Civil War Quiz 5th Grade

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  • 1. 
    What did the Northern states want to make illegal?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      State's rights

    • C. 

      Amendments to the Constitution


  • 2. 
    Who was the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
    • A. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • B. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • C. 

      Sojourner Truth


  • 3. 
    Who was the abolitionist that wanted to start a slave rebellion?  He attacked an army post in Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
    • A. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • B. 

      John Brown

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln


  • 4. 
    Check 2 answers. Why did the Southern states want to leave the union?
    • A. 

      They wanted to continue to have slaves

    • B. 

      They wanted to be rich

    • C. 

      They wanted to protect states' rights

    • D. 

      They wanted to be free of England


  • 5. 
    What was the event that officially started the Civil War on April 12, 1861?
    • A. 

      The attack on Fort Smith

    • B. 

      The battle of Gettysburg

    • C. 

      The battle of Fort Sumter

    • D. 

      The battle of Vickburg


  • 6. 
    Tell why slavery was important to the South.

  • 7. 
    How did abolitionists try to end slavery?   Check 2.
    • A. 

      They wrote books and pamphlets against slavery.

    • B. 

      They stayed silent.

    • C. 

      They gave talks all around the country against slavery.

    • D. 

      They told slaves to continue in slavery and get over it.


  • 8. 
    Why were tarrifs good for the North?
    • A. 

      They gave the South all the power.

    • B. 

      They made goods from other countries more expensive than those in the North, and which encouraged people to buy goods made in the North.

    • C. 

      They gave all the money to Abraham Lincoln and his family.


  • 9. 
    Who was the general who attacked and captured Atlanta and then marched his troops toward Savannah, Georgia?
    • A. 

      General Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      General Grant

    • C. 

      General Sherman


  • 10. 
    General Sherman's march to the sea through Georgia used his strategy of total war.  What did he and his troops do in that strategy?
    • A. 

      Gave money to the poor Southerners.

    • B. 

      Destroyed railroads, burned homes and businesses in the South, stole cattle and grain

    • C. 

      Sent supplies to the North


  • 11. 
    Where were most battles of the Civil War fought?  In the _____________.

  • 12. 
    True or False:  The soliders in the Civil War had plenty to eat and an abundance of supplies.   Not many ever died.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    Why did so many soliders die in the Civil War?  Check 2.
    • A. 

      Heat stroke and bad weather

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      Rifles could shoot farther and more accurately


  • 14. 
    What were the advantages that the South had in the beginning of the war?  Check 2.
    • A. 

      They knew the land they were fighting on

    • B. 

      More supplies

    • C. 

      Better military generals

    • D. 

      More food than the Northern soldiers


  • 15. 
    What advantages did the North have in the war? Check 3.
    • A. 

      Stronger soliders

    • B. 

      Larger population, so more soldiers in their armies

    • C. 

      More factories to make supplies for them

    • D. 

      More railroads to get supplies to the soldiers


  • 16. 
    Match the name with the description.
    • A. President of the Union
    • A.
    • B. President of the Confederacy
    • B.
    • C. Confederate General
    • C.
    • D. Union General
    • D.

  • 17. 
    What eventually helped the North win the Civil War?
    • A. 

      They had better generals.

    • B. 

      Their soldiers were stronger.

    • C. 

      The Southern soldiers were tired and hungry and out of supplies.


  • 18. 
    Match the following.
    • A. Name of the southern states that seceded
    • A.
    • B. Name of the Northern states that did not secede
    • B.
    • C. casualties
    • C.
    • D. emancipation
    • D.
    • E. civilian
    • E.
    • F. desert
    • F.
    • G. sectionalism
    • G.
    • H. states' rights
    • H.

  • 19. 
    What was the book Uncle Tom's Cabin about?

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