Road To The Civil War Practice Quiz

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Civil War Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz highlights what led up to the Civil War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The South's economy was based on the following crop
    • A. 

      Rice.

    • B. 

      Cotton.

    • C. 

      Wheat.

  • 2. 
    What invention increased the amount of cotton that could be produced in the South?
    • A. 

      The cotton gin.

    • B. 

      The plow.

    • C. 

      The textile machine.

  • 3. 
    Which legislation allowed for California to become a free state?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott Decision

    • B. 

      Missouri Compromise

    • C. 

      Compromise of 1850

  • 4. 
    What does the following quote express: "We don't respect this law, and we won't obey it."?
    • A. 

      The reaction of the slaves to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    • B. 

      The reaction of the South to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    • C. 

      The reaction of the North to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

  • 5. 
    Why did adding California to the Union in 1850 lead to the Compromise of 1850?
    • A. 

      It extended slavery into a territory acquired from Mexico.

    • B. 

      It gave free states an advantage over slave states.

    • C. 

      It restored the balance between free and slave states.

  • 6. 
    What caused many of the sourthern states to secede and form the Confederate States of America?
    • A. 

      The Compromise of 1850

    • B. 

      The election of Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      The election of Jefferson Davis

  • 7. 
    The main goal of the Republican party was to
    • A. 

      Abolish slavery.

    • B. 

      Secede from the North.

    • C. 

      Stop the spread of slavery.

  • 8. 
    What was the name of the Antislavery book written by Harriety Beecher Stowe?
    • A. 

      Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • B. 

      Freedom at Last

    • C. 

      Uncle Sam

  • 9. 
    John Brown was an abolitionist. An abolitionist is someone who
    • A. 

      Wants to decrease slavery

    • B. 

      Wants to increase slavery

    • C. 

      Wants to completely end slavery

  • 10. 
    Popular sovereignty is the belief that the laws of the state are determined by
    • A. 

      The will of the people of the state.

    • B. 

      The will of the government of the state.

    • C. 

      The placement of the state on the map.