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1 US History Review Test 12 The Old South and Slavery, 1830 – 1860 1. Compared with the North, the Old South had a higher [A] murder rate. [B] proportion of its white population working for other whites. [C] literacy rate. [D] rate of out-of-wedlock births. [E] proportion of its people living in cities. 2. Which of the following is a crop that was not associated with the Old South? [A] rice [B] cotton [C] wheat [D] tobacco [E] They were all crops associated with the Old South. 3. Which of the following was not one of the reasons that cotton became “king” in the South? [A] It could be grown profitably on any scale, not just on large plantations. [B] It required the use of slaves. [C] It was convenient to grow corn with cotton. [D] Indian removals had made way for southern expansion into the “Cotton Kingdom.” [E] Southern climate was suited to cotton cultivation. 4. Which of the following accurately describes the Upper South and the Lower South? [A] Both sections were beginning to industrialize. [B] After about 1830, both were united in their defense of slavery. [C] Both sections aggressively advocated secession. [D] The Upper South tended to identify more with the North than with the Lower South. [E] The Upper South depended entirely on cotton, while the Lower South had a diversified economy. 5. One of the ways in which the North and the South were different was [A] southern factories were smaller and more closely tied to agriculture. [B] the North was more rural. [C] southern industry was growing more rapidly. [D] illiteracy rates in the North remained high, while they were declining in the South. [E] all of these 6. Factories developed slowly in the South for all the following reasons except that [A] the economic rewards of agriculture were more certain. [B] southerners had no source of capital. [C] slave discipline was difficult to maintain in a factory system. [D] industrialization might have disrupted the traditional southern social structure. [E] industrial slavery troubled southerners. 7. Southern education lagged behind northern education because [A] slaves demanded to be educated along with whites. [B] southerners were indifferent to public schools. [C] there were too many children to be educated. [D] the South had no money for schools. [E] all of these.
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2 8. By 1860 what percentage of white southern families owned slaves? [A] 100% [B] 25% [C] 50% [D] 75% [E] 2% 9. What was the largest group of southern whites in the antebellum period? [A] small slaveholders [B] people of the pine barrens [C] nonslaveholding yeomen [D] planters [E] urban shopkeepers 10. How many slaves would half of all slaveowning families have owned? [A] 50 [B] 100-200 [C] 25-50 [D] fewer than 5 [E] 500-1000 11. Life for most plantation mistresses was marked by [A] hours of exposure each day to the sun, as they supervised the slaves. [B] isolation, drudgery, and humiliation.
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2010 for the course HIST hist101 taught by Professor Grube during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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