Social Studies - Setting The Scene For The Civil War

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 30

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Quiz for Mrs. Stepper's 5S class!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    One of the biggest differences between the North and the South in the 1800's was their economies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The populations of both the North and the South lived primarily in rural areas, however the South had many more people living in cities than in the North.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The North was very upset by a law passed in 1846 that lowered tariffs (taxes) for goods imported from other countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Everyone in the South supported slavery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    An abolitionist is someone who wants to abolish, or end, slavery
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Slave owners liked when their slaves were taught how to read because it gave them more power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Slaves never rebelled against their owners.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Underground Railroad was a secret, organized, system used to help enslaved people escape from the South.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A free state was one in which slavery was allowed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In the Missouri Compromise, Maine was admitted as a Slave State and Missouri was admitted as a Free State.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Henry Clay was a very stubborn man who never compromised about anything!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Fugitive Slave Law was a part of the Compromise of 1850.  It said that escaped slaves had to be returned to their owners, even if they had reached a free state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The issue of slavery led to the two major political parties we have today, Republicans and Democrats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Abraham Lincoln was the Republican candidate from Illinois who opposed slavery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False