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Practice Test #19

Practice Test #19 - Use the practice questions below to...

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 19: Drifting Toward Disunion 1) Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin a. intended to show the cruelty of slavery. b. was prompted by passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. c. compromised the recollections of a long-time personal witness to the evils of slavery. d. received little notice at the time it was published but became widely read during the Civil War. 2) Uncle Tom’s Cabin may be described as a. a first hand account of slavery. b. a success only in the United States. c. a powerful political force. d. having little effect on the start of the Civil War. 3) As a result of reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin, many northerners a. found the book’s portrayal of slavery too extreme. b. vowed to halt British and French efforts to help the Confederacy. c. rejected Hinton Helper’s picture of the South and slavery. d. swore that they would have nothing to do with the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law. 4 ) When the people of Britain and France read Uncle Tom’s Cabin, their governments 5 ) Hinton R. Helper’s book The Impending Crisis of the South argued that those who suffered most from the use of slave labor were 6 ) In 1855, proslavery southerners regarded Kansas as 7 ) In “Bleeding Kansas” in the mid-1850s, ______ was/were identified with the proslavery element, and ______ was/were associated with the antislavery free-soilers. a. Beecher’s Bibles; border ruffians b. John Brown; Preston Brooks. c. the Pottawatomie massacre; the sack of Lawrence d. the Lecompton Constitution; the New England Immigrant Aid Society 8 ) In 1856, the breaking point over slavery in Kansas came with
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