Harpers Ferry and John Brown

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Harpers Ferry and John Brown.

1. What is an abolitionist?
a. Someone who owns slaves
b. Someone who is against war
c. Someone who is a Republican
d. Someone who is against slavery
e. Someone who is for the rights of the states

2. Who led the raid on the Harpers Ferry arsenal?
a. Robert E. Lee
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. John Brown
d. Harriet Tubman
e. Frederick Douglass

3. What did John Brown hope to accomplish by taking over the Harpers Ferry arsenal?
a. He hoped to arm the slaves so they could fight back
b. He hoped to start a revolt among the slaves
c. He hoped to end slavery in the South
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. What year did the raid on Harpers Ferry take place?
a. 1850
b. 1859
c. 1860
d. 1861
e. 1865

5. True or False: The raid was a great success for John Brown and the abolitionists.

6. What happened to John Brown after the raid?
a. He was taken captive and hanged to death.
b. He escaped and went to work on the Underground Railroad.
c. He was sent to prison for life.
d. He was shot to death during the raid.
e. He was captured, but was eventually set free by Abraham Lincoln.

7. What famous Confederate general from the Civil War helped to capture John Brown and his men?
a. Ulysses S. Grant
b. Jeb Stuart
c. George McClellan
d. Stonewall Jackson
e. Robert E. Lee

8. True or False: Once Brown and his men had captured the arsenal, hundreds of slaves from around the area revolted and helped him to fight.

9. How many men went with John Brown on the raid?
a. Five
b. Twelve
c. Twenty-one
d. Forty
e. Sixty-two

10. In what US state is Harpers Ferry located today?
a. Tennessee
b. North Carolina
c. Kentucky
d. Georgia
e. West Virginia

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