Dhsnjrotc Ns-2 Civil War

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Civil War Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz over NS-2 Civil War


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the major political difference that caused the Southern states to break away from the Union in 1860?
    • A. 

      New states were not being admitted into the Union as slave states

    • B. 

      The South didn't gain a majority of the total vote in 1860

    • C. 

      The Democrats lost the election

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Admiral Farragut was an outstanding naval commander. What navy did he serve with during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Union Navy

    • B. 

      Confederate Navy

    • C. 

      British Navy

    • D. 

      World Navy

  • 3. 
    The Union Navy established naval blockades from
    • A. 

      Georgia to MIssissippi

    • B. 

      Florida to Louisianna

    • C. 

      Virginia to Texas

    • D. 

      New York to California

  • 4. 
    Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, figured that the Union's blockades would anger at least two major foreign nations that were buying goods from Confederate States. What were the names of these two nations?
    • A. 

      France and Spain

    • B. 

      Austrailia and Turkey

    • C. 

      England and France

    • D. 

      Poland and Germany

  • 5. 
    In the first Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, 50,000 troops of both armies fought in northern Virginia not far from Washington D.C. What army won that battle?
    • A. 

      Confederate Army

    • B. 

      Union Army

    • C. 

      German Army

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    England and France felt that trade was far more important with the
    • A. 

      Confederate States

    • B. 

      Union States

    • C. 

      Eastern United States

    • D. 

      Western United States

  • 7. 
    In 1862, the Union forces developed river gunboats which were the first ironclad vessels in the United States. In what river valley did these vessels see their first action?
    • A. 

      Hudson River Valley

    • B. 

      Colorado River Valley

    • C. 

      Potomac River Valley

    • D. 

      Tennessee and MIssissippi River Valleys

  • 8. 
    Who commanded the river boat squadron that demolished Fort Henry in February 1862?
    • A. 

      General Ulysses S. GRrant

    • B. 

      Commodore Andrew Foote

    • C. 

      Admiral David G. Farragut

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip were established by the Confederates on the MIssissippi River to protect the South's largest and most important port city. What is the name of that city?
    • A. 

      Natchez

    • B. 

      Gretna

    • C. 

      New Orleans

    • D. 

      Baton Rouge

  • 10. 
    Admiral Farragut's Union fleet moved up the Mississippi River in April 1862, taking heavy fire from Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip. As he moved through the midst of the Confederate defensive fleet, his action caused what city on the river to surrender?
    • A. 

      Memphis

    • B. 

      Natchez

    • C. 

      Baton Rouge

    • D. 

      New Orleans

  • 11. 
    Before the Union forces left Norfolk, Virginia, early in the war, they were ordered to destroy many of their own vessels to keep them from being captured and used later by the Confederates. One of the vessels that was sunk was raised by the Confederacy was the
    • A. 

      CSS Virginia

    • B. 

      USS Virginia

    • C. 

      CSS Columbia

    • D. 

      CSS Norfolk

  • 12. 
    The Confederates had designed the CSS Virginia with one purpose in mind. What was their purpose?
    • A. 

      To transport cargo

    • B. 

      To sail the rivers of the world

    • C. 

      To break the Union's blockade

    • D. 

      To destroy the USS Merrimack

  • 13. 
    The CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor fought in one of the greatest naval battles of the Civil War. Their battle opened a new book on naval tactics, but what made both vessels so unusual during this time?
    • A. 

      Swivel Guns

    • B. 

      Iron armor plating

    • C. 

      Turret-fired guns

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The Battle of Hampton Roads was a major
    • A. 

      Naval battle.

    • B. 

      Army battle.

    • C. 

      Air battle.

    • D. 

      Political battle.

  • 15. 
    Who was the general in charge of the Confederate land forces?
    • A. 

      General Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      General George G. Meade

    • C. 

      General Robert E. Lee

    • D. 

      General George Washington

  • 16. 
    This general defeated the Union forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville. This general also moved north through Shenandoah Valley and invaded southern Pennsylvania. What was this general's name?
    • A. 

      General Meade

    • B. 

      General Lee

    • C. 

      General Grant

    • D. 

      General McClellan

  • 17. 
    The Emancipation Proclamation made a significant difference in European attitudes toward the Civil War.  Although it did not stop slavery, it was still a great psychological move. Who gave the Emancipation Proclamation speech?
    • A. 

      President Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      President Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      General Ulysses S. Grant

    • D. 

      General George Washington

  • 18. 
    The Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862, freed all slaves in the Confederate States as of January 1, 1863. In 1865 Congress added an amendment to the Constitution which ended slavery in the United States. What was that amendment?
    • A. 

      Eleventh

    • B. 

      Twelfth

    • C. 

      Thirteenth

    • D. 

      Fourteenth

  • 19. 
    During the Civil War Charleston as a seaport city was not as important as it is today. In what state is Charleston located?
    • A. 

      Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      North Carolina

    • C. 

      South Carolina

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 20. 
    The forces that were protecting Carleston used a kind of was vessel made from old gunboats cut close to the water line and covered with iron plating. They were armed with a charge of gunpowder attached to the end of a long spar that protruded from the bow. They were called
    • A. 

      Davids

    • B. 

      CSS Hunley

    • C. 

      CSS Virginia

    • D. 

      USS Monitor

  • 21. 
    Why did President Jefferson Davis use privateers during the CIvil War?
    • A. 

      To destroy the Union's blockade

    • B. 

      To capture Union commercial goods

    • C. 

      To weaken the Union's economic strength

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    The last ships of the Confederate Navy were destroyed, and the last major Southern port was closed by Admiral Farragut in August 1864 in the violent naval battle of
    • A. 

      Pensacola (Florida)

    • B. 

      Mobile Bay (Alabama)

    • C. 

      Gulfport (Mississippi)

    • D. 

      Pascagoula (Mississippi)

  • 23. 
    On March 25, 1865, General Robert E. Lee launched his final attack on Ulysses S. Grant's troops. Although Lee had suffered fewer losses, he surrendered a few weeks later because of a lack of
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Military supplies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    What was the most pressing economic problem faced by the United States after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Providing funds to rebuild the nation

    • B. 

      Providing funds to foreign nations

    • C. 

      Repaying foreign loans

    • D. 

      Providing other nations with food supplies

  • 25. 
    What effect did economic problems have on the U.S. Navy immediately after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      U.S. Navy's fleet increased in size

    • B. 

      Lack of foreign support

    • C. 

      U.S. Navy's fleet was reduced in size

    • D. 

      Older officers required more pay

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