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Grade 8 :: Industrialization by billycamps
The term mass production is best defined as the
  1. rapid manufacture of a large number of identical objects.
  2. ability to carefully produce intricate objects one at a time.
  3. tendency to create poor quality goods because of high demand.
  4. practice of making only products that would have many buyers.
Grade 8 :: Industrialization by billycamps
In the 1800s, which of the following was NOT a problem that most growing American cities faced?
  1. the spread of disease
  2. few job opportunities
  3. a lack of clean drinking water
  4. the threat of citywide fires
Grade 8 :: Civil Rights by billycamps
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. bySusan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Grade 8 :: Civil War by billycamps
The slave codes were
  1. rules to protect the general welfare of enslaved people.
  2. ways for enslaved people to secretly communicate with one another other.
  3. laws that controlled the lives of enslaved African Americans.
  4. guidelines for freeing a certain number of enslaved people every year.
Grade 8 :: Civil Rights by billycamps
Delegates at the Seneca Falls Convention compared the women's rights movement to the
  1. American struggle for independence from Britain.
  2. temperance movement.
  3. abolitionist movement.
  4. War of 1812.
Grade 8 :: Civil Rights by billycamps
Which of the following was organized to address the issue of equal rights for women?
  1. the Underground Railroad
  2. the Seneca Falls Convention
  3. the temperance movement
  4. the abolitionist movement
Grade 8 :: Civil Rights by billycamps
Which of the following rights did the women's rights movement NOT achieve for women during the 1800s?
  1. right to vote
  2. right to own property
  3. right of married women to keep their wages
  4. right to pursue higher education
Grade 8 :: Industrialization by billycamps
What effect did the invention of the cotton gin have on the slave trade in the South?
  1. It led to the founding of antislavery organizations.
  2. Planters used more slave labor.
  3. Cotton growers depended less on the slave system.
  4. The cotton gin had very little lasting impact.
Grade 8 :: Civil Rights by billycamps
The women's rights movement
  1. was a complete failure.
  2. was not necessary because women always had the same rights as men.
  3. brought attention to women's need for education.
  4. quickly succeeded at everything it attempted to do.
Grade 8 :: Industrialization by billycamps
Why did people in the North and the South have such different views about slavery?
  1. The South's economy depended on slavery, while the economy of the North did not.
  2. Most people in the South believed slavery was morally wrong.
  3. Northerners thought slavery was destroying the economy.
  4. Southerners believed slavery should be eliminated gradually, while northerners thought it should be abolished all at once.
Grade 8 :: Civil War by billycamps
Harriet Tubman is most closely associated with
  1. helping to preserve slavery.
  2. the Underground Railroad.
  3. the slave ship Amistad.
  4. the Second Great Awakening.
Grade 8 :: Map Components by billycamps
A compass rose is
  1. the needle on the compass
  2. helpful if you traveling in an unfamiilar place
  3. a guide to directions on a map
  4. a flower that only grows in the south of France
Grade 8 :: Industrialization by billycamps
Which invention improved travel by water in the early 1800s?
  1. turnpike
  2. spinning jenny
  3. water frame
  4. steamboat
Grade 8 :: Civil War by billycamps
Grade 8 :: Civil War by billycamps
The proposal by Stephen Douglas on the issue of slavery in the Kansas and Nebraska territories was that
  1. the Missouri Compromise should not be changed.
  2. voters in the territories should decide the issue.
  3. the number of slaves in any territory should be limited.
  4. slavery should be abolished in all new territories.
Grade 8 :: Civil War by billycamps
What earned the territory of Kansas the name "bleeding Kansas"?
  1. Residents of the territory fought over whether or not Kansas should join the Union.
  2. Proslavery and antislavery forces fought violently over whether Kansas would be a free state or a slaveholding state.
  3. The territory lost a large number of soldiers during the Mexican-American War.
  4. Slave owners in the territory had a reputation for badly mistreating their slaves.
Grade 8 :: Industrialization by billycamps
Besides the cotton gin, which of the following items did Eli Whitney also invent?
  1. interchangeable parts
  2. telegraph
  3. steam engine
  4. musket
Grade 8 :: Civil War by billycamps
Which statement best describes Henry Clay's goal in proposing the Missouri Compromise?
  1. Eventually, slavery as an institution will be overturned and the slaves will all be freed.
  2. Slavery will be allowed in some northern states at the same time it is being phased out of the southern states.
  3. Northern and southern states cannot agree on a system that will satisfy them both.
  4. The balance in the Senate will be maintained by this agreement.
Grade 8 :: Civil War by billycamps
Just before the passage of the Missouri Compromise, the number of free states and slave states was
  1. 11 free, 11 slave.
  2. 10 free, 12 slave.
  3. 6 free, 16 slave.
  4. 16 free, 6 slave
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