The Civil War And Georgia (Syphertt)

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Civil War Quizzes & Trivia

Use this quiz to assess your knowledge of Georgia Performance Standard SS8H6ab about the Civil War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is nullification?
    • A. 

      Tax on foreign goods

    • B. 

      Tax on cotton

    • C. 

      State has the right not to follow a federal law

    • D. 

      State has to follow federal laws

  • 2. 
    The term "popular sovereignty" describes
    • A. 

      Abolitionism

    • B. 

      The right of states to vote on laws

    • C. 

      The right of the federal government to nullify laws

    • D. 

      The nullification of tariffs

  • 3. 
    What is a tarriff?
    • A. 

      Tax on foreign goods

    • B. 

      Tax on cotton

    • C. 

      State has the right not to follow a federal law

    • D. 

      State has to follow federal laws

  • 4. 
    What did Lincoln's victory in the Election of 1860 led the south to do?
    • A. 

      Join the Union

    • B. 

      Seceed (separate) from the Union

    • C. 

      Support the Dred Scott decision

    • D. 

      Not to support the Dred Scott decision

  • 5. 
    Which statement BEST describes the outcome of the Dred Scott case?
    • A. 

      The New York court system changed the laws of Missouri

    • B. 

      Missouri granted Scott the right to be free

    • C. 

      The U.S. Supreme Court decided against Scott

    • D. 

      The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the Missouri Supreme Court

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is described by the statements below?-Maine had to agree to outlaw slavery-Territories wanted to become new states-Abolitionists wanted to change the laws
    • A. 

      Tarriff of 1832

    • B. 

      Georgia Platform

    • C. 

      Kansas-Nebraska Act

    • D. 

      Missouri Compromise

  • 7. 
    What was the Georgia Platform?
    • A. 

      Georgians wanted the North not to support the Fugitive Slave Act and to ban slavery in new states

    • B. 

      Georgians wanted to separate from the Union

    • C. 

      Georgians wanted the North to support the Fugitive Slave Act and to stop banning slavery in new states

    • D. 

      Georgians wanted to separate from the Confederate

  • 8. 
    What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
    • A. 

      Free all the slaves

    • B. 

      Free only slaves in the Confederate (southern) states

    • C. 

      Free only slaves in the Union (northern) states

    • D. 

      Free slaves in new states

  • 9. 
    Which representative from Georgia wanted the south to remain loyal to the Union and was against secession?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • D. 

      Alexander Stephens

  • 10. 
    Why was the Gettysburg Address important?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln urged the North to win the war to perserve the democratic ideals on which the nation was founded

    • C. 

      Alexander Stephens freed the slaves

    • D. 

      Alexander Stephens urged the North to win the war to perserve the democratic ideals on which the nation was founded

  • 11. 
    What was at stake in the Battle of Chichamauga?
    • A. 

      Access to ammunition

    • B. 

      The fate of Washington, D.C.

    • C. 

      Control of the railroad center in nearby Chattanooga

    • D. 

      Access to the port city of Savannah

  • 12. 
    Why was the Union victory at Antietam important?
    • A. 

      It stopped Confederate forces from advancing to Washington, D.C

    • B. 

      It cut the Confederate forces off from their supplies

    • C. 

      The Confederate forces lost thousands more soldiers than the Union forces

    • D. 

      It put an end to the war

  • 13. 
    Why was Andersonville prison important?
    • A. 

      It was a prison for Confederate soldiers in South Carolina

    • B. 

      It was a prison for Confederate soldiers in Georgia

    • C. 

      It was a prison for Union soldiers in South Carolina

    • D. 

      It was a prison for Union soldiers in Georgia