Uncle Tom's Cabin Novel Trivia! Quiz Questions!

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Uncle Toms Cabin Quizzes & Trivia

The trivia quiz questions are on Uncle Tom’s cabin novel. This books is banned as it is said to exaggerate the slavery experience that can be seen through Tom`s eyes. Do you know the significance of this book and its impact on the world we live in today? The quiz will be perfect to test you out. Do give it a try and see how well you remember not only his story but how slavery was portrayed!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
    • A. 

      John Brown

    • B. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • C. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • D. 

      Frederick Douglass

  • 2. 
    An informal network of abolitionists that helped fugitive slaves.
    • A. 

      Underground Railroad

    • B. 

      Free Soil Party

    • C. 

      Lecompton Constitution

    • D. 

      Prohibitionists

  • 3. 
    A New York abolitionist who massacred five pro-slavery settlers in Kansas.
    • A. 

      John Brown

    • B. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • C. 

      David Wilmot

    • D. 

      Stephen Douglas

  • 4. 
    The state statutes that nullified the Fugitive Slave Act.
    • A. 

      Personal Liberties Laws

    • B. 

      Wilmot Proviso

    • C. 

      Compromise of 1850

    • D. 

      Missouri Compromise

  • 5. 
    A Maryland born slave was known as “Black Moses”.
    • A. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • B. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • 6. 
    The characterization of violent outbreaks in 1856 that occurred in and around Lawrence, Kansas.
    • A. 

      Bleeding Kansas

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      Battle of the Fugitive Slaves

    • D. 

      Pottawatomie Creek Massacre

  • 7. 
    A group whose main goal was to keep slavery out of the western territories.
    • A. 

      Free Soil Party

    • B. 

      Lecompton Constitution

    • C. 

      Fire - Eaters

    • D. 

      The Missouri Compromisers

  • 8. 
    A proposed law that prohibited slavery in any lands won from Mexico.
    • A. 

      Wilmot Proviso

    • B. 

      Fugitive Slave Act

    • C. 

      Kansas Nebraska Act

    • D. 

      Compromise of 1850

  • 9. 
    Legislation based on Henry Clay’s proposal for concessions by both the North and the South.
    • A. 

      Compromise of 1850

    • B. 

      Kansas Nebraska Act

    • C. 

      Wilmot Proviso

    • D. 

      Popular Sovereignty

  • 10. 
    A law that required the return of runaway slaves to their masters.
    • A. 

      Fugitive Slave Act

    • B. 

      Wilmot Proviso

    • C. 

      Missouri Compromise

    • D. 

      Kansas Nebraska Act

  • 11. 
    A policy that stated voters in a territory should decide whether to allow slavery there.  
    • A. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • B. 

      Compromise of 1850

    • C. 

      Wilmot Proviso

    • D. 

      Missouri Compromise

  • 12. 
    _______________ is known for visiting several homesteads along the Pottawatomie Creek and hacking to pieces pro slavery settlers.
    • A. 

      John Brown

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Stephen Douglas

    • D. 

      Frederick Douglas

  • 13. 
    Why was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written?
    • A. 

      To generate concern and compassion for slaves.

    • B. 

      To right a factual story of actual events and people

    • C. 

      To share what it was like for northern slaves in the south

    • D. 

      To stop the spread of slavery into Canada

  • 14. 
    The Dred Scott decision stated that slaves in free territories.
    • A. 

      Were the property of their owners

    • B. 

      Were free when living in a free territory

    • C. 

      Should be made American citizens

    • D. 

      Should have the right to sue in the courts

  • 15. 
    Why did South Carolina secede from the Union?
    • A. 

      They believed that with the election of Lincoln, the federal government was hostile to slavery

    • B. 

      The Crittenden Compromise failed.

    • C. 

      The North, under president john Bell, no longer wanted them in the Union

    • D. 

      Lincoln stated that he wanted to support slavery.