Civil War Chapter 16 Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    Who won the election of 1860?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Stephen Douglas

    • C. 

      John Bell

    • D. 

      John Breckinridge

  • 2. 
    What geographic region of the nation determined the winner of the election of 1860?
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      North

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      Southwest

  • 3. 
    How did the southern states react to the outcome of the election of 1860?
    • A. 

      They declared war

    • B. 

      They celebrated

    • C. 

      They freed their slaves

    • D. 

      They seceded

  • 4. 
    Why was it important for Maryland to remain loyal to the Union?
    • A. 

      To capture Fort Sumter

    • B. 

      To prevent Washington D.C. from being stuck in enemy territory

    • C. 

      Because they were allies with the British

    • D. 

      Because they banned slavery

  • 5. 
    What occurred at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861?
    • A. 

      John Brown led an attack to start a slave revolt

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

    • C. 

      The south fired on the fort, starting the Civil War

    • D. 

      The south voted to secede

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT related to the northern states?
    • A. 

      President Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Fighting to keep the country together

    • C. 

      Also known as the Union

    • D. 

      Capital is Richmond, Virginia

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT related to the southern states?
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      Started the war by firing on Fort Sumter

    • C. 

      Fighting for to keep the country together

    • D. 

      Also called the Confederacy

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was NOT a military advantage of the northern states?
    • A. 

      Home field advantage

    • B. 

      More railroads

    • C. 

      More people

    • D. 

      More factories

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was NOT a military advantage of the southern states?
    • A. 

      Better military leaders

    • B. 

      More people

    • C. 

      Fighting on home soil

    • D. 

      Fighting a defensive war

  • 10. 
    Robert E. Lee joined the Confederacy after what state seceded?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Virginia

    • D. 

      South Carolina

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