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Quiz Yourself on Abolitionist John Brown
Where was John Brown's raid on October 16, 1859?

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1. Where was John Brown's raid on October 16, 1859?
   New York City
   Harper's Ferry
2. What was John Brown's objective on the night of October 16, 1859?
   The Underground Railroad
   Raise attention to the abolitionist movement
   Begin an "army of emancipation"
   Campaign for Lincoln
   Start a new nation
3. Who captured John Brown and his raiders?
   Ulysses S. Grant
   Stonewall Jackson
   William Sherman
   Robert E. Lee
   George McClellan
4. Where did John Brown emerge as a significant, and violent, opponent to slavery?
   Bleeding Kansas
   Bleeding Nebraska
   Populist Movement
   Pontiac Rebellion
   Articles of Confederacy
5. What 1854 act opened up territory that had been previously banned from becoming slave states?
   Missouri Compromise
   Kansas Nebraska Act
   Missouri Kansas Act
   Texas Act
   Georgia Alabama Act
6. Julia Ward Howe set what song to the tune of the Civil War marching song "John Brown's Body"?
   "Stars and Stripes Forever"
   "God Bless America"
   "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
   "Star Spangled Banner"
   "America the Beautiful"
7. What Supreme Court decision in 1857 dealt a blow to the abolitionist movement?
   McCulloch v. Maryland
   Gibbons v. Ogden
   Cohens v. Virginia
   Dred Scott v. Sandford
   Martin v. Hunter's Lessee
8. What abolitionist novel galvanized the American public in the decade before the Civil War?
   Last of the Mohicans
   Little Women
   The Red Badge of Courage
   Uncle Tom's Cabin
   Looking Backward
9. What famous American writer defended the principals of John Brown's action in an essay entitled "A Plea for Captain John Brown"?
   Henry David Thoreau
   Mark Twain
   Herman Melville
   Harriett Beecher Stowe
   Edgar Allen Poe
10. Which amendment abolished slavery?

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