Civil War Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    What year did the Civil War begin? (The year the first battle was fought)
    • A. 

      1865

    • B. 

      1857

    • C. 

      1868

    • D. 

      1861

  • 2. 
    In a slave state,
    • A. 

      Slavery was allowed by law.

    • B. 

      Slavery was not allowed by law.

    • C. 

      Slaves could leave the state if they wanted to.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    The Missouri Compromise became law in?
    • A. 

      1800.

    • B. 

      1820.

    • C. 

      1850.

    • D. 

      1860.

  • 4. 
    Under the Missouri Compromise, Missouri came into the Union as a?
    • A. 

      Free state.

    • B. 

      Slave state.

    • C. 

      Neither slave nor free state.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Under the Compromise of 1850, which state came into the Union?
    • A. 

      Maine

    • B. 

      Missouri

    • C. 

      Kansas

    • D. 

      California

  • 6. 
    Which law allowed the people of the state to decide if the state would be a slave state or a free state?
    • A. 

      Missouri Compromise of 1820

    • B. 

      Compromise of 1850

    • C. 

      Kansas Nebraska Act

    • D. 

      Fugitive Slave Act

  • 7. 
    John Brown
    • A. 

      Led a raid in 1859 at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

    • B. 

      Was hung for treason.

    • C. 

      Was against slavery.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    How many states seceded from the Union before the Civil War began?
    • A. 

      7 states

    • B. 

      10 states

    • C. 

      11 states

    • D. 

      15 states

  • 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. 
    What are the THREE causes of the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Tariffs or Taxes

    • B. 

      Slavery

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Congress making laws to either benefit the North or the South

    • E. 

      13th Amendment

  • 11. 
    The Underground Railroad...
    • A. 

      Traveled from the south to the north

    • B. 

      Was created by the 13th amendment

    • C. 

      Was an actual railroad

    • D. 

      Had secret stops in homes and other places

    • E. 

      Included people helping slaves secretly

  • 12. 
    What were the Northern soldiers called?
    • A. 

      Confederate soldiers

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Union soldiers

    • D. 

      Civil Unions

    • E. 

      Emancipations

  • 13. 
    What were the Southern soldiers called?
    • A. 

      Confederate soldiers

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Union soldiers

    • D. 

      Civil Unions

    • E. 

      Emancipations

  • 14. 
    When was the Civil War?
    • A. 

      1862-1869

    • B. 

      1861-1862

    • C. 

      1900-1905

    • D. 

      1861-1865

    • E. 

      1841-1845

  • 15. 
    The civil war was the first war that the United States citizens fought against one another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What was the argument in the Dred Scott case?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott should be allowed to run for president because he was a citizen.

    • B. 

      Dred Scott should be free because he had lived in a free territory.

    • C. 

      Dred Scott should be allowed to vote because he was free.

    • D. 

      Dred Scott should be allowed to return to slavery because he wanted to.

  • 17. 
    What did the Supreme Court decide in the Dred Scott case?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court decided slaves were property.

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court decided the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution protected property.

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court decided blacks did not have the right to citizenship in the United States.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    What was the Underground Railroad?
    • A. 

      A system of transporting manufactured goods from the North to the South.

    • B. 

      A railroad that connected the eastern states to the western territories.

    • C. 

      A steam train that carried escaping slaves to the North.

    • D. 

      A system of people, homes, and farms that aided escaping slaves.

  • 19. 
    How did Harriett Beecher Stowe help end slavery?
    • A. 

      By writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    • B. 

      By attacking Harpers Ferry

    • C. 

      By writing songs about the Underground Railroad

    • D. 

      By becoming a politician

  • 20. 
    Who is an escaped slave who led about 300 slaves to freedom?
    • A. 

      Abolitionist

    • B. 

      Conductor

    • C. 

      Passenger

    • D. 

      Harriett Tubman

    • E. 

      Station

  • 21. 
    Define abolitionist.
    • A. 

      Someone who opposed slavery and worked to end it

    • B. 

      A safe house or place where escaping slaves could rest and get food.

    • C. 

      A slave escaping by the Underground Railroad

    • D. 

      Someone who helped slaves escape to the North or Canada

    • E. 

      An escaped slave who led about 300 slaves to freedom

  • 22. 
    Define conductor.
    • A. 

      Someone who opposed slavery and worked to end it

    • B. 

      A safe house or place where escaping slaves could rest and get food.

    • C. 

      A slave escaping by the Underground Railroad

    • D. 

      Someone who helped slaves escape to the North or Canada

    • E. 

      An escaped slave who led about 300 slaves to freedom

  • 23. 
    What Happened when slavery was abolished?
    • A. 

      Slaves still had to work.

    • B. 

      Slaves were killed.

    • C. 

      Slaves didnt have to work anymore.

  • 24. 
    Where were the majority of the slaveholders at?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 25. 
    Dred Scott successfully sued for his freedom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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