Core 1-north And South In 1861

18 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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  • 1. 
    The percentage of the U.S. population that lived in the north was
    • A. 

      71%

    • B. 

      65%

    • C. 

      54%

  • 2. 
    The South had the greatest percentage of the nation's farm acreage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The percent of the nation’s manufacturing workers found in the North was:
    • A. 

      8%

    • B. 

      92%

    • C. 

      12%

  • 4. 
    Food for thought:  If the North had 92% of the nation's manufacturing workers, what does this tell you about the South's economy.
    • A. 

      The South's economy was based on heavy industry, not light.

    • B. 

      The South's economy was based on the shipment of industrial products to other Countries.

    • C. 

      The South's economy was not based on industry.

  • 5. 
    The North had 22,000 miles of railroad track while the South had only 9,000 miles of track.  What advantages did this give the North?
    • A. 

      They could quickly transport arms and troops to the battlefield.

    • B. 

      They could supply troops more efficiently.

    • C. 

      It took longer for their products to reach their markets.

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      A and b

  • 6. 
     In seapower, railroads, material wealth, and industrial capacity to produce iron and munitions the ______ was vastly superior to the _______. (Please place a comma between your answers _____, _______.)
  • 7. 
    The _________ had more mules and horses, a logistical advantage of great importance since supplies had to be carried to the troops from rail and river heads.
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      North

    • C. 

      North Carolinians

  • 8. 
    The twenty-two northern states had a population of _____________ and the eleven states that later seceded had a population of ______________.
    • A. 

      32,000,000 and 9,000,000

    • B. 

      9,000,000 and 23,000,000

    • C. 

      23,000,000 and 9,000,000.

  • 9. 
    Of the 9,000,000 people who lived in the Confederate states at the start of the war, how many were slaves?
    • A. 

      1,500,000

    • B. 

      3,500,000

    • C. 

      23,000,000

  • 10. 
    The South possessed good interior lines of _____________., and its 3,550-mile coast line, embracing 189 harbors and navigable river mouths,
    • A. 

      Communications

    • B. 

      Defensive fortification

    • C. 

      Travel

  • 11. 
    The South initially had better ____________ Units.
    • A. 

      Cavalry

    • B. 

      Infantry

    • C. 

      Naval

  • 12. 
    The South possessed good interior lines of communications, and its 3,550-mile coast line, embracing 189 harbors and navigable river mouths, was most difficult to blockade effectively. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Jefferson Davis hoped for European intervention or support.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Militarily, the South’s greatest advantage over the North was simply the fact that if not attacked it could win by _________  ______. 
    • A. 

      Taking over Washington

    • B. 

      Doing nothing

    • C. 

      Trading cotton

  • 15. 
    Geography divided the theater of war into three interrelated theaters of operations. The eastern theater lay between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains; the western theater embraced the area from the Appalachians to the Mississippi; and the trans-Mississippi theater ran westward to the Pacific Ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In the east, the strategic triangle of ___________ ___________ shielded invasion routes.
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      Virginia and North Carolina

    • C. 

      Northern Virginia

  • 17. 
    Concept question:  Most of the Northern leaders did not think about the war against the South as a military or strategic plan, but instead they thought about the war in terms of _______________________________.
    • A. 

      Political boundaries

    • B. 

      Military occupation

    • C. 

      Supply of the armies

  • 18. 
     For three and a half years Federal commanders would be defeated on the legs and in the center of this triangle (Northern Virginia) as they tried to take Richmond and defeat the Army of Northern Virginia under Lee. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False