Practice Test #19

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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 a. realized that intervention in the Civil War on behalf of the South would not be popular. b. concluded that they must end slavery in their own territory. c. decided to give aid to the slaveholding South. d. banned the book. 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 a. non-slaveholding southern whites. b. southern planters. c. northern Republican abolitionists. d. western farmers. 6 ) In 1855, proslavery southerners regarded Kansas as a. territory governed by the Missouri Compromise. b. slave territory. c. geographically unsuitable for slavery. d. too close to free states for slavery to be practical. 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 a. the arrival of John Brown. b. an attack on Lawrence by a gang of proslavery raiders. c. the influx of a large number of slaves. d. none of the above. 9 ) President James Buchanan’s decision on Kansas’s Lecompton Constitution a. hopelessly divided the Democratic party. b. admitted Kansas to the Union as a free state. c. admitted Kansas to the Union as a slave state. d. reaffirmed the Democratic party as a national party.
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