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Who was the first leader of the Republican Party?
a) Frederick Douglass
b) Abraham Lincoln
c) Dred Scott
d) John Brown

Which of the following was NOT part of the court's decision in the Dred Scott case?
a) That Dred Scott was still a slave.
b) That slaves taken into free states were still property fo their masters.
c) That people of African descent were not citizens of the U.S.
d) That Dred Scott would gain his freedom in five years.

What was John Brown's goad in attacking Harper's Ferry?
a) To go on a rampage and kill the entire town.
b) To show his support for slavery.
c) To steal weapons and begin a massive slave revolt.
d) To keep Kansas from becoming a slave state.

Why did Preston Brooks beat up Charles Sumner?
a) Because Sumner made a biting anti-slavery speech in the Senate (and talked badly about Brooks' uncle)
b) Charles Sumner had tried to steal some of his slaves.
c) Charles Sumner was a pro-slavery advocate and Preston Brooks hated slavery.
d) Charles Sumner tried to start a slave revolt in Harper's Ferry Virginia.

What was the immediate result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
a) It caused Congress to pass the Compromise of 1850.
b) It caused Lincoln to become a pro-slavery advocate.
c) It abolished slavery throughout the North.
d) It canceled the Missouri Compromise by allowing slavery to spread to northern territories.

Which political party began as a result of trying to keep slavery out of the West?
a) The Democratic Party
b) The Republican Party
c) The Anti-Federalist Party
d) The Green Party

Pro-Slavery advocates might argue all of the following EXCEPT:
a) Slavery was a necessary evil.
b) Slavery was good for masters and their well-cared-for slaves!
c) Slavery should be abolished immediately.
d) The Southern states had a right to their slaves, and the national government could not take that right.

What famous book was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe?
a) Uncle Tom's Cabin
b) The Abolitionist Handbook
c) Middle Passage
d) King Cotton

What was the Middle Passage?
a) The name for slave houses on a plantation.
b) The name of a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
c) The name of an infamous slave-trading ship.
d) The terrible journey for slaves across the Atlantic Ocean.

How was the Anti-Slavery viewpoint different from the Abolitionist perspective?
a) Anti-Slavery advocates thought slavery was okay.
b) Anti-Slavery advocates feared they could not legally end slavery where it already was, but they would keep it from spreading.
c) Anti-Slavery advocates promoted violence to bring slavery to an end.
d) Anti-Slavery advocates were the only ones who helped on the Underground Railroad.

What did an 'abolitionist' believe?
a) That Americans should just keep slavery from spreading West.
b) That slavery was good for masters AND slaves.
c) That slavery would die a natural death...nothing needed to be done about it.
d) That the U.S. should end slavery completely and immediately.

What did it mean to say 'a load of potatoes is coming'?
a) The runaway slaves are crossing over the Ohio River.
b) One of the runaway slaves is injured.
c) A wagon full of runaway slaves, covered by farm produce, is on its way.
d) Slave catchers are following the runaway slaves from the South.

Who was called 'Moses' of the Underground Railroad?
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Harriet Tubman
c) Dred Scott
d) John Brown

What is one thing that most slaves were not allowed to do?
a) Take care of the master's children.
b) Learn to read and write.
c) Get married in a 'jump the broom' ceremony.
d) Go to church or learn about religion.

What is the most accurate definition of the Underground Railroad?
a) A network of people and safe houses that helped slaves reach freedom.
b) A train that went through a tunnel under the ground.
c) The rule that made it illegal for people to help runaway slaves.
d) It's another nickname for Harriet Tubman.

Jobs that slaves would often have included all of the following EXCEPT:
a) A field worker
b) A house slave
c) An slave auctioneer
d) A craftsman

Why did the South call cotton 'King Cotton'?
a) Because it was so important to their economy and society.
b) Because each year they elected a Southern King to set the cotton prices.
c) Because cotton was the reason that the importance of slavery declined in the South.
d) Because only a few wealthy Southerners wanted to grow cotton.

Sectionalism means...
a) A strong belief in your country.
b) A strong belief in slavery.
c) A strong belief in abolition of slavery.
d) A strong belief in your region.

Pick one thing from the list that the South had more of than the North.
a) Large farms.
b) Factories.
c) Big cities.
d) People.

What did the Fugitive Slave Act make illegal?
a) Helping runaway slaves escape in the North.
b) Owning slaves in Northern Territories.
c) Killing a slave unless he had tried to start a revolt.
d) Teaching a slave how to poison his/her master.

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