The US History Quiz: The Siege Of Petersburg?

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Petersburg's Siege is part of a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, that took place from June 9th, 1864 to March 25th, 1864. These battles occurred during the American civil war. So, do you think you know enough about the American civil war? If yes, complete our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How long did this battle last for?
    • A. 

      9 months

    • B. 

      A year

    • C. 

      6 months

    • D. 

      3 weeks.

  • 2. 
    Who was the commander of the Union forces?
    • A. 

      Lt.Gen.Ulysses.S.Grant

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • D. 

      George Washington.

  • 3. 
    Why was Petersburg so important for the Confederate army?
    • A. 

      Because the city had all the gold.

    • B. 

      Because it was crucial to the supply of the Army.

    • C. 

      It is still a mystery today.

    • D. 

      Because it was its base.

  • 4. 
    Who commanded the Confederate Army?
    • A. 

      Israel Putnam

    • B. 

      John Stark

    • C. 

      General Robert. E . Lee

    • D. 

      John Pitcairn

  • 5. 
    What was particular about this battle?
    • A. 

      The presence of new and sophisticated weaponry.

    • B. 

      Its duration

    • C. 

      The presence of the largest concentration of African American troops.

    • D. 

      The presence of all Southerners.

  • 6. 
    How many commanders did the Unionists have?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 7. 
    How many key commanders did the Confederates have?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 8. 
    Which one of the 2 armies was the largest?
    • A. 

      The Union Army

    • B. 

      The Confederate Army

    • C. 

      The British Army

    • D. 

      The Mexican Army

  • 9. 
    How many troops did the Unionists have during the initial assaults?
    • A. 

      10,000

    • B. 

      15,000

    • C. 

      20,000

    • D. 

      30,000

  • 10. 
    By June 18th, 1864, how many troops did the Confederate army have?
    • A. 

      20,000

    • B. 

      30,000

    • C. 

      100,000

    • D. 

      10,000

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