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Unformatted text preview: 1. Which state had the largest slave population during the period 1820-1860? A. Virginia B. Alabama C. Mississipp i D. Louisiana Points Earned: 1/1 Your Response: A 2. Which of the following is true about slave ownership in the Old South? A. Slave holding was practiced by more people in 1860 than in 1830. B. A small percentage of African Americans owned slaves. C. Most slaveholders owned more than twenty slaves. D. About half of the white population in the South owned slaves. Points Earned: 0/1 Your Response: D 3. What percentage of slaves did not have to work primarily as field hands? A. 5% B. No statistics have been found regarding slaves work. C. 80% D. 25% Points Earned: 1/1 Your Response: D 4. Where was rice cultivation important? A. In certain areas of South Carolina and Georgia B. In the swampy regions of Georgia and Florida C. In Virginia and Maryland D. Along the banks of the Mississippi River Points Earned: 1/1 Your Response: A 5. What crop did most agricultural slaves tend? A. Cotton B. Hemp C. Rice D. Potatoes Points Earned: 1/1 Your Response: A 6. How did white southerners justify the sexual exploitation of black women? A. It helped white women stay pure. B. The black women were inherently promiscuous. C. Black women were responsible, since they seduced the white men. D. All of the above are true. Points Earned: 1/1 Your Response: D 7. What percentage of slaves from the upper South moved into the Southwest as the cotton trade opened up? A. Very few, since slaves generally reproduced well in the Southwest, few imports were needed. B. People kept no statistics on the movements of slaves at this time. C. 50% between 1820 and 1860. D. Almost all of them, as slavery began to die in the Upper South. Points Earned: 1/1 Your Response: C 8. What is true about womens labor in agricultural work in the South? A. Black women were actually valued far more than men for their work. B. They were not allowed to work outside the house, although their labor was very difficult. C. Black women were sometimes allowed to learn to read and write, so they could teach the white children. D. They often did the same, physically demanding, backbreaking work as the men. Points Earned: 0/1 Your Response: B 9. What was a primary advantage of being a skilled slave? A. They had authority and power over the other slaves, and could limit punishment....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course HIS 120 taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '11 term at Parkland.
- Spring '11