Uncle Tom's Cabin and Tension Over Slavery in the 1850s - Quiz & Worksheet


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Victory over _____ led to America's increase in land size but also trouble balancing the free and slave states.

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1. The Missouri Compromise which maintained a temporary balance of free and slave states was brokered by which politician?

2. Who was an author and abolitionist who wrote about the life of slaves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of Uncle Tom's Cabin and tension over slavery in the 1850s. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the man who brokered the Missouri Compromise.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Elements of the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Brokering the Missouri Compromise
  • Causes for America's land expansion

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Uncle Tom's Cabin and tension over slavery in the 1850s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the success of Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the contributions of this book's author

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Uncle Tom's Cabin and Tension Over Slavery in the 1850s. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the political debate over slavery in the 1850s
  • Understand the cause and effect of the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Recognize biographical and literary details of this book's author
  • Know the legacy of Uncle Tom's Cabin