Unit 5 Period 1 & 2

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This test will assess your knowledge of Unit 5 of the Georgia Studies Curriculum


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  • 1. 
    The Emancipation Proclamation
    • A. 

      Freed the slaves in south

    • B. 

      Made freedom constitutional

    • C. 

      Declared war on the south

    • D. 

      Freed the slaves in the north

  • 2. 
    Election of 1860 saw ___________ become president.
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Frederick Douglass

  • 3. 
    Which was NOT a provision of the land lottery?
    • A. 

      War veterans were given extra chances.

    • B. 

      A person had to be over 21 to participate.

    • C. 

      A person had to pay a fee to participate.

    • D. 

      Only men could participate.

  • 4. 
    What was the purpose of the headright system in Georgia?
    • A. 

      It provided an organized system of collecting taxes.

    • B. 

      It established a method of counting population.

    • C. 

      It administered voting and election districts.

    • D. 

      It distributed Indian lands to new settlers.

  • 5. 
    What system replaced the headright system as a way of allocating land?
    • A. 

      Tomahawk rights

    • B. 

      Land lottery

    • C. 

      Surveying

    • D. 

      Land rush

  • 6. 
    Religious revival spread greatly in south because of the use of
    • A. 

      Sermons

    • B. 

      Lectures

    • C. 

      Tent revivals

    • D. 

      Church buildings

  • 7. 
    What is significant about the history of the University of Georgia?
    • A. 

      Its construction was the most expensive in United States history.

    • B. 

      It was built by Anglicans.

    • C. 

      It was the site of many revivals.

    • D. 

      It was the first public university in the United States.

  • 8. 
    Who was Louisville named after?
    • A. 

      The governor of Georgia

    • B. 

      The king of England

    • C. 

      The president

    • D. 

      King Louis the 16th

  • 9. 
    What was the Second Great Awakening?
    • A. 

      Political movement

    • B. 

      Religious revival

    • C. 

      Historical document

    • D. 

      Compact with England

  • 10. 
    The invention of the cotton gin made it necessary for plantation owners to use more
    • A. 

      Enslaved people

    • B. 

      Tractors

    • C. 

      Cattle

    • D. 

      Silos

  • 11. 
    Alexander McGillivray represented the Creek Nation throughout the
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      French and Indian War

    • C. 

      Revolutionary War

    • D. 

      Trail of Tears

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is described by the statements below?
      • Maine had to agree to outlaw slavery.
      • Territories wanted to become new states.
      • Abolitionists wanted to change the laws.
  • A. 

    Tariff of 1832

  • B. 

    Georgia platform

  • C. 

    Kansas-Nebraska Act

  • D. 

    Missouri Compromise

  • 13. 
    Which statement BEST describes the outcome of the Dred Scott case?
    • A. 

      The New York court system changed the laws of Missouri.

    • B. 

      Missouri granted Scott the right to be free.

    • C. 

      The U.S. Supreme Court decided against Scott.

    • D. 

      The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the Missouri Supreme Court.

  • 14. 
    In what way is the Kansas-Nebraska Act similar to both the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850?
    • A. 

      Each was concerned with tariffs.

    • B. 

      Each decided the legality of slavery in new states.

    • C. 

      Each was written to end the Civil War.

    • D. 

      Each was written by Alexander Stephens.

  • 15. 
    Why did General Sherman burn Atlanta and destroy everything in his path on his March to the Sea?
    • A. 

      His armies were large and they needed all of the resources they found.

    • B. 

      He couldn’t control his armies anymore.

    • C. 

      He was ordered to by President Lincoln.

    • D. 

      He wanted to destroy the resources of the South.

  • 16. 
    Which of the ideas below did the Radical Republicans believe in?
    • A. 

      More freedom for African Americans

    • B. 

      Leniency for former Confederate soldiers

    • C. 

      Slowing down Reconstruction

    • D. 

      Preventing African Americans from holding office

  • 17. 
    How were landowners compensated by sharecroppers?
    • A. 

      Sharecroppers collected rent from landowners.

    • B. 

      Sharecroppers let landowners use their equipment.

    • C. 

      Sharecroppers paid a portion of their profits.

    • D. 

      Sharecroppers and landowners worked for no profit.

  • 18. 
    Which of the terms is the right of a state not to follow a federal law?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Secession

    • C. 

      Nullification

    • D. 

      Abolition

  • 19. 
    What is the practice of providing “separate but equal” public accommodations for different races?
    • A. 

      Nullification

    • B. 

      Segregation

    • C. 

      Sharecropping

    • D. 

      Reconstruction

  • 20. 
    Which Civil War battle is described by the phrases below?
      • Union forces won
      • Bloodiest battle of the war.
      • Turning point for the Union in the war.
    • A. 

      Gettysburg

    • B. 

      Antietam

    • C. 

      Chattanooga

    • D. 

      Chickamauga

  • 21. 
    Which mode of transportation was developing in Georgia just before the Civil War which was very important to Georgia’s war effort and post-war economic development?
    • A. 

      Canals

    • B. 

      Highways

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      Riverboats

  • 22. 
    What discovery led to the Cherokee losing their land in Georgia?
    • A. 

