Reconstruction Era MCQ Test! Quiz

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Reconstruction Era MCQ Test! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What was Reconstruction?
    • A. 

      Time of rebuilding the nation after the Civil War

    • B. 

      Time of creating buildings after the Civil War

    • C. 

      Time of building more railroads after the Civil War

    • D. 

      Time of building more factories after the Civil War

  • 2. 
    What was the 13th Amendment?
    • A. 

      Gave woman the right to vote

    • B. 

      Gave black men the right to vote

    • C. 

      Ended slavery

    • D. 

      Gave black men citizenship

  • 3. 
    What was the 14th Amendment?
    • A. 

      Gave women the right to vote

    • B. 

      Gave black men the right to vote

    • C. 

      Ended slavery

    • D. 

      Gave black men citizenship

  • 4. 
    What was the 15th Amendment?
    • A. 

      Gave women the right to vote

    • B. 

      Gave black men the right to vote

    • C. 

      Ended slavery

    • D. 

      Gave black men citizenship

  • 5. 
    What is segregation?
    • A. 

      Separation of men

    • B. 

      Separation of the races

    • C. 

      Separation of children

    • D. 

      Separation of women

  • 6. 
    What were black codes?
    • A. 

      Laws to control blacks

    • B. 

      Laws to control women

    • C. 

      Laws to control men

    • D. 

      Laws to control children

  • 7. 
    Sharecropping and Tenant Farming were very similar to?
    • A. 

      Indentured servanthood

    • B. 

      Slavery

    • C. 

      Colonialism

    • D. 

      Industrialization

  • 8. 
    The Freedmen's Bureau provided all the following services to former slaves and poor whites except:
    • A. 

      Schools

    • B. 

      Job and job training

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      Guns

  • 9. 
    Which of the ideas below did the Radical Republicans believe in?
    • A. 

      More freedoms for African Americans

    • B. 

      Leniency for former Confederate soldiers

    • C. 

      Slowing down Reconstruction

    • D. 

      Preventing African Americans from holding office

  • 10. 
    How were landowners compensated by sharecroppers?
    • A. 

      Sharecroppers collected rent from landowners

    • B. 

      Sharecroppers let landwoners use their equipment

    • C. 

      Sharecroppers paid a portion of their profits

    • D. 

      Sharecroppers and landowners worked for no profit

  • 11. 
    Which person was one of the first African Americans elected to the U.S. Senate?
    • A. 

      Hiram Rhodes Revels

    • B. 

      Austin Dabney

    • C. 

      Henry McNeal Turner

    • D. 

      Andrew Johnson

  • 12. 
    Why did the Supreme Court allow Southern states to practice segregation?
    • A. 

      They decided it was an issue of states' rights

    • B. 

      They allowed it if accommodations were "separate but equal"

    • C. 

      The justices said black codes were illegal and banned them

    • D. 

      They believed it would decrease violence

  • 13. 
     Who is this southerner who was impeached and narrowly escaped being removed from office?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • C. 

      Hannibal Hamlin

    • D. 

      Davey Crockett

  • 14. 
    The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments dealt primarily with:
    • A. 

      The rights of workers to form labor unions

    • B. 

      Protecting the rights of women

    • C. 

      The rights of formerly enslaved people

    • D. 

      Limiting the rights of former Confederate leaders

  • 15. 
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony was best known for their efforts to:
    • A. 

      Abolitionism

    • B. 

      Temperance

    • C. 

      Education

    • D. 

      Women's Rights

  • 16. 
    The South was split into five military districts. What district make up the fifth district? 
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      The Carolinas

    • C. 

      Texas and Louisiana

    • D. 

      Mississippi and Arkansas

  • 17. 
    The North wanted to ___________ the South.  Lincoln did not want this. 
  • 18. 
    Andrew Johnson would not be elected to his own term.  A Civil War here was the answer for the Republicans in 1868.  He would serve two terms and did not distinguish himself as a president as he did as a general.  Who is he?
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      William T. Sherman

    • C. 

      U.S. Grant

    • D. 

      Stonewall Jackson

  • 19. 
    This act gave 160 acres of land to anyone who would be anyone who would live in the land for five years and improve it. 
    • A. 

      Homestead Act

    • B. 

      Dawes Act

    • C. 

      Morrill Act

    • D. 

      Transcontinental Railroad

  • 20. 
    This act tried to mimic the Homestead Act, but for American Indians, the result was a failure for the Natives since most were hunters, not farmers. 
    • A. 

      Homestead Act

    • B. 

      Dawes Act

    • C. 

      Morrill Act

    • D. 

      Transcontinental Railroad

  • 21. 
    This act gave 300,000 acres of land for every congressman and was used to build public universities. 
    • A. 

      Homestead Act

    • B. 

      Dawes Act

    • C. 

      Morrill Act

    • D. 

      Transcontinental Railroad

  • 22. 
    The Transcontinental Railroad had all of these characteristics:
    • A. 

      Made communications faster

    • B. 

      Increased the amount of money for cost of goods sold Increased amount of money for cost of goods sold

    • C. 

      Made shipping cheaper

    • D. 

      Connected the country East to West

    • E. 

      Proved ineffective for travel

  • 23. 
    Through the act that tried to help American Indians, each family would be given ______________ of land. 
  • 24. 
    Choose the names of the railroad companies that participated in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
    • A. 

      Southern Pacific

    • B. 

      Union Pacific

    • C. 

      Transcontinental Railroad

    • D. 

      Central Pacific

    • E. 

      El Paso Pacific

  • 25. 
    The Reconstruction Era was of great benefit for Freedmen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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