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  1. "Cotton was king in the Old South." Which statement about cotton is true?

    A)It was grown only by the largest slaveowners.
    B)Cultivation spread steadily westward to new agricultural frontiers.
    C)It was grown primarily in the Upper South.
    D)In the South, acreage planted in cotton exceeded that devoted to any other single crop.
    B)Cultivation spread steadily westward to new agricultural frontiers.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Slaveowners made up what proportion of the southern white population?

    A)25 percent
    B)less than 2 percent
    C)50 percent
    D)75 percent
    A)25 percent
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  3. For the most part, members of the cotton gentry were:

    A)the sons of well-to-do Easterners who moved west.
    B)self-made men who had succeeded through work and luck.
    C)members of rich families who used their inheritances to buy plantations.
    D)supported by foreign investors who received most of the cotton revenues.
    B)self-made men who had succeeded through work and luck.
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  4. In the Old South, plantation mistresses:

    A)enjoyed lives of leisure with all domestic responsibilities met by slaves.
    B)enjoyed the same legal and social status as their husbands.
    C)bore heavy responsibilities and worked hard to meet them.
    D)generally lived on the plantations only during the busy social season.
    C)bore heavy responsibilities and worked hard to meet them.
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  5. Yeoman farmers in the South:

    A)opposed slavery because it hurt them economically.
    B)hated the planter class.
    C)suffered from isolation, a limited market, and shortage of money.
    D)were landless and poverty stricken.
    C)suffered from isolation, a limited market, and shortage of money.
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  6. Despite sharp social and economic differences in the Old South, class conflict did not exist because:

    A)planters thought of all white Southerners as social equals.
    B)of a shared racism and fear of African-Americans.
    C)even the poorest farmers owned slaves.
    D)there were so few small farmers.
    B)of a shared racism and fear of African-Americans.
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  7. A striking feature of American slavery was that:

    A)good medical care created a low infant mortality rate among slaves.
    B)the slave population grew at twice the rate of white population growth.
    C)the slave population increased despite high infant mortality rates.
    D)large numbers of slaves had to be imported to keep the population stable
    C)the slave population increased despite high infant mortality rates.
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  8. The slave family:

    A)usually consisted of the nuclear unit (father, mother, and their children), but often was part of larger kinship networks.
    B)rarely existed in a functional way on large plantations.
    C)was essentially impossible to sustain under bondage.
    D)by law, had to be sold as a unit.
    A)usually consisted of the nuclear unit (father, mother, and their children), but often was part of larger kinship networks.
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  9. Slaves' religion:

    A)was effective for blacks
    B)was based primarily on blacks' hatred of whites and thus did not enhance slaves' sense of self-worth.
    C)was expressed in secret meetings beyond white supervision.
    D)was effectively controlled by whites.
    C)was expressed in secret meetings beyond white supervision.
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  10. Free blacks in the South:

    A)developed an internal hierarchy favoring darker skin color.
    B)lived mostly in the upper South.
    C)lived mostly in urban centers.
    D)were mostly males.
    B)lived mostly in the upper South.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. All of the following were elements of the proslavery argument developed in the 1830s EXCEPT:

    A)the Bible sanctioned slavery.
    B)slavery, while wrong, was indispensable for the South's economy.
    C)slaves belonged to an inferior race.
    D)southern slaves lived better lives than northern factory workers.
    B)slavery, while wrong, was indispensable for the South's economy.
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  12. Nat Turner:

    A)was an escaped slave who led other runaways to freedom.
    B)became a leading advocate of slavery as a "positive good."
    C)led a slave revolt despite relatively humane treatment by his master.
    D)strongly defended humane treatment of slaves as the slaveowners' paternalistic obligation.
    C)led a slave revolt despite relatively humane treatment by his master.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
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