The Worlds of North and South

Question 1 of 16

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The geography of the South supported the growing of cash crops in all of these ways except

Select one of the following:

  • it had wide, fertile coastal plains.

  • it had access to seaports to export goods.

  • it had fast-moving rivers as a source of power.

  • it had plentiful rainfall and long growing seasons.

Question 2 of 16

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The economy in the South was based on which of these?

Select one of the following:

  • mining

  • banking

  • agriculture

  • shipbuilding

Question 3 of 16

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How did the invention of cotton gin impact the South

Select one of the following:

  • Cotton mills moved to the South.

  • Cotton exports to Europe declined.

  • Cotton farmers no longer needed slaves.

  • Cotton became the South's most important crop.

Question 4 of 16

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Which of these best describes the Industrial Revolution

Select one of the following:

  • a conflict between factory owners in cities

  • a shift from handmade products to machine-made products

  • a decrease in immigrant labor and an increase in slave labor

  • a change from privately owned businesses to government-controlled businesses

Question 5 of 16

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Why did the South oppose laws to provide federal money for internal improvements, such as roads and canals?

Select one of the following:

  • They thought taxes would need to be raised.

  • They thought these improvements were dangerous.

  • They thought these improvements were unnecessary.

  • They thought these improvements would benefit only Northern states.

Question 6 of 16

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How were goods primarily transported in the South?

Select one of the following:

  • by air

  • by rail

  • by river

  • by road

Question 7 of 16

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By 1850, which of these was the most efficient way to move goods in the North?

Select one of the following:

  • by railroad

  • by steamboat

  • by canal boat

  • by stagecoach

Question 8 of 16

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Unlike the North, why did Southerners invest little money in mills and factories?

Select one of the following:

  • They did not buy manufactured goods.

  • They put their money in land and slaves.

  • They thought mills and factories caused pollution.

  • They preferred the lifestyle of small family farmers.

Question 9 of 16

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Why were textile mills built near rivers?

Select one of the following:

  • Rivers provided power to operate the mills.

  • Rivers provided transportation for employees of the mills.

  • Textile mills were built near population centers.

  • Textile mills provided cloth for factories near the rivers.

Question 10 of 16

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Which of these best describes the difference between an agrarian and a industrialist in the 1800s?

Select one of the following:

  • One is poor while the other is wealthy.

  • One employs slaves and the other employs immigrants.

  • One works to support a family while the other works to make money.

  • One favors policies that support farming and the other favors policies that support factories.

Question 11 of 16

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Which invention brought industrialization to Northern agriculture?

Select one of the following:

  • reaper

  • steamboat

  • power loom

  • sewing machine

Question 12 of 16

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What was life like for free African Americans in the North?

Select one of the following:

  • They were given special privileges.

  • They were encouraged to move to the South.

  • They were not treated as equal to other citizens.

  • They had the same rights as all other citizens.

Question 13 of 16

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Who were the political leaders in the South during the mid-19th century?

Select one of the following:

  • factory owners

  • wealthy planters

  • religious leaders

  • educated lawyers

Question 14 of 16

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Which conditions in Northern Europe encouraged emigration between 1845 and 1860?

Select one of the following:

  • war and famine

  • disease and slavery

  • natural disasters and climate change

  • religious prosecution and poor education

Question 15 of 16

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Which of these was a major cause of immigration to the United States between 1945 and 1860?

Select one of the following:

  • political conflict

  • offers of free land

  • escape from slavery

  • investment opportunities

Question 16 of 16

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Which of these is one reason that U.S. immigrants settled in the North?

Select one of the following:

  • It offered free land.

  • It offered jobs in mills and factories.

  • They were attracted by the good climate.

  • They were attracted by the railroad system.

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The Worlds of North and South

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