Slavery And The Underground Railroad

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  • 1. 
    What was the North's point of view on slavery by 1850's?
    • A. 

      Most Northern states had outlawed slavery

    • B. 

      Most Northern states supported slavery

    • C. 

      Most Northern factories hired slaves for workers

    • D. 

      Slaves were found only on farms in the North

  • 2. 
    Which of the following was a slave rebellion that ended in the slaves returning to Africa?
    • A. 

      New Haven rebellion

    • B. 

      Amistad rebellion

    • C. 

      Slave rebellion

    • D. 

      Abolitionists' rebellion

  • 3. 
    Why were people outraged at the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott case?
    • A. 

      They believed it would solve many problems.

    • B. 

      They agreed with the decision.

    • C. 

      The Court said African Americans had no rights.

    • D. 

      The Court ruled in favor of Scott.

  • 4. 
    How did John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry affect the Nation?
    • A. 

      John Brown became a hero in the South.

    • B. 

      The North made John Brown a Union General.

    • C. 

      It further divided the North and South.

    • D. 

      It drew the North and South together.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following describes what slaves were doing when they resisted slavery?
    • A. 

      Fighting for their families

    • B. 

      Fighting against rules

    • C. 

      Being stubborn

    • D. 

      Fighting for their freedom

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is one way in which slaves resisted slavery?
    • A. 

      Telling family stories

    • B. 

      Meeting with owners

    • C. 

      Singing in the fields

    • D. 

      Holding back on work

  • 7. 
    Which of the following describes slavery's role in the Southern economy?
    • A. 

      Slavery was expensive.

    • B. 

      Slavery was forbidden.

    • C. 

      Slavery was a luxury.

    • D. 

      Slavery was profitable.

  • 8. 
    Write a sentence or two and describe the Underground Railroad. What were "conductors" and "stations"?
  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    Why did the African Americans fight in the Civil war? 
  • 11. 
    What did the abolitionists do to help spread their cause?