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  • 1. 

    1. About which of the following generals did Lincoln say “I cannot spare this man, he fights.”  

    • A.

      Robert E. Lee

    • B.

      U.S. Grant

    • C.

      George McClellan

    • D.

      "Stonewall" Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. U.S. Grant
    Explanation
    Lincoln said "I cannot spare this man, he fights" about U.S. Grant. This implies that Grant was a valuable and effective general who was actively engaged in combat and making significant contributions to the Union's efforts in the Civil War.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is NOT true of the Battle of Antietam?  

    • A.

      It was considered a Union victory

    • B.

      It led Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation

    • C.

      It took place in New York State

    • D.

      It was the bloodiest day in American history

    Correct Answer
    C. It took place in New York State
    Explanation
    The Battle of Antietam was not a Union victory, as stated in the first option. It actually ended in a draw, with heavy casualties on both sides. The battle took place in Maryland, not New York State, as stated in the third option. The battle did, however, lead to Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and it was indeed the bloodiest day in American history.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the first two iron clad ships?  

    • A.

      Monitor and the Sherman

    • B.

      Monitor and the Merrimack

    • C.

      Monitor and the Grant

    • D.

      Monitor and the Manassas

    Correct Answer
    B. Monitor and the Merrimack
    Explanation
    During the American Civil War, the first two ironclad ships were named the Monitor and the Merrimack. The Monitor was built by the Union and the Merrimack, originally a wooden ship named the USS Merrimack, was captured by the Confederacy and converted into an ironclad. These two ships famously faced each other in the Battle of Hampton Roads in 1862, marking the first meeting in combat between ironclad warships.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following was a result of the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville?  

    • A.

      The Confederate Army surrendered

    • B.

      It was the turning point of the war

    • C.

      Robert E. Lee was killed

    • D.

      “Stonewall” Jackson was shot and died 8 days later

    Correct Answer
    D. “Stonewall” Jackson was shot and died 8 days later
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that "Stonewall" Jackson was shot and died 8 days later. This was a result of the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville because during the battle, Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men while scouting ahead. Despite having his arm amputated, he developed pneumonia and died from complications 8 days later. Jackson's death was a significant loss for the Confederate Army as he was one of their most skilled and respected commanders.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is true of the Emancipation Proclamation?  

    • A.

      it freed 4 million slaves

    • B.

      It led to the secession of the border states

    • C.

      The British and French began to help the Confederacy

    • D.

      It was issued by Abraham Lincoln following the Battle of Antietam

    Correct Answer
    D. It was issued by Abraham Lincoln following the Battle of Antietam
    Explanation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln following the Battle of Antietam.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following battles is true of the Battle of Gettysburg?  

    • A.

      It was a Union victory

    • B.

      There were 51,112 casualties

    • C.

      It was the turning point of the war

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Battle of Gettysburg was a significant turning point in the American Civil War. It resulted in a Union victory and had a high number of casualties, with approximately 51,112 individuals affected. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following was an important result of Grant’s victory at Vicksburg?

    • A.

      The war was over

    • B.

      The Union now controlled the Mississippi

    • C.

      George McClellan was fired

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The Union now controlled the Mississippi
    Explanation
    Grant's victory at Vicksburg was a significant turning point in the American Civil War as it resulted in the Union gaining control over the Mississippi River. This was crucial because it effectively split the Confederacy in two, cutting off vital supply lines and isolating Confederate forces in the west from those in the east. By controlling the Mississippi, the Union was able to exert greater pressure on the Confederacy and gain a strategic advantage in the war. Therefore, the correct answer is "The Union now controlled the Mississippi."

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  • 8. 

    What term is defined as “war against a civilian population and anything that supports the enemy's war effort?”

    • A.

      Total War

    • B.

      Complete War

    • C.

      Civilian War

    • D.

      Civil War

    Correct Answer
    A. Total War
    Explanation
    Total War is the correct answer because it refers to a type of warfare in which a nation mobilizes all of its resources, including its civilian population and infrastructure, to support the war effort. In total war, the entire society is involved in the conflict, and there is no distinction between military and civilian targets. This strategy aims to weaken the enemy's ability to fight by targeting not only their military forces but also their economy, transportation systems, and morale.

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  • 9. 

    Who marched to the sea causing widespread devastation in Georgia and later in the Carolinas?  

    • A.

      U.S. Grant

    • B.

      Robert E. Lee

    • C.

      George McClellan

    • D.

      William Sherman

    Correct Answer
    D. William Sherman
    Explanation
    William Sherman marched to the sea causing widespread devastation in Georgia and later in the Carolinas.

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  • 10. 

    Who was Abraham Lincoln’s opponent in the 1864 presidential election?  

    • A.

      William Sherman

    • B.

      Robert E. Lee

    • C.

      U.S. Grant

    • D.

      George McClellan

    Correct Answer
    D. George McClellan
    Explanation
    George McClellan was Abraham Lincoln's opponent in the 1864 presidential election. McClellan was a former Union general who had been relieved of his command by Lincoln earlier in the war. He ran as the Democratic candidate against Lincoln, campaigning on a platform that called for a negotiated peace with the Confederacy. Despite initial fears of defeat, Lincoln won re-election, securing his second term as President.

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  • 11. 

    What Union victory by General Sherman helped Lincoln win re-election because it help convince Americans that the Union would win the war?  

    • A.

      Battle of Vicksburg

    • B.

      Battle of Antietam

    • C.

      Battle of Atlanta

    • D.

      Battle of Gettysburg

    Correct Answer
    C. Battle of Atlanta
    Explanation
    The Battle of Atlanta was a significant Union victory during the American Civil War. General Sherman's success in capturing Atlanta helped convince Americans that the Union would ultimately win the war. This boosted President Lincoln's chances of re-election as it showed that the Union forces were making progress and gaining control over Confederate territories.

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