Civil War Practice Test 1

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  • 1. 
    The population of the United States in 1860 was approximately:
    • A. 

      250 million

    • B. 

      12 million

    • C. 

      32 million

    • D. 

      25 million

  • 2. 
    In 1860, there were approximately _______________________ slaves in America.
    • A. 

      4 million

    • B. 

      10 million

    • C. 

      12 million

    • D. 

      6 million

  • 3. 
    William Lloyd Garrison's antislavery newspaper was known as:
    • A. 

      The Abolitionist

    • B. 

      The Independent

    • C. 

      Freedom!

    • D. 

      The Liberator

  • 4. 
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin dramatized:
    • A. 

      The cruel nature of slavery

    • B. 

      The beauties of southern plantation life.

    • C. 

      The horrors of the Civil War battles.

    • D. 

      The degrading nature of northern factory work.

  • 5. 
    The cash crop most important to the economy of the South in the 1850s was:
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Tobacco

    • D. 

      Indigo

  • 6. 
    John Brown raided Harper's Ferry in 1859 in order to:
    • A. 

      Pay back Virginia for the sin of slavery.

    • B. 

      Get the Federal deposits of gold there to buy freedom for the slaves.

    • C. 

      Get weapons for a slave rebellion.

    • D. 

      Free slaves from the Federal prison there.

  • 7. 
    The first state to secede from the Union was:
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      South Carolina

    • C. 

      Mississippi

    • D. 

      Kentucky

  • 8. 
    The first shots of the Civil War were fired at:
    • A. 

      Bull Run, Virginia

    • B. 

      New Orleans, Louisiana

    • C. 

      Fort Sumter, South Carolina

    • D. 

      Valverde, New Mexico

  • 9. 
    The first capital of the Confederacy was:
    • A. 

      Montgomery, Alabama

    • B. 

      Charleston, South Carolina

    • C. 

      Richmond, Virginia

    • D. 

      Tupelo, Mississippi

  • 10. 
    Due to the extreme heat and humidity in Alabama, the Confederacy's capital was moved to
    • A. 

      Montgomery, Alabama

    • B. 

      Charleston, South Carolina

    • C. 

      Richmond, Virginia

    • D. 

      Tupelo, Mississippi

  • 11. 
    Most people, North and South, thought that:
    • A. 

      The war would be long and bloody.

    • B. 

      European countries would ally with the North to prevent secession.

    • C. 

      Slaves would revolt as soon as the first shots were fired.

    • D. 

      The war would be brief and almost bloodless.

  • 12. 
    The bloodiest single day of the Civil War was the battle of:
    • A. 

      Shiloh

    • B. 

      Island No. 10

    • C. 

      Cold Harbor

    • D. 

      Antietam

  • 13. 
    The Emancipation Proclamation:
    • A. 

      Freed all the slaves.

    • B. 

      Freed serfs in Russia

    • C. 

      Freed some slaves, and left others in slavery.

    • D. 

      Allowed Southerners to free their slaves, if they wished to.

  • 14. 
    General William T. Sherman is most famous for:
    • A. 

      His loss to General Stand Waite in Oklahoma

    • B. 

      His march from Atlanta to the sea, burning everything in his path.

    • C. 

      His defense of Washington D. C. against Jubal Early’s surprise attack.

    • D. 

      His capture of New Orleans.

  • 15. 
    Lee surrendered at _______________ on April 9, 1865.
    • A. 

      Richmond

    • B. 

      Cold Harbor

    • C. 

      Murfreesboro

    • D. 

      Appomattox Court House

  • 16. 
    Lincoln was assassinated on Good Friday, 1865 by:
    • A. 

      “Pete” Longstreet

    • B. 

      Edward Everett Hale

    • C. 

      Josiah Hay

    • D. 

      John Wilkes Booth

  • 17. 
    The 13th Amendment to the Constitution:
    • A. 

      Gave former slaves the right to vote.

    • B. 

      Abolished slavery.

    • C. 

      Pardoned Confederate soldiers and politicians.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A) and c) only

  • 18. 
    An Abolitionist was one who believed that
    • A. 

      Slavery was okay in the South but not in the North

    • B. 

      Slavery should be totally ended

    • C. 

      Slaves should be able to buy their freedom by working off their debt

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The person responsible for running the "Underground Railroad" was:
    • A. 

      Nat Turner

    • B. 

      Fredrick Douglass

    • C. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • D. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • 20. 
    The preacher responsible for a slave rebellion was:
    • A. 

      Nat Turner

    • B. 

      Fredrick Douglass

    • C. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • D. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • 21. 
    How many slaves were able to escape by using the "Underground Railroad"?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      2200

  • 22. 
    A famous abolitionist was:
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      William Lloyd Garrison

    • C. 

      George McClellen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    What percent of the US population died in the Civil War?
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      2%

    • C. 

      2.5%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 24. 
    The Civil war lasted from:
    • A. 

      1776-1803

    • B. 

      1811-1814

    • C. 

      1861-1865

    • D. 

      1863-1865

  • 25. 
    The last Civil War veteran died in :
    • A. 

      1899

    • B. 

      1903

    • C. 

      1949

    • D. 

      1959