Civil War Practice Test

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  • 1. 

    Which General came up with the Anaconda Plan? 

    • A.

      Winfield Scott

    • B.

      Robert E. Lee

    • C.

      James Longstreet

    Correct Answer
    A. Winfield Scott
    Explanation
    Yes, he did and the Anaconda plan was to squeeze the east and west together and block out ports from Europe and to slowly defeat the Confederacy.

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  • 2. 

    Which general was famous for using total war? 

    • A.

      George Picket

    • B.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • C.

      Stonewall Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. Ulysses S. Grant
    Explanation
    Yes he did: and total war is defeating the enemies turf and hurting innocent people.

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  • 3. 

    Which general was a coward when it came to battle, and didn't like to fight? 

    • A.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B.

      George B. McClellan

    • C.

      Jeb Stuart

    Correct Answer
    B. George B. McClellan
    Explanation
    George B. McClellan is the correct answer because he was known for his cautious approach to battle and his reluctance to engage in direct combat. He was often criticized for being overly hesitant and not taking advantage of opportunities to attack the enemy. McClellan's cautious nature and lack of aggressiveness ultimately hindered his effectiveness as a general during the American Civil War.

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  • 4. 

    Which general: Marched his army in one of the most famous marches in U.S. history. He had his soldiers utilize total war to its fullest extent. They cut a flaming path into the South that 40 miles wide? 

    • A.

      Stonewall Jackson

    • B.

      James Longstreet

    • C.

      William Tecumseh Sherman

    Correct Answer
    C. William Tecumseh Sherman
    Explanation
    William Tecumseh Sherman is the correct answer because he is known for leading his army on a destructive campaign known as the March to the Sea during the American Civil War. This march involved his soldiers practicing total war, which meant they not only engaged in combat with enemy forces but also targeted civilian infrastructure and resources. The path they cut through the South was approximately 40 miles wide and left a trail of destruction in their wake.

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  • 5. 

    General who: fought on the front lines when he was needed? 

    • A.

      James Longstreet

    • B.

      George Pickett

    • C.

      Jeb Stuart

    Correct Answer
    A. James Longstreet
    Explanation
    James Longstreet is the correct answer because he was a general who actively fought on the front lines when needed. He was known for his aggressive and hands-on approach to warfare, often leading his troops from the front and personally engaging in combat. Longstreet's bravery and willingness to put himself in danger alongside his soldiers earned him a reputation as a courageous and respected military leader.

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  • 6. 

    Who was a fancy man who wore a feather in his hat, dressed like an english cavalier and was one of the most daring leaders the world has ever known? 

    • A.

      John Wall

    • B.

      Jeb Stuart

    • C.

      George Pickett

    Correct Answer
    B. Jeb Stuart
    Explanation
    Jeb Stuart was a fancy man who wore a feather in his hat and dressed like an English cavalier. He was also one of the most daring leaders the world has ever known.

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  • 7. 

    Who was bottom of his class at Westpoint Academy, and very chill and easy going? 

    • A.

      Stonewall Jackson

    • B.

      George Pickett

    • C.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    Correct Answer
    B. George Pickett
    Explanation
    George Pickett is the correct answer because he was known for being at the bottom of his class at Westpoint Academy. Additionally, he was described as very chill and easygoing, which further supports the choice. Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant may have had notable military careers, but they do not fit the description given in the question.

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  • 8. 

    A general who was a strange and brooding man. When he took command, his troops were in awe of him. He was intelligent, daring, and had a strong religious faith

    • A.

      Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson

    • B.

      Robert E. Lee

    • C.

      James Longstreet

    Correct Answer
    C. James Longstreet
    Explanation
    James Longstreet is the correct answer because the description matches his character. Longstreet was known for being a mysterious and contemplative figure. His troops admired him for his intelligence, courage, and strong religious beliefs.

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  • 9. 

    Who was:  offered command of the entire Union Army, but instead turned Lincoln down and fought for the Rebels. Was cool and collected during battle, and was known as one of the greatest generals in the history of the United States

    • A.

      Robert. E Lee

    • B.

      John Wall

    • C.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert. E Lee
    Explanation
    Was a proper general, and commanded fairly and with courage

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  • 10. 

    Explain the battle of Antietam. 

  • 11. 

    Write down everything you know about Gettysburg!

  • 12. 

    The union had _________ Ridge

    Correct Answer
    Cemetery
    Seminary
    Explanation
    The word "had" suggests that the union possessed or owned something. Both "Cemetery" and "Seminary" can be owned by a union, but a cemetery is more commonly associated with ownership by a union. A seminary is a school or educational institution, which is less likely to be owned by a union. Therefore, "Cemetery" is the more fitting answer.

