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

    B) Cultivation spread steadily westward to new agricultural frontiers.
  2. Slaveowners made up what proportion of the southern white population?

    C) 25 percent
  3. For the most part, members of the cotton gentry were:

    D) self-made men who had succeeded through work and luck.
  4. In the Old South, plantation mistresses:

    D) bore heavy responsibilities and worked hard to meet them.
  5. Yeoman farmers in the South:

    D) suffered from isolation, a limited market, and shortage of money.
  6. Despite sharp social and economic differences in the Old South, class conflict did not exist because:

    D) of a shared racism and fear of African-Americans.
  7. A striking feature of American slavery was that:

    C) the slave population increased despite high infant mortality rates.
  8. The slave family:

    B) usually consisted of the nuclear unit (father, mother, and their children), but often was part of larger kinship networks.
  9. Slaves' religion:

    D) was expressed in secret meetings beyond white supervision.
  10. Free blacks in the South:

    A) lived mostly in the upper South.
  11. All of the following were elements of the proslavery argument developed in the 1830s EXCEPT:

    C) slavery, while wrong, was indispensable for the South's economy.
  12. Nat Turner:

    B) led a slave revolt despite relatively humane treatment by his master.
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