Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About Events Leading up to the Civil War?
Q#1 – What were the names given to Article IV, Section 2, Clause 3 of the US Constitution that had an eventual effect on the Civil War?
Q#2 – What was the purpose of Fugitive Slave Act of 1793?
Q#3 – In 1807, Congress passed what law making the importing or exporting slaves a federal crime?
Q#4 – What was the objective of American Colonization Society that was established in 1816?
Q#5 – The Missouri Compromise of 1820 involved Missouri and what other state?
Q#6 – Why was the Tariff of 1828 called the “Tariff of Abominations” by its opponents in the South?
Q#7 – The 1830 Supreme Court ruling in the case North Carolina v. Mann had what effect on slave owners?
Q#8 – What was the name of the newspaper that Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison began publishing in 1831?
Q#9 – Who was Nat Turner and what event was he associated with?
Q#10 – The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the US Congress. What do many historians argue was the net effect of the Compromise?
Q#11 – Before it was published in book form, in 1851, where did Uncle Tom’s Cabin first appear for readers?
Q#12 – How did the 1853 Kansas–Nebraska Act affect where slavery would be allowed?
Q#13 – What act of violence occurred on May 22, 1856, in the US Senate?
Q#14 – What was the purpose of John Brown’s attack on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859?
Q#15 – In the presidential election of 1860, what were the names and political parties of the other candidates who ran against Abraham Lincoln?