Chapter-15- The Old South

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Chapter-15- The Old South

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  • 1. 
    The most important factor in making the South distinctive was
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Warmer weather suitable for growing cotton

    • C. 

      The lack of immigrants

    • D. 

      A belief that the South was distinctive

  • 2. 
    The growth of cotton production was caused by
    • A. 

      Increasing slave population

    • B. 

      Settlement of the Southwest

    • C. 

      Decline of British and French textiles

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    In the South a growing sense of economic crisis resulted from
    • A. 

      Exhaustion of the soil

    • B. 

      Rising cost of slaves because of the end of the slave trade

    • C. 

      The increasing unprofitability of slave labor

    • D. 

      The textile industry's slowing demand for cotton

  • 4. 
    In a white population of more than 8 million in 1860, the total number of planters (holding more than twenty slaves each) was
    • A. 

      About 46,000

    • B. 

      About 384,000

    • C. 

      About 25 percent of the white population

    • D. 

      About 2,300

  • 5. 
    Southern planters owned
    • A. 

      Nearly all the slaves

    • B. 

      More than half of the slaves

    • C. 

      About one fourth of the slaves

    • D. 

      Less than ten percent of the slaves

  • 6. 
    The moral code of white southern male emphasized
    • A. 

      Christianity's golden rule

    • B. 

      Equality derived from the American Revolution

    • C. 

      Personal honor

    • D. 

      Community, peace, and cooperation

  • 7. 
    Between 1830 and 1860, the number of slaves in the South
    • A. 

      Doubled

    • B. 

      Remained the same

    • C. 

      Declined slightly

    • D. 

      Increased by 25 percent

  • 8. 
    The closing of the African slave trade in 1808 caused
    • A. 

      A decline in the westward expansion of cotton growing

    • B. 

      A rise in the price of slaves

    • C. 

      The slave population to stop growing

    • D. 

      An end to slavery

  • 9. 
    The infant mortality rate for slaves was
    • A. 

      Lower than that for whites

    • B. 

      Equal to that of whites

    • C. 

      Slightly higher than that for whites

    • D. 

      Twice as high as that for whites

  • 10. 
    The most common form of resistance to slavery by the slaves themselves was
    • A. 

      Group rebellion similar to the Nat Turner insurrection

    • B. 

      Escape by fleeing the slaveowner

    • C. 

      Malingering and sabotage

    • D. 

      Individual acts of violence similar to Celia's murder of her master

  • 11. 
    Compared to the Older South, the old southwestern frontier had
    • A. 

      A more genteel culture

    • B. 

      Larger farms

    • C. 

      A healthier enviroment

    • D. 

      Greater alcohol consumption

  • 12. 
    In the antebellum South, freed African Americans
    • A. 

      Were most numerous in rural areas

    • B. 

      Were most numerous in cities

    • C. 

      Were forbidden to own slaves

    • D. 

      Were most numerous in the Deep South of Mississippi and Alabama

  • 13. 
    Black abolitionists included
    • A. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • B. 

      Sojourner Truth

    • C. 

      William Wells Brown

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The so-called gag rule in the U.S House of Representatives applied to
    • A. 

      Any discussion of slavery

    • B. 

      Consideration of abolitionist petitions

    • C. 

      Newspapers in the District of Columbia

    • D. 

      President John Quincy Adams

  • 15. 
    George Fitzhugh's unusual defense of slavery said
    • A. 

      The Old Testament endorsed slavery

    • B. 

      Blacks were racially inferior to whites

    • C. 

      Slavery was bettter than northern industrial work

    • D. 

      Southern white prosperity depended on slave labor

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