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QUIZ: CH 15



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Antislavery Whigs, Democrats, and Free-Soilers joined together to form the
a.
Northern Party.
c.
Abolitionist Party.
b.
Republican Party.
d.
Antislavery Society.
 

 2. 

The Union captain of Fort Sumter was
a.
William Seward.
c.
Jefferson Davis.
b.
Francis Pickens.
d.
Abner Doubleday.
 

 3. 

Missourians who traveled in armed groups to cross the border and vote in elections became known as
a.
border voters.
c.
border ruffians.
b.
Missouri voters.
d.
border patrol.
 

 4. 

Who believed that slavery was a moral issue?
a.
Stephen A. Douglas
c.
Roger B. Taney
b.
Dred Scott
d.
Abraham Lincoln
 

 5. 

Southerners justified secession with the theory of
a.
states' rights.
c.
popular sovereignty.
b.
federalism.
d.
constitutionalism.
 

 6. 

An exaggerated loyalty to a particular region of the country is called
a.
abolitionism.
c.
sectionalism.
b.
Free-Soil Party.
d.
fugitive slave law.
 

 7. 

Who proposed that neither Congress nor local governments had the authority to ban slavery from a territory?
a.
Zachary Taylor
c.
John C. Calhoun
b.
Henry Clay
d.
Daniel Webster
 

 8. 

The first president of the Confederate States of America was
a.
Jefferson Davis.
c.
Abraham Lincoln.
b.
Stephen Douglas.
d.
Robert E. Lee.
 

 9. 

The law that required all citizens to help catch runaway enslaved people was the
a.
Slave Owners Act.
c.
Runaway Act.
b.
Fugitive Slave Act.
d.
Removal Act.
 

 10. 

Which act did Sam Houston predict would "convulse the country from Maine to the Rio Grande"?
a.
Missouri–Maine Act
c.
Texas–Maine Act
b.
Kansas–Nebraska Act
d.
Missouri Compromise
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
John Breckinridge
b.
Abraham Lincoln
c.
John Crittenden
d.
secession
e.
Confederate States of America formed
 

 11. 

candidate of Southern Democrats
 

 12. 

name not on Southern ballots
 

 13. 

proposed last-minute compromise
 

 14. 

February 4, 1861
 

 15. 

withdrawal from the Union
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Maine
d.
secede
b.
Missouri
e.
Martin Van Buren
c.
fugitives
 

 16. 

Free-Soil Party candidate
 

 17. 

slave state
 

 18. 

free state
 

 19. 

to leave the Union
 

 20. 

runaway slaves
 



 
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