Quiz: American History Civil War Exam!

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What do you understand about the American civil war? The American civil war was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865. It was fought between northern states who pledged themselves to the Union and Southern states that had seceded to make America's confederate states. If you need to know about the civil war for an upcoming exam or simply curious, this quiz can help you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 3/5 Compromise, which became part of our Constitution, related to?
    • A. 

      The metric system

    • B. 

      Slavery

    • C. 

      Tariffs

    • D. 

      The election of the Presidetn

  • 2. 
    The Missouri Compromise of 1820:
    • A. 

      Drew an east-west line through the Louisiana Purchase, prohibiting slavery above that line, with the exception of Missouri

    • B. 

      Was developed by John Calhoun and abolished the slave trade in Missouri

    • C. 

      Permitted slavery throughout the old Northwest Territory

    • D. 

      Banned the publication of anti-slavery literature such as "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "The Liberator"

  • 3. 
    California entered the Union as a free state as a result of?
    • A. 

      The Dred Scott decision

    • B. 

      Compromise of 1850

    • C. 

      Kansas - Nebraska Act

    • D. 

      Lincoln - Douglas debates

  • 4. 
    Which of the following would have received the most support in the South?
    • A. 

      The Wilmot Proviso

    • B. 

      The Dred Scott Decision

    • C. 

      The Missouri Compromise

    • D. 

      John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

  • 5. 
    Who was the commanding general of the Southern forces (Confederates) during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 6. 
    Which part of the Compromise of 1850 received the greatest support from southern farmers?
    • A. 

      The admission of California as a free state

    • B. 

      The passage of a strict fugitive slave act

    • C. 

      The end of slave trade in Washington D.C.

    • D. 

      Allowing popular sovereignty in the new territories

  • 7. 
    What did the Emancipation proclamation do?
    • A. 

      It called for the freedom of slaves in the South

    • B. 

      It was a declaration of war between the North and the South

    • C. 

      It was the peace treaty between the North and the South

    • D. 

      It declared that slaves could vote

  • 8. 
    Which of these activities had the greatest economic impact between 1800 and 1860?
    • A. 

      Cotton farming

    • B. 

      Logging trees

    • C. 

      Coal mining

    • D. 

      Autmobile industry

  • 9. 
    Why did the United States act as an imperial power during the late 1800s?
    • A. 

      A need to decrease its military experience

    • B. 

      A desire to control oil-producing nations

    • C. 

      A need for new markets for its manufactured goods

    • D. 

      A desire for new gold mines

  • 10. 
    Which of the following events was the last to happen?
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      World War I

    • C. 

      Spanish American War

    • D. 

      Mexican-American War

  • 11. 
    Who was President of the United States during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • D. 

      James Buchanan

  • 12. 
    Who was President of the Confederacy (South) during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • D. 

      James Buchanan

  • 13. 
    Which of the following would provide the best primary source material about the works of     Abraham Lincoln?
    • A. 

      A biography of Lincoln

    • B. 

      An interview with a descendant of Lincoln

    • C. 

      A collection of speeches written by Lincoln

    • D. 

      A historical analysis of the Lincoln-Douglas debates

  • 14. 
    Read the following primary document and answer the question below the excerpt.  According to the excerpt, identify one reason immigrants would be denied admission to the United States after 1917? SEC. 3. That the following classes of aliens shall be excluded from admission into the United States…persons who are found to be and are certified by the examining surgeon as being mentally or physically defective…all aliens over sixteen years of age, physically capable of reading, who can not read the English language, or some other language or dialect, including Hebrew or Yiddish. Source: United States Immigration Act of 1917
    • A. 

      Immigrants who have AIDS

    • B. 

      Immigrants who have a mental illness

    • C. 

      Immigrants who only read English

    • D. 

      Immigrants who were Communists

  • 15. 
    Which country did the United States fight in World War I
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Soviet Union

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 16. 
    Who was President of the United States during World War I
    • A. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • D. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

  • 17. 
    What is imperialism?
    • A. 

      A war over religion

    • B. 

      When a stronger country extends control over another country

    • C. 

      The movement of people from one country to another

    • D. 

      A sudden, massive attack by a strong military

  • 18. 
    Which of the following women is best known for leading the fight to get women the right to vote?
    • A. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • B. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • C. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • D. 

      Ida B. Wells

  • 19. 
    Which of the following women is best known for being a conductor on the Underground Railroad?
    • A. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • B. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • C. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • D. 

      Ida B. Wells

  • 20. 
    Which of the following documents ended World War I?
    • A. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • B. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • C. 

      Dawes Act

    • D. 

      Wilson's 14 points

  • 21. 
    This flag represents which of the following?
    • A. 

      Nazis

    • B. 

      Confederate States of America

    • C. 

      Original United States flag

    • D. 

      Soviet Union flag

  • 22. 
    World War I happened around what time?
    • A. 

      1860's

    • B. 

      1914-1918

    • C. 

      1898

    • D. 

      1941-1945

  • 23. 
                               "White Man's Burden" Editorial Cartoon Detroit Free Press 1898 Analyze the political cartoon and answer the following question. What message is the cartoon most likely implying?
    • A. 

      The United States is uneducated

    • B. 

      The United States military is weak

    • C. 

      The United States will help "civilize" natives from another country

    • D. 

      The Untied States is against immigration

  • 24. 
    Which political figure is in the picture?
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 25. 
    Which political figure is in the picture?
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

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