The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, also known as the Mason and Slidell Affair, was an international diplomatic incident that occurred during the American Civil War?
(a) The Mason Affair.
(b) The Trent Affair.
(c) The MSA.
(d) The British Affair.

2. Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation offered gradual emancipation and what to border states and any states that returned voluntarily to the Union?
(a) The right to vote.
(b) Consequences.
(c) Compensation.
(d) Freedom.

3. How many candidates did the Democratic Party present for the 1860 presidential election?
(a) 0.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.

4. When was Frederick Douglass born?
(a) 1821.
(b) 1795.
(c) 1882.
(d) 1818.

5. When was Stephen A. Douglas born?
(a) 1779.
(b) 1813.
(c) 1798.
(d) 1801.

6. When was the American Colonization Society founded?
(a) 1816.
(b) 1795.
(c) 1825.
(d) 1818.

7. How many slave states in the South immediately declared their independence when Lincoln was elected?
(a) 11.
(b) 8.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

8. Where was John C. Breckinridge born?
(a) Kansas.
(b) Kentucky.
(c) Tennessee.
(d) Alabama.

9. When did Lincoln issue a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation?
(a) September, 1862.
(b) October, 1863.
(c) September, 1861.
(d) July, 1862.

10. What is the political principle that the legitimacy of the state is created by the will or consent of its people, who are the source of all political power?
(a) Popular sovereignty.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Conservatism.

11. The Treaty between the United States and Great Britain for the Suppression of the Slave Trade was also known as what?
(a) The Mason-Swift Treaty.
(b) The Lyons-Seward Treaty.
(c) The Lincoln Treaty.
(d) The Trent Treaty.

12. Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation stated that the South had until what date to return to Union or face the freeing of their slaves immediately?
(a) January 1, 1863.
(b) October 1, 1864.
(c) September 14, 1862.
(d) January 1, 1862.

13. Who founded the abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator?
(a) David Ruggles.
(b) William Lloyd Garrison.
(c) John P. Hale.
(d) Martin Van Buren.

14. In 1820, the American Colonization Society began sending black volunteers where to establish a colony for freed American slaves?
(a) The Humboldt Coast.
(b) The Gold Coast.
(c) The Pepper Coast.
(d) The Gulf Coast.

15. What was the name of a major command of the United States Army during the 19th century which oversaw the military affairs in the country west of the Mississippi River to the borders of California and Oregon?
(a) Department of the Mississippi.
(b) Northwest Department.
(c) Department of the West.
(d) Northwest Organization.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to goods that a neutral nation cannot supply to a belligerent nation except at the risk of seizure and confiscation?

2. What term means to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use?

3. What state asked to be entered into the Union as a separate state, agreeing that all black children born after July 1863 would be free?

4. When did Lincoln publicly relieve John C. Fremont of command?

5. Where was Stephen A. Douglas from?

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