Mces Civil War Quiz

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Mces Civil War Quiz

Quiz on the Causes, Events, and Effects of the Civil War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the president of the Confederacy?  
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

  • 2. 
    Who was the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • C. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • D. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • 3. 
    Who was the U.S President during the Civil War? 
    • A. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • D. 

      Robert E. Lee

  • 4. 
    Who was the commander "head" of the Confederate army?
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

    • C. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 5. 
    Who was the commander "head" of the Union Army?
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

  • 6. 
    Who was the confederate general who was famous for his victory at the Battle of Bull Run?
    • A. 

      Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 7. 
    Where did the Civil War begin?
    • A. 

      Harpers Ferry

    • B. 

      Bull Run

    • C. 

      Fort Sumter

    • D. 

      Gettysburg

  • 8. 
    What Civil War battle was fought in Pennsylvania?
    • A. 

      Frederucksburg

    • B. 

      Vicksburg

    • C. 

      Antietam

    • D. 

      Gettysburg

  • 9. 
    Which Union general captured Atlanta?
    • A. 

      Grant

    • B. 

      Sherman

    • C. 

      Sheridan

    • D. 

      Meade

  • 10. 
    Where did General Lee surrender to General Grant?
    • A. 

      Gettysburg

    • B. 

      Appomattox Court House

    • C. 

      Antietam

    • D. 

      Chancellorsville

  • 11. 
    Sherman's destructive advance from Atlanta to Savannah is referred to as the _________.
    • A. 

      March to the Sea

    • B. 

      Anaconda Plan

    • C. 

      Bloody Lane

    • D. 

      Final Siege

  • 12. 
    The publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin contributed to the start of the Civil War by ________.
    • A. 

      Showing the evils of slavery

    • B. 

      Condemnin abolitionists

    • C. 

      Supporting states' rights

    • D. 

      Supporting the rights of slaveholders

  • 13. 
    The raid on Harpers Ferry convinced many Southerners that __________________.
    • A. 

      Slavery should be abolished

    • B. 

      John Brown was a hero

    • C. 

      Abolitionists were not a serious threat

    • D. 

      They needed to secede, or withdraw, from the Union

  • 14. 
    Southerners justified secession with the theory of ____________.
    • A. 

      Constitutional rights

    • B. 

      Federal rights

    • C. 

      States' rights

    • D. 

      The Union's errors

  • 15. 
    The Civil War was more devastating in the South than in the North because _____________. 
    • A. 

      Most of the fighting took place in the South

    • B. 

      The blockade of Southern ports caused severe shortages

    • C. 

      The South lacked the industry to produce what it needed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Read the passage below and then choose the best answer.           For a long time in this country, slavery was accepted.  George Washington, this nation's first president, had over 200 slaves.  In fact, eight of the first 12 presidents were slaveholders.             From the beginning, some Americans thought slavery was wrong.  Most of the people who opposed slavery lived in the northern half of the nation.  Many people in the South supported slavery.  In the South, a plantation's success or failure might depend on the slaves who worked there.           The rocky soil of New England did not encourage great big farms.  So, New England farmers could, with the help of their families, farm their own fields.  They had little use for slaves.  In addition, many mills and fewer Northerners were making their living by farming.              In the South, giant plantations grew up.  Some of the crops grown on a plantation needed a great deal of care.  Tobacco especially took a lot of work.  The southern farmers needed help farming his many acres of crops.  The least expensive year-round help he could get was a slave.                  Based on the passage, which of the following statements is not true?
    • A. 

      Slavery was accepted in this country for many years

    • B. 

      Several presidents were slaveholders

    • C. 

      There were a lot of plantations in the North that required the use of slaves to care for the crops

    • D. 

      Most people who opposed slavery lived in the northern half of the nation

  • 17. 
    Read the passage below and then choose the best answer.           For a long time in this country, slavery was accepted.  George Washington, this nation's first president, had over 200 slaves.  In fact, eight of the first 12 presidents were slaveholders.             From the beginning, some Americans thought slavery was wrong.  Most of the people who opposed slavery lived in the northern half of the nation.  Many people in the South supported slavery.  In the South, a plantation's success or failure might depend on the slaves who worked there.           The rocky soil of New England did not encourage great big farms.  So, New England farmers could, with the help of their families, farm their own fields.  They had little use for slaves.  In addition, many mills and fewer Northerners were making their living by farming.              In the South, giant plantations grew up.  Some of the crops grown on a plantation needed a great deal of care.  Tobacco especially took a lot of work.  The southern farmers needed help farming his many acres of crops.  The least expensive year-round help he could get was a slave.       From this passage you can predict that slavery became most important to the               ________ economy in the United States. 
    • A. 

      Western

    • B. 

      Southern

    • C. 

      Northern

    • D. 

      Midwestern

  • 18. 
    Tell whether the statement below was experienced in the North, South, or both.                                                                                                                    Battles fought on home soil. 
  • 19. 
    Tell whether the statement below was experienced in the North, South, or both.                                           Young teenage boys served in the Army.
  • 20. 
    Tell whether the statement below was experienced in the North, South, or both.                   Death of husbands, and fathers who had earned the family's income. 
  • 21. 
    Tell whether the statement below was experienced in the North, South, or both.                                                 Diseases killed two-thirds of soldiers. 
  • 22. 
    Tell whether the statement below was experienced in the North, South, or both.                                           Farms, homes, and industries were destroyed.
  • 23. 
    Tell whether the statement below was experienced in the North, South, or both.                                  Factories expanded to provide supplies to the military.
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