Civil War History Exam Quiz! Trivia

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Civil War History Exam Quiz! Trivia

Civil war history exam quiz trivia. The civil war in America almost put in danger the peace that existed after the revolutionary war. The war was between the northern (Union) and southern (Confederate) states from 1861 to 1865. One of the major reasons for this war was the desire for the abolishment of slavery by the north. The south, therefore, wanted to form its own different nation. Do take the quiz and see what more you know about this war.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the President for the Confederacy?
    • A. 

      Abe Lincoln

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Robert Lee

    • D. 

      Ulysess Grant

  • 2. 
    Who was the President for the Union?
    • A. 

      Abe Lincoln

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Robert Lee

    • D. 

      Ulysess Grant

  • 3. 
    What was the first act of war during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      1st Battle of Bull Run

    • B. 

      Battle of Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Battle of Fort Sumter

    • D. 

      Battle of Vicksburg

  • 4. 
    What was the number one killer during the war?
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Amputation

    • C. 

      Battle Wound

    • D. 

      Ganggreen

  • 5. 
    What was the main result of the Compromise of 1850?
    • A. 

      The Fugitive Slave Act

    • B. 

      No selling of slaves in DC

    • C. 

      Slavery allowed in DC

    • D. 

      California admitted as a free state

  • 6. 
    What was the capital of the Confederacy?
    • A. 

      Atlanta

    • B. 

      Washington DC

    • C. 

      Richmond

    • D. 

      Vicksburg

  • 7. 
    What type of bullets were used during the War?
    • A. 

      Minnie Ball

    • B. 

      Musket Ball

    • C. 

      Full Metal Jacket

    • D. 

      Jacketed Hollow Point

  • 8. 
    Who was the General at the end of the war for the Union?
    • A. 

      Robert Lee

    • B. 

      George McCullen

    • C. 

      Ambrose Burnside

    • D. 

      Ulyssess Grant

  • 9. 
    Who was the General at the end of the war for the Confederacy?
    • A. 

      Robert Lee

    • B. 

      George McCullen

    • C. 

      Ambrose Burnside

    • D. 

      Ulyssess Grant

  • 10. 
    What was the first state to secede from the Union?
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      South Carolina

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 11. 
    What was the original reason for the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      To keep the Union together

    • C. 

      Lincoln exercising his power as Commander-and-Chief

  • 12. 
    Where did General Lee surrender to Grant?
    • A. 

      Richmond, VA

    • B. 

      Washington DC

    • C. 

      Appomattox Courthouse, VA

    • D. 

      Sharpsburg, MD

  • 13. 
    What were the three strengths of the North?
  • 14. 
    What were three strengths of the Confederacy?
  • 15. 
    What were the three ways soldiers battled boredom?
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