SAT Subject US History Practice Question 621: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 621

62. Uncle Tom's Cabin provoked strong reactions in the South because

A. it justified Southerners' view that slavery was morally permissible
B. it depicted slavery as wrong and slaveholders as corrupt
C. it depicted romantic relations between African Americans and whites
D. it predicted that the South would lose the Civil War
E. it had no white characters

Correct Answer: B


Choices A, C, D, and E are inaccurate descriptions of the novel. Southerners did not like it because it portrayed slavery in a bad light.

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