History Of Civil War Quiz: Trivia!

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History Of Civil War Quiz: Trivia!

Do you know how the civil war in the United States began? It started in 1861, following decades of unpleasantry between the North and the South. The tensions arose because of slavery, states’ rights, and expansion. The disputes came to a head when Abraham Lincoln, who was anti-slave, took office as president. The South conceded and formed the Confederate States of America. This official quiz will give you a reason to salute and embrace the history of civil war.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War take place?
    • A. 

      Shiloh

    • B. 

      Antietam

    • C. 

      Vicksburg

    • D. 

      Gettysburg

  • 2. 
    After what battle was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?
    • A. 

      Bull Run

    • B. 

      Antietam

    • C. 

      Vicksburg

    • D. 

      Gettysburg

  • 3. 
    What battle is considered the turning point of the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Antietam

    • B. 

      Vicksburg

    • C. 

      Gettysburg

    • D. 

      Shiloh

  • 4. 
    Why was Chickamauga important for both the North and the South?
    • A. 

      It was near a major railroad center

    • B. 

      It was a major recruiting center for the south

    • C. 

      It was located half way between the two state capitals

    • D. 

      It had a number of factories that produced war supplies

  • 5. 
    What contributed to the lack of success of the Union Blockade?
    • A. 

      The South had a superior navy

    • B. 

      Blockade runners slipped through the blockade

    • C. 

      Great Britain found other ways to trade with the South

    • D. 

      The Union did not have enough ships to enforce the blockade

  • 6. 
    Why was Atlanta important to the Confederacy during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      It was the capital city

    • B. 

      It was the most populated city

    • C. 

      It was an industrial and transportation center for the Confederacy

    • D. 

      It was home to the largest number of slaves in the Confederacy

  • 7. 
    General Sherman attacked the civilian infrastructure between Atlanta and Savannah in order to?
    • A. 

      Retaliate for lives lost during the Battle of Atlanta

    • B. 

      Force Georgia troops to return home to defend Georgia

    • C. 

      End civilian support for the war effort and shorten the war

    • D. 

      Punish the South for seceding from the Union

  • 8. 
    Where was a notorious Confederate prison in Georgia?
    • A. 

      Fulton

    • B. 

      Alcatraz

    • C. 

      Belle Isle

    • D. 

      Andersonville

  • 9. 
    Prior to leaving Atlanta, Sherman's Army.
    • A. 

      Burned the city

    • B. 

      Killed all the inhabitants

    • C. 

      Allowed the citizens to return

    • D. 

      Gave the city to Lincoln as a Christmas present

  • 10. 
    What battle of the Civil War was the overall bloodiest?
    • A. 

      Antietam

    • B. 

      Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Chickamauga

    • D. 

      Atlanta

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