Antebellum Times Pretest- Slavery

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Antebellum Times Pretest- Slavery

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  • 1. 
    The best definition the term Antebellum would be?
    • A. 

      Time period before the Civil War

    • B. 

      Time period of the 1800's

    • C. 

      Manifest Destiny

    • D. 

      Civil War and Reconstruction

  • 2. 
    An African American's status  (free or slave) was always determined by...?
    • A. 

      Their parents

    • B. 

      Mother

    • C. 

      Father

    • D. 

      Master

  • 3. 
    The day in the life of a slave would best be described by which of the following statements?:
    • A. 

      The slave could always earn freedom by hard, loyal work to master

    • B. 

      The slave worked only for one master and then could win freedom

    • C. 

      The slave worked from sunrise to sunset, faced harsh discipline, and had no rights or potential for learning or freedom

    • D. 

      Slavery and Free African Americans are the same thing

  • 4. 
    Free African Americans could own slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Abolition means ....
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Working to bring an end to slavery

    • C. 

      Working to end slavery in the Northern states only

    • D. 

      Civil rights

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements would reflect the US in the 1800's.
    • A. 

      The South based economy on agriculture while the North based economy on Industry

    • B. 

      The South and North based economies on agriculture while the west was growing on the frontier

    • C. 

      The South and the west were growing frontiers for industry

    • D. 

      The South and the North were both industrial based economies and slavery was starting to decline

  • 7. 
    The cotton gin increased the need for slaves in the South
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Levi Coffin was the President of the Underground Railroad and helped to led many people to freedom
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Underground RR was an actual network of railroads and tunnels used by runaway slaves to move towards freedom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The safest place for slaves to escape to was Canada due to the harsh Fugitive Slave Law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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