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Civil War - 5th Grade Level

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A 5th grade (elementary) level quiz on the Civil War and general facts about the time period of slavery. Enjoy!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are THREE causes of the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Tariffs or Taxes

    • B. 

      Slavery

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Congress making laws to either benefit the North or the South

    • E. 

      13th Amendment

  • 2. 
    The Underground Railroad... (check 3)
    • A. 

      Traveled from the south to the north

    • B. 

      Was created by the 13th amendment

    • C. 

      Was an actual railroad

    • D. 

      Had secret stops in homes and other places

    • E. 

      Included people helping slaves secretly

  • 3. 
    Advantages for the Confederate (Southern) soldiers in the Civil War were... (Pick 2)
    • A. 

      Had most of the nation

    • B. 

      Most battles were fought on southern ground

    • C. 

      Factories made what the South needed

    • D. 

      They had high-ranking officers

    • E. 

      Had 22 million people

  • 4. 
    Advantages for the Union (Northern) soldiers in the Civil War were... (Pick 3)
    • A. 

      Factories made what they needed

    • B. 

      Most battles were fought on northern ground

    • C. 

      Had most of the nation (22 million people) and 3/4 wealth

    • D. 

      Had ships, banks, factories, and railroads

    • E. 

      Had high-ranking officers

  • 5. 
    The Emancipation Proclamation was...
    • A. 

      A document that started the Civil War

    • B. 

      A document that freed slaves

    • C. 

      The confederate soldiers

    • D. 

      A bill by Jefferson Davis

    • E. 

      A document that started slavery

  • 6. 
    What were the Northern soldiers called?
    • A. 

      Confederate soldiers

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Union soldiers

    • D. 

      Civil Unions

    • E. 

      Emancipations

  • 7. 
    What were the Southern soldiers called?
    • A. 

      Confederate soldiers

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Union soldiers

    • D. 

      Civil Unions

    • E. 

      Emancipations

  • 8. 
    Why was the Gettysburg address important?
    • A. 

      It traveled from the north to south

    • B. 

      It freed slaves

    • C. 

      It was the turning point of the war

    • D. 

      It had high-ranking officers

    • E. 

      It was a cause of the civil war

  • 9. 
    When was the Civil War?
    • A. 

      1862-1869

    • B. 

      1861-1862

    • C. 

      1900-1905

    • D. 

      1861-1865

    • E. 

      1841-1845

  • 10. 
    The civil war was the first war that the United States citizens fought against one another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Who was the "president" of the South?
    • A. 

      Ulysses Grant

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Stonewall Jackson

    • D. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • E. 

      George Washington

  • 12. 
    Who was the president of the North?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Ulysses Grant

    • D. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • E. 

      Stonewall Jackson

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False