Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About John Brown?
Q#1 –When and where was John Brown born?
Q#2 – How did Brown’s parents, Owen Brown and Ruth Mills describe their son, John Bron?
Q#3 – When the Brown family moved to Hudson, Ohio, what was the name of the man who ingrained in a young John Brown the seeds of Abolition?
Q#4 – John Brown’s father became a leading and wealthy citizen of Hudson and operated a tannery. Which future US President’s father was employed at the tannery?
Q#5 – With no school beyond the elementary level in Hudson at that time, how did John Brown acquire additional academic education?
Q#6 – When he was 12 years old and away from home moving cattle, what incident did he witness that John Brown decided to dedicate his life to improving African Americans’ condition?
Q#7 – Where did John Brown plan to get his higher education?
Q#8 – After returning home, what profession did John Brwon teach himself from a book?”
Q#9 – John Brown knew the Bible thoroughly and could catch even small errors in Bible recitation. After the Bible, what were his favorite books read?
Q#10 – In 1836, what incident further reinforced John Brown’s Abolitionist fervor?
Q#11 – In 1850, the United States passed the Fugitive Slave Act, a law mandating that authorities in free states aid in the return of escaped slaves and imposing penalties on those who aid in their escape. What action did John Bron take in response to this new law?
Q#12 – The Pottawatomie massacre occurred in Kansas during the night of May 24 and the morning of May 25, 1856. Under John Brown’s supervision, his sons and other abolitionist settlers did what?
Q#13 – At the start of the raid at Harper’s Ferry, what initial actions did John Brown perform?
Q#14 – After experiencing some initial success, what mistake did Brown make that led to Federal and State forces being alerted to the raid?
Q#15 – Why was John Brown’s trial conducted by the State of Virginia and not by the Federal Government?