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Slavery in the United States: Quiz


Question 1: [82] Copperheads, the border states and War Democrats opposed emancipation, although the border states and War Democrats eventually accepted it as part of ________ needed to save the Union.
Total warMilitary historyAerial warfareIndustrial warfare

Question 2: Thousands of black slaves went over to the Crown with their families, and were recruited into the (3rd Colonial Battalion) ________ on occupied Tangier Island, in the Chesapeake.
3 Commando BrigadeRoyal NavyBritish ArmyRoyal Marines

Question 3: Elkins in his 1959 work “Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life” compared United States slavery to the brutality of the ________.
Adolf HitlerThe HolocaustNazi concentration campsHeinrich Himmler

Question 4: After 1830, a religious movement led by ________ declared slavery to be a personal sin and demanded the owners repent immediately and start the process of emancipation.
Harriet TubmanWilliam Lloyd GarrisonFrederick DouglassJohn Brown (abolitionist)

Question 5: ________ - author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet TubmanLevi CoffinHarriet Beecher StoweSojourner Truth

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Juno (Waller) Seymour, Minding the great grand-daughter of her first owner, 1853
  New Hampshire state census form with category for "Negroes and Slaves for Life." 1775
  Emily Winslow – one of the women delegates not allowed into the 1840 World Convention
  George Dillard, age 85, former Alabama slave, c. 1936

Question 7: By 1804, abolitionists succeeded in passing legislation that would eventually (in conjunction with the 13th amendment) emancipate the slaves in every state north of the Ohio River and the ________.
Mason–Dixon LineDelawareWedge (border)Maryland

Question 8: The consequent ________, beginning in 1861, led to the end of chattel slavery in America.
United StatesBleeding KansasAmerican Civil WarTennessee

Question 9: According to both the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian ________ and historian Eugene Genovese, treatment of slaves was both harsh and inhumane.
Cornell UniversityNew York CityDenverDavid Brion Davis

Question 10: The economic value of plantation slavery was magnified in 1793 with the invention of the cotton gin by ________, a device designed to separate cotton fibers from seedpods and the sometimes sticky seeds.
American Civil WarNew Haven, ConnecticutEli Whitney, Jr.Louis de Tousard

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