The Era Of Reconstruction: Quiz! Trivia

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The Era Of Reconstruction: Quiz! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The purpose of the Freedman's Bureau was to help:
    • A. 

      Former slaves

    • B. 

      All free people in the South

    • C. 

      All poor people in the South

    • D. 

      Plantation owners

  • 2. 
    Sharecroppers paid their landowners by:
    • A. 

      Paying a monthly rental or lease fee

    • B. 

      Allowing landowners to use their equipment

    • C. 

      Providing labor and a large percentage of the crops

    • D. 

      Agreeing to work without pay for five to seven years

  • 3. 
    How were tenant farmers different than sharecroppers?
    • A. 

      Tenant farmers owned all of their equipment

    • B. 

      Tenant farmers usually made a small profit

    • C. 

      Tenant farmers bought their seeds from the landowner

    • D. 

      Tenant farmers usually did not pay for rent

  • 4. 
    Why was President Lincoln's Reconstruction plan not enacted?
    • A. 

      The plan was too easy on the south

    • B. 

      The plan did not pass a majority vote

    • C. 

      The plan did not have support of the states

    • D. 

      Lincoln was assassinated before the plan could become effective

  • 5. 
    What did the 13th Amendment do for all slaves?
    • A. 

      Freed the slaves

    • B. 

      Changed who owned land

    • C. 

      Gave them the right to vote

    • D. 

      Made them citizens of the U.S.

  • 6. 
    What did the 14th Amendment to the Constitution do?
    • A. 

      Gave blacks citizenship

    • B. 

      Gave blacks freedom

    • C. 

      Gave blacks the right to vote

    • D. 

      Gave blacks the right to own property

  • 7. 
    Henry McNeal Turner was expelled from his seat in the Georgia state legislature on the grounds that he did not:
    • A. 

      Win the election fairly and honestly

    • B. 

      Have the knowledge to be a legislator

    • C. 

      Have the right to hold political office

    • D. 

      Live in the district from which he was elected

  • 8. 
    The main goal of the Ku Klux Klan was to:
    • A. 

      Return land to former Confederates

    • B. 

      Attract members from all social classes

    • C. 

      Force the carpetbaggers to move back north

    • D. 

      Prevent freedmen from exercising their rights

  • 9. 
    What did the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?
    • A. 

      Gave blacks citizenship

    • B. 

      Gave blacks the right to vote

    • C. 

      Gave blacks their freedom

    • D. 

      Gave blacks the right to own property

  • 10. 
    Which statement accurately describes the difference between Lincoln's and Radical Republicans' plan for reconstruction?
    • A. 

      Lincoln's plan consisted of many complicated steps, the Radicals plan was much simpler

    • B. 

      Lincoln's plan sought to punish the south for the Civil War, the Radicals plan was aimed at rehabilitation

    • C. 

      Lincoln's plan called for the quick return of Southern states to the Union, the Radicals plan sought to delay their return

    • D. 

      Lincoln's plan called for the abolition of slavery through the south, the Radicals plan would have allowed slavery to continue

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