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  • 13. 

    The confederacy had _________ ridge

    Correct Answer
    Seminary
    Cemetery
    Explanation
    The confederacy had both a seminary and a cemetery on the ridge.

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  • 14. 

    Was was the Battle of Wilderness? 

  • 15. 

    Explain Vicksburg and Petersburg siege. 

  • 16. 

    Explain Gettysburg Adress! 

  • 17. 

    What was the 54th regiment? 

  • 18. 

    Describe the life of civil war soldiers confederate and union. 

  • 19. 

    What were the technological innovations during civil war? 

  • 20. 

    Merrimack was the _______ ship? 

    Correct Answer
    Confederate
    Union
    Explanation
    Merrimack was both a Confederate and Union ship. Initially, it was a Union ship named USS Merrimack, but it was captured by the Confederates during the American Civil War and renamed CSS Virginia. Therefore, the correct answer is both Confederate and Union.

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  • 21. 

    The monitor was the ______ ship? 

    Correct Answer
    Union
    Confederacy
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the identity of the ship, and the correct answer is "Union, Confederacy." This suggests that the ship in question belonged to both the Union and the Confederacy, possibly indicating that it switched sides or was used by both sides during the conflict.

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  • 22. 

    Was the Merrimack... 

    • A.

      A confederate ship that was big with 12 revolving guns?

    • B.

      A confederate ship

    • C.

      A light cruiser that had 2 cannons on a rotating turnet

    Correct Answer
    A. A confederate ship that was big with 12 revolving guns?
    Explanation
    The Merrimack was a confederate ship that was known for its size and had 12 revolving guns. This means that the ship was not only affiliated with the confederate side during the Civil War but also had a significant firepower with its 12 guns that could rotate.

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  • 23. 

    What was the date of Lincoln's Assasination

    • A.

      April 14th 1865

    • B.

      April 15th 1865

    • C.

      January 1rst 1863

    Correct Answer
    A. April 14th 1865
    Explanation
    The correct answer is April 14th, 1865. This was the date of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

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  • 24. 

    Date of Emancipation Proclamation? 

    • A.

      January 1rst 1863

    • B.

      November 19th 1863

    • C.

      January 4th 1863

    Correct Answer
    A. January 1rst 1863
    Explanation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. This executive order declared that all slaves in Confederate territory were to be set free. It was a significant milestone in the fight against slavery and played a crucial role in shaping the outcome of the American Civil War.

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  • 25. 

    Gettysburg date? 

    • A.

      July 3rd 1863

    • B.

      November 18th 1863

    • C.

      April 12th 1867

    Correct Answer
    A. July 3rd 1863
    Explanation
    The correct answer is July 3rd, 1863. This is the date of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was a significant turning point in the American Civil War. It was fought between the Confederate Army led by General Robert E. Lee and the Union Army led by General George G. Meade. The battle lasted for three days, from July 1st to July 3rd, with the Union emerging victorious. The Battle of Gettysburg is considered a major turning point in the war as it marked the first major defeat for Lee's army and gave the Union a much-needed morale boost.

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  • 26. 

    Gettysburg Adress date? 

    • A.

      November 19th 1863

    • B.

      July 3rd 1863

    • C.

      April 15th 1865

    Correct Answer
    A. November 19th 1863
    Explanation
    The correct answer is November 19th, 1863. This date is significant because it marks the day when President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address during the American Civil War. The speech was given at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and is considered one of the most important speeches in American history. In his address, Lincoln emphasized the principles of equality and freedom, and reflected on the sacrifices made by the soldiers who fought in the war.

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  • 27. 

    Civil war dates? Beginning and end. 

  • 28. 

    Everything about Abraham Lincoln? 

  • 29. 

    Who was John Wilks Booth? 

  • 30. 

    What was the name of the play abraham lincoln saw while getting killed? 

    • A.

      My Cousin Vinny

    • B.

      Our American Cousin

    • C.

      Spring Awakening

    Correct Answer
    B. Our American Cousin
    Explanation
    "Our American Cousin" is the correct answer because it was the name of the play that Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln attended a performance of this play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer, entered the theater and shot Lincoln in the back of the head, leading to his death the following day. The play's title has become synonymous with this tragic event in American history.

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  • 31. 

    Appatomax Courthouse ? 

  • 32. 

    Explain Jefferson daVIS

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