Antietam And Emancipation Proclamation

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This is a quiz about the Civil War battle, Battle of Antietam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the general of the Confederate troops during the battle?
    • A. 

      George McClellan

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

  • 2. 
    Why did General Lee march his troops to Maryland?
    • A. 

      Suprise attack the Union army

    • B. 

      To fight the north

    • C. 

      Believed that a southern victory in northern soil would blow northern morale

  • 3. 
    How many casualties were there estimated after the battle?
    • A. 

      5,000

    • B. 

      15,000

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      23,000

  • 4. 
    Who was able to claim victory? And why?
    • A. 

      North because the Confederate forces withdrew from the battlefield

    • B. 

      South because Lee's forces pushed back Union forces

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of the Battle of Antietam?  
    • A. 

      It was considered a Union victory

    • B. 

      It led Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      It took place in New York State

    • D. 

      It was the bloodiest day in American history

  • 6. 
    What battle was the bloodiest one DAY battle?
    • A. 

      Gettysburg

    • B. 

      Shiloh

    • C. 

      Antietam

    • D. 

      Bull Run

  • 7. 
    The Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when Confederates opened fire at
    • A. 

      Richmond, Virginia.

    • B. 

      Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

    • C. 

      Gettysburg, Pennysylvania.

    • D. 

      Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

  • 8. 
    The South named Civil War battles by the
    • A. 

      Nearest stream of water.

    • B. 

      Nearest town.

    • C. 

      Nearest mountain.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was an advantage of the North in fighting the Civil War?
    • A. 

      More people

    • B. 

      Most battles fought in the North

    • C. 

      More military experience

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    The Northern capital during the Civil War was
    • A. 

      Richmond, Virginia.

    • B. 

      Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

    • C. 

      Washington D.C.

    • D. 

      Baltimore, Maryland.

  • 11. 
    The Southern capital during the Civil War was
    • A. 

      Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

    • B. 

      Richmond, Virginia.

    • C. 

      Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The Confederate President was
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln.

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis.

    • C. 

      Stephen Douglas.

    • D. 

      Robert E. Lee.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      The South had the better artillery during most of the war.

    • B. 

      The North had the better cavalry during most of the war.

    • C. 

      The North won most of the battles early in the war.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      The Battle of Antietam was fought in Pennsylvania.

    • B. 

      The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day of the Civil War.

    • C. 

      Gen. Ulysses S. Grant led the North in the Battle of Antietam.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 15. 
    Under the Emancipation Proclamation,
    • A. 

      All slaves in the United States were freed.

    • B. 

      All slaves in the Confederate states were freed.

    • C. 

      People in the states could vote on having slavery or not.

    • D. 

      California was admitted as a state.

  • 16. 
    Eventually, the Union Blockade weakened the economy of the South and crippled the Confederate Army.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    African Americans were MOST inspired to fight in the Civil War for the Union after Abraham Lincoln
    • A. 

      Ran for president in 1860

    • B. 

      Began the Anaconda Plan

    • C. 

      Issued the Emancipation Proclamation

    • D. 

      Was assassinated

  • 18. 
    Which of the following help describe the battle of Antietam?
    • A. 

      Confederate victory

    • B. 

      Union victory

    • C. 

      Confederate general Robert E. Lee invaded Maryland, a Union state

    • D. 

      There were only 2,600 casualties

    • E. 

      There were over 26,000 casualties, bloodiest day in American history

    • F. 

      General Lee's goal was to eventually conquer Washington, D.C., the United States capital

    • G. 

      General Lee and his soldiers were forced to retreat to Virginia, a confederate state

    • H. 

      Was the last battle fought on Union soil

  • 19. 
    What "surprise" find did the North discover before the attack?
    • A. 

      A copy of General Lee's battle plan

    • B. 

      An box full of money

    • C. 

      A copy of General McCellan's battle plan

  • 20. 
    * Began soon after Confederate forces fired the first shots of the Civil War at Fort Sumter * Strategy that closed off Confederate ports * Limited the importation of supplies for the Confederacy * Limited the exportation of goods from southern plantations * Major effect was that it weakened the Southern economy The above notes describe which event during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Battle of Antietam

    • B. 

      Union Blockade

    • C. 

      Sherman's March to the Sea

    • D. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

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