How Well Do You Know The Civil War?

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How Well Do You Know The Civil War?

How well do you know the Civil War?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What battle showed both sides that they needed uniforms and proper training?
    • A. 

      Fredericksburg

    • B. 

      Battle of Bull Run

    • C. 

      Gettysburg

  • 2. 
    What town had to be captured to give the Union control of the Mississippi River?
    • A. 

      Appomattox Courthouse

    • B. 

      Vicksburg

    • C. 

      Memphis

  • 3. 
    Identify the similarity between these terms:Lincoln, Grant, McClellan, Sherman, Sheridan, and Atlanta.
    • A. 

      They all effected the election of 1864

    • B. 

      They were all on the Union side

    • C. 

      They effected the public's view of the war

  • 4. 
    This was the bloodiest battle of the war:
    • A. 

      Fort Henry

    • B. 

      Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Fredericksburg

  • 5. 
    Which was the bloodiest single day of the war?
    • A. 

      Battle of Shiloh

    • B. 

      Appomattox Courthouse

    • C. 

      Battle of Antietam

  • 6. 
    What was the second attack of the Battle of Gettysburg?
    • A. 

      Pickett's Charge

    • B. 

      Appomattox Courthouse

    • C. 

      Vicksburg

  • 7. 
    During what battle was Stonewall Jackson killed?
    • A. 

      Fredericksburg

    • B. 

      Chancellorsville

    • C. 

      Richmond

  • 8. 
    What event caused the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The attack on Fort Henry

    • B. 

      Capture of Fort Donelson

    • C. 

      Secession of South Carolina

  • 9. 
    Until what Union victory did Lincoln wait to release the Emancipation Proclamation?
    • A. 

      Battle of Bull Run

    • B. 

      Battle of Shiloh

    • C. 

      Battle of Antietam

  • 10. 
    What was the condition for slaves to be released under the Emancipation Proclamation, and how many slaves were freed?
    • A. 

      Only slaves in the Confederacy were freed; 0 slaves

    • B. 

      Only slaves in the regions in rebellion against the Union were freed; 0 slaves

    • C. 

      Only slaves in slave states, Union or Confederacy were freed; 5,000 slaves

  • 11. 
    Who would say these words after Robert E. Lee surrenders his army to the Union in what town?"The war is over. The rebels are our countrymen again."
    • A. 

      Grant; Appomattox Courthouse

    • B. 

      Sherman; Georgia

    • C. 

      Lincoln; Washington, D.C.

  • 12. 
    Who started the American Red Cross?
    • A. 

      Dorothea Dix

    • B. 

      Clara Barton

    • C. 

      Sally Louisa Tompkins

  • 13. 
    Why didn't Lincoln want to declare war on the Confederacy?
  • 14. 
    Who was Jefferson Davis?
    • A. 

      Senator of Virginia

    • B. 

      The president of the Confederacy

    • C. 

      A poor farmer turned Confederate soldier

  • 15. 
    What were the parts of the Anaconda Plan? Did it work?
  • 16. 
    What was the South's basic battle plan?
    • A. 

      Invade the North

    • B. 

      Not lose

    • C. 

      Capture Washington, D.C.

  • 17. 
    What was Lincoln's problem with George McClellan?
    • A. 

      He was too cautious

    • B. 

      He didn't have very good battle plans

    • C. 

      He didn't want to listen to others

  • 18. 
    Why did Robert E. Lee join the Confederacy?
    • A. 

      He couldn't take up arms against his native Virginia

    • B. 

      He though Lincoln was a complete fool

    • C. 

      He didn't think that the Union could win the war

  • 19. 
    How did the Merrimack and the Monitor change naval warfare?
  • 20. 
    Why was the Civil War more deadly than previous wars?
  • 21. 
    What was the leading cause of death during the war?
    • A. 

      Bullet wounds

    • B. 

      Unsanitary conditions

    • C. 

      Disease

  • 22. 
    What was the event behind the saying, "Rich man's war, poor man's fight"?
    • A. 

      The Battle of Shiloh

    • B. 

      The amount dead at Gettysburg

    • C. 

      The bounty and draft laws

  • 23. 
    What is Habeas Corpus?
    • A. 

  • 24. 
    To raise money to fund the war, both sides created mass amounts of paper money. This caused the value of the money to decrease drastically. What is this called?
    • A. 

  • 25. 
    What was the purpose of the North blockading the South?
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