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Which of the following was NOT an event that helped cause the Civil War?
a) John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
b) Compromise of 1850
c) Uncle Tom's Cabin
d) the 13th Amendment

Which of the following events lead directly to the South seceding form the Union?
a) Uncle Tom's Cabin
b) Confederate attack on Fort Sumter
c) Election of Abraham Lincoln
d) Kansas-Nebraska Act

What was an advantage of the South during the Civil War?
a) highly developed industry
b) larger working railway system
c) larger navy and merchant fleet
d) fighting on their home soil

What meeting in New York was a turning point in the struggle for women's rights?
a) Continental Congress
b) Constitutional Convention
c) Saratoga Convention
d) Seneca Falls Convention

What event signaled the beginning of the Civil War?
a) Confederate troops stationed at Fort Sumter fired on Union soldiers
b) Confederate troops fired on Union troops station at Fort Sumter
c) Union troops at Fort Sumter sank a confederate ship
d) Union troops fired on Confederate troops stationed at Fort Sumter

Why was the Emancipation Proclamation issued by the North?
a) To weaken the South during the Civil War
b) Because everyone in the north wanted to free the slaves
c) to free the slaves in the north and south
d) Because everyone in the south wanted to keep slavery

Which Civil War Event occurred first?
a) Battle of Gettysburg
b) Assassination of President Lincoln
c) Attack on Fort Sumter
d) Emancipation Proclamation

Which of the following summarizes army life during the Civil War?
a) Combat was deadly, but medical facilities and treatment were advance
b) Weapons and ammunition were primitive, and casualties were rare
c) Combat was deadly, but infections and disease were greater threats
d) Combat technology were improved, but casualties were rare

What was the North’s official goal at the start of the Civil War?
a) To protect the Northern way of life
b) To drive slave states out of the Union
c) To abolish slavery
d) To keep the Union together

Which of the following documents is considered a primary source from the Civil War?
a) a biography of the life of a war general
b) a letter from the wife of a soldier during the war
c) an encyclopedia
d) a documentary

Who was an escaped slave that conducted the Underground Railroad?
a) John Brown
b) William Lloyd Garrison
c) Harriet Beecher Stowe
d) Harriet Tubman

Which of these individuals was the President of the Confederacy during the Civil War?
a) Robert E. Lee
b) Jefferson Davis
c) Abraham Lincoln
d) Ulysses S. Grant

What effect did Uncle Tom's Cabin have on the country?
a) more Northerners became abolitionists
b) many southerners became abolitionists
c) Northerners began to own slaves
d) Southerners made slavery illegal

Which literary work exposed the evils of slavery?
a) The Jungle
b) The Grapes of Wrath
c) Common Sense
d) Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850 both dealt with the issue of
a) slavery in the South
b) slavery in the territories
c) slavery in the North
d) the slave trade

During the first half of the 19th century, the abolition movement worked to
a) end slavery
b) promote the civil service system
c) establish free public schools
d) limit consumption of alcoholic beverages

Which statement summarizes the effects of the Missouri Compromise?
a) It had little effect on the balance of slave and free states.
b) It helped ensure a balance of slave and free states for almost 30 years.
c) It triggered a sharp rise in the number of free states shortly after 1848.
d) It ensured a decrease in the number of slave states.

Which of the following was NOT a way that geography impacted sectionalism
a) Fast flowing rivers allowed growth of factories in North while slow moving rivers did not allow for factories in the South
b) Fertile soil in the South lead to slavery while the rocky soil in the North lead to less agriculture and no need for slavery
c) Fast flowing rivers in the North lead to a need for railroads while the South used slow moving rivers for transportation
d) Fertile soil in Oregon caused many settlers to move west

Which of the following was NOT a way geography impacted Northern advantages during the Civil War?
a) Because they had fast moving rivers that had factories to produce weapons
b) Because they had many harbors they were able to build more ships and have a better Navy
c) Because they had fast flowing rivers they had more railroads to transport soldiers and supplies
d) Because they had more fertile soil they had more cotton to use in their factories

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