Practice Test #20

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All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 20: Girding for War: The North and the South (1861-1865) 1. European powers favored a civil war in the United States because a. They could regain control of a divided America. b. War would weaken the United States’ power in the Western Hemisphere. c. War could end the concept of balance of power in the Americas. d. Such a conflict would halt the flow of blacks to Canada. 2. President Lincoln’s decision on what to do about the situation at Fort Sumter in the first weeks of his administration can best be characterized as a. Belligerent. b. Ambiguous. c. Cautious. d. Cowardly. 3. Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter when it was learned that a. Lincoln had ordered the fort reinforced with the federal troops. b. Lincoln had ordered supplies sent to the fort. c. The fort’s commander as planning to evacuate his troops secretly from the fort. d. Lincoln had called for seventy-five thousand militia troops to form a voluntary Union army. 4. Many northerners were willing to allow southern states to leave the Union until a. John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry. b. The South attacked fort Sumter. c. Robert E. Lee was named to head the potential new nation. d. South Carolina seceded from the United States. 5. In order to persuade the Border States to remain in the Union. President Lincoln a. Relied solely on moral appeal. b. Used only totally legal methods. c. Declared martial law where needed. d. Never had to use troops. 6. The Border States offered all of the following advantages except a. A large population. b. A good supply of horses and mules. c. Valuable manufacturing capacity. d. Shipbuilding facilities. 7. Lincoln’s declaration that the North sought to preserve the Union with or without slavery a. Came as a disappointment too most Northerners and demoralized the Union army. b. Revealed the influence of the Border States on his policies. c. Caused some selected states to rejoin the Union. d. Contradicted the campaign promise of the Republican Party. 8. During the Civil War, most of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory of present-day Oklahoma a. Supported the Union b. Remained neutral. c. Supported the Confederacy. d. Gave up their slaves. 9. In return for support from the Plains Indians during the Civil War, the Union a. Gave them land in California. b. Increased their federal payments.
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course HIST 020 taught by Professor Kearns during the Fall '06 term at UPenn.

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