Causes Of The Civil War Review Game Part II Question Preview (ID: 27428)

Events Leading To The Civil War.[print questions]

Which side fired the first shots of the Civil War?
a) the Confederate States of America
b) the Union

Where were the first shots of the Civil War fired on April 12, 1861?
a) Fort Sumter, South Carolina
b) Harpers Ferry, Virginia
c) Washington D.C.
d) Lawrence, Kansas

Why did some Southern states secede from the Union after Abraham Lincoln was elected?
a) their candidate did not win the election
b) they were afraid he would end slavery and there was nothing they could do to stop him
c) they wanted slavery to spread throughout all of America
d) he promised to repeal the Fugitive Slave Act

What was John Brown's plan when he raided the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859?
a) lead an army through the South to free all of the slaves
b) fire the first shots of the Civil War
c) help slaves escape through the Underground Railroad
d) inspire Southerners to give up slavery

What was the main issue of the presidential election of 1860?
a) slavery
b) the economy
c) immigration
d) Civil War

What does secede mean?
a) to let the people decide
b) to break away
c) to free the slaves
d) to abolish slavery

Who won the presidential election of 1860?
a) Stephen A. Douglass
b) John C. Breckenridge
c) Joseph Bell
d) Abraham Lincoln

Who, with a small group of followers, raided the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry Virginia in 1859?
a) Frederick Douglass
b) John Brown
c) Stephen Douglas
d) Dred Scott

The North viewed John Brown as a hero, but the south viewed him as a lunatic.
a) True
b) False

Which of the following is NOT something Abraham Lincoln said in his debates with Stephen A. Douglass
a) A house divided against itself cannot stand
b) Slavery was a moral issue... it was either right or wrong
c) Slavery was legal forever due to the Dred Scott Supreme Court Decision
d) The U.S. could not exist as half slave and half free, it had to be all one or the other

Which of the following was NOT a part of the decision made by the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case?
a) slaves were not citizens and could not sue in court
b) the Missouri Compromise was unconstituational
c) slaves were property and Congress did not have the power to ban slavery in territories
d) settlers in the territories had the power to decide whether their state would be free or slave

Who was the slave form Missouri who sued for his freedom?
a) Frederick Douglass
b) Uncle Tom
c) Dred Scott
d) Robert Sandford

What was the significance of Bleeding Kansas?
a) it peacefully turned Kansas into a free state
b) it peacefully turned Kansas into a slave state
c) it showed that popular sovereignty wasn't an effective way to deal with the slavery issue
d) it decided the question of slavery once and for all

Representative Charles Sumner beat Senator Preston Brooks with a cane in Congress in retaliation for a speech Brooks made that advocated Kansas enter the Union as a free state.
a) True
b) False

Which of the following is NOT true of Kansas after the Kansas-Nebraska act was passed?
a) two governments were set up in the territory
b) the territory had a pro-slavery government
c) the territory had an anti-slavery government
d) the territory became a slave state before the Civil War

The North supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act while the South felt it was a betrayal.
a) True
b) False

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