      Silver on Creek lands

    • B. 

      Gold in Dahlonega

    • C. 

      Oil in Columbus

    • D. 

      Zinc in Madison

  • 23. 
    What was Sequoya’s major contribution to the Cherokee culture?
    • A. 

      He signed a treaty giving Cherokee lands to the United States.

    • B. 

      He signed a treaty moving the Cherokee to the Indian Territory.

    • C. 

      He gained fame as a hunter and trapper and traded fur for weapons.

    • D. 

      He developed a syllabary so the Cherokee could have a written language.

  • 24. 
    Who was the chief of the Cherokee who took a petition to Congress protesting the Cherokee removal from their land?
    • A. 

      William McIntosh

    • B. 

      Chief Menawa

    • C. 

      John Ross

    • D. 

      Sequoyah

  • 25. 
    The intent of the Indian Removal Act was to
    • A. 

      Destroy the Native American way of life.

    • B. 

      Remove the Native Americans from the eastern United States.

    • C. 

      Help the Native Americans buy land east of the Mississippi River.

    • D. 

      Remove the Native Americans to reservations in the eastern part of the United States.

  • 26. 
    Which was a result of the Compromise of 1850?
    • A. 

      Owning slaves was forbidden in Washington D.C.

    • B. 

      Slavery was permitted in the new state of California.

    • C. 

      Importation of slaves from Africa was declared illegal.

    • D. 

      Runaway slaves had to be returned to southern owners.

  • 27. 
    Which statement explains how the Dred Scott decision pushed the nation closer to war?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court ruled that, while slaves were not citizens, they could not sue.

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court ruled that slavery was not a legal right of the southern states.

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not stop slavery in the territories.

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court ruled that slave owners had to be reimbursed for slaves who escaped on the Underground railroad.

  • 28. 
    After what battle was the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln?
    • A. 

      Chickamauga

    • B. 

      Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Antietam

    • D. 

      Capturing of Atlanta

  • 29. 
    Atlanta’s military importance to the Confederacy is that it was the
    • A. 

      Capital of the Confederacy.

    • B. 

      Most populated city in the Confederacy.

    • C. 

      Industrial and transportation center for the Confederacy.

    • D. 

      Home to the largest number of slaves in the Confederacy.

  • 30. 
    Where was a notorious Confederate prison in Georgia?
    • A. 

      Fulton

    • B. 

      Atlanta

    • C. 

      Andersonville

    • D. 

      Belle

  • 31. 
    The BEST description of the Freedmen’s Bureau during Reconstruction was that it
    • A. 

      Registered newly freed slaves to vote.

    • B. 

      Helped the newly freed slaves adjust to their freedom.

    • C. 

      Provided education, training, and social services for the newly freed slaves.

    • D. 

      Managed the distribution of farm land and animals to the newly freed slaves.

  • 32. 
    Which BEST describes the differences between sharecropping and tenant farming?
    • A. 

      Sharecroppers received a percentage of the crops produced and could set aside cash money to purchase their own land, while tenant farmers had difficulty saving cash.

    • B. 

      Sharecroppers owned nothing but their labor, while tenant farmers owned farm animals and equipment to use in working other people’s lands.

    • C. 

      Tenant farmers received a cash salary or wage for their farm work, while sharecroppers received only a portion of the crops they raised.

    • D. 

      Tenant farmers earned equity or an interest in land they worked from year to year so that eventually they would own their own property.

  • 33. 
    What did the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?
    • A. 

      It abolished slavery

    • B. 

      It gave blacks citizenship.

    • C. 

      It gave blacks the right to vote.

    • D. 

      It gave blacks the right to own property.

  • 34. 
    Beginning soon after the end of the Civil War, what secret organization used force and violence to influence Georgia’s society?
    • A. 

      United Confederate Veterans

    • B. 

      Free Accepted Masons

    • C. 

      Freedman’s Bureau

    • D. 

      Ku Klux Klan

  • 35. 
    38. What did the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?
    • A. 

      It abolished slavery.

    • B. 

      It gave blacks citizenship.

    • C. 

      It gave blacks the right to vote.

    • D. 

      It gave blacks the right to own property.

  • 36. 
    The purpose of the Fugitive Slave Law was to
    • A. 

      Require slaves to have citizenship papers in order to obtain jobs.

    • B. 

      Prevent slaves from testifying against whites in court trials.

    • C. 

      Prevent slaves from having group gatherings or meetings.

    • D. 

      Require the return of runaway slaves to their owners.

  • 37. 
    According to the provisions of the Missouri Compromise, what state was admitted as a free state?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Kansas

    • C. 

      Maine

    • D. 

      Missouri

  • 38. 
    Henry McNeal Turner was the
    • A. 

      First African American Georgia Legislator

    • B. 

      White president

    • C. 

      Congressmen

    • D. 

      Supreme Court Judge

  • 39. 
    The Union blockade of the south was an attempt to
    • A. 

      Stop Georgia and the south from transporting goods

    • B. 

      Keep southerners from going on cruises

    • C. 

      Keep the north from transporting goods

    • D. 

      All of the Above