.

  • 2. 
    In the Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court ruled that slavery 
    • A. 

      Violated the Fifth Amendment.

    • B. 

      Should be ended by Congress.

    • C. 

      Was a blot on our national character.

    • D. 

      Could be allowed in the territories.

  • 3. 
    Which part of the Compromise of 1850 created the most controversy during the 1850s?
    • A. 

      The admission of California as a free state.

    • B. 

      The ending of the slave trade in Washington, D.C.

    • C. 

      The passage of a strong fugitive slave law to return runaway slaves to their owners.

    • D. 

      The organization of New Mexico and Utah as territories open to slavery.

  • 4. 
    The Missouri Compromise
    • A. 

      Was met by loud, violent protests.

    • B. 

      Upset the balance between slave and free states in the Senate.

    • C. 

      Led the South to secede from the Union.

    • D. 

      Quieted the slavery debate for a while.

  • 5. 
    Missouri's application for statehood in 1819 raised the issue of whether slavery 
    • A. 

      Was constitutional anywhere.

    • B. 

      Should be allowed in the Louisiana Territory.

    • C. 

      Could be abolished peacefully.

    • D. 

      Should be banned in the nation's capital.

  • 6. 
    How did the Second Great Awakening affect the slavery issue? 
    • A. 

      It forced southerners to admit that owning slaves was a sin.

    • B. 

      It opened the questions of whether slavery should spread westward.

    • C. 

      It inspired many Americans to dedicate their lives to ending slavery.

    • D. 

      It upset the balance between slave and free states in Congress.

  • 7. 
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    • A. 

      Was a successful compromise on slavery.

    • B. 

      Settled the slavery issue in Nebraska.

    • C. 

      Led to bloodshed over slavery in Kansas.

    • D. 

      Banned slavery in Kansas and Nebraska.

  • 8. 
    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry
    • A. 

      Triggered a widespread slave rebellion.

    • B. 

      Was widely approved across the South.

    • C. 

      Was condemned by Abraham Lincoln.

    • D. 

      Made Brown a hero among abolitionists.

  • 9. 
    What even turned the secession crisis into a civil war? 
    • A. 

      The election of Lincoln as president

    • B. 

      John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry

    • C. 

      South Carolina's shelling of Fort Sumter

    • D. 

      The attack of Preston Brooks on Charles Sumner

  • 10. 
    Slowly the weary, dispirited creatures wound their way into the room and, with crouching reluctance, presented their baskets [of cotton] to be weighed. Legree noted on a slate, on the side of which was pasted a list of names, the amount. Tom’s basket was weighed and approved, and he looked, with an anxious glance, for the success of the woman he had befriended. Tottering with weak- ness, she came forward, and delivered her basket. It was of full weight, as Legree well perceived, but affecting anger, he said, “What, you lazy beast! Short again! Stand aside, you’ll catch it, pretty soon!” The woman gave a groan of utter despair, and sat down on a board... . “And now,” said Legree, “come here, you Tom. You see, I told ye I didn’t buy ye just for the common work. I mean to promote ye, and make a driver of ye, and tonight ye may just as well begin to get your hand in. Now, ye just take this...gal and flog her. Ye’ve seen enough of it to know how.” “I beg Master’s pardon,” said Tom, “hope Master won’t set me at that. It’s what I ain’t used to—never did—and can’t do, no way possible.”
  • 11. 
    This passage is an example of 
    • A. 

      A piece of fiction written about an event that never happened.

    • B. 

      An opinion piece written to express the author's views.

    • C. 

      A primary source written by an eyewitness to an event.

    • D. 

      A secondary source written by a historian about an event.

  • 12. 
    The author's purpose in this book was to 
    • A. 

      Turn people against slavery.

    • B. 

      Persuade masters to treat slaves better.

    • C. 

      Show slaves as helpless children.

    • D. 

      Portray slavery accurately.

  • 13. 
    What does Tom refuse to do when he says, "can't do, no way possible"? 
    • A. 

      Flog another slave

    • B. 

      Become a slave driver

    • C. 

      Work in the the cotton fields

    • D. 

      Weigh cotton baskets

  • 14. 
    Who is the character Legree? 
    • A. 

      A kind slaveholder

    • B. 

      A cruel slaveholder

    • C. 

      A mistreated slave

    • D. 

      A rebellious slave

  • 15. 
    The author of this passage is 
    • A. 

      John Brown

    • B. 

      Sojourner Truth

    • C. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • D. 

      Frederick Douglass

  • 16. 
    This passage is from 
    • A. 

      The Liberator

    • B. 

      Common Sense

    • C. 

      The North Star

    • D. 

      Uncle Tom's Cabin