Archive for November 15th, 2011

20:2 MC practice

1. Lincoln’s declaration that the North sought to preserve the Union with or without slavery
A. revealed the influence of the Border states on his policies.
B. contradicted the campaign promises of the Republican party.
C. caused some of the seceded states to rejoin the Union.
D. came as a disappointment to most Northerners and demoralized the Union.
E. cost him support in the “Butternut region” of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

2. To fill the Army’s demand for troops, the North relied mainly on
A. the draft.
B. bounty brokers.
C. volunteers.
D.substitute brokers.
E. foreign mercenaries.

3. As a result of the Civil War, the Northern economy
A. emerged more prosperous than ever before.
B. saw industrial profits improve but agricultural profits fall.
C. became dependent upon international trade.
D. greatly helped the day laborer.
E. became so prosperous that unscrupulous business practices were dramatically reduced.

4. How many Border slave states remained within the Union as of 1862?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

5. Lincoln argued that his assertion of executive power and suspension of certain civil rights was justified because
A. he was only suspending civil liberties in areas that had committed treason against the Union.
B. the South had committed an even greater breach of the Constitution.
C. as president during wartime he had unlimited presidential power.
D. he had indicated he would take such steps during his campaign for the presidency.
E. it was necessary to set aside certain Constitutional provisions to preserve the Union.

6. Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter when it was learned that
A. Lincoln had ordered supplies sent to the fort.
B. Lincoln had called for 75,000 volunteers to form a Union army.
C. the fort’s commander was planning to evacuate his troops secretly from the fort.
D. Lincoln had ordered the fort reinforced with federal troops.
E. Southern support for secession was weakening.

7. Which of the following was a Union advantage during the Civil War?
A. The Union could fight a defensive war.
B. The Union had more experienced generals.
C. The Union had a better-funded treasury.
D. Britain offered the Union its military support.
E. The Union had greater support from its citizens.

8. Lincoln’s primary objective in suppressing the writ of habeas corpus was to
A. suppress Southern sympathizers in Border States.
B. better control the newspapers of the North.
C. bolster the size of the army with a draft.
D. be allowed to officially end slavery in the capital.
E. increase taxes to better fund the war effort.

9. The main reason why Lincoln stated he HAD to have Kentucky was
A. because it was his home state.
B. Ft. Knox, the depository of federal gold, was there, and those deposits could help pay for the war.
C. its northern border was made up of a large part of the strategic Ohio River.
D. Samuel Colt’s weapons factories were located there.
E. Kentucky contained a rich deposit of lead for bullets.

10. Technically in Midwestern territory, this region was know to be filled with population that was pro-Southern settlers.
A. the “mountain white” region of Virginia.
B. the Chesapeake Bay of Maryland.
C. the Oregon country.
D. the “Butternut” region of Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana.
E. the Green River area of Vermont.