Do You Know All About Civil War?

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Civil War Quizzes & Trivia

The American Civil War is one of the most critical parts of the American History. It shaped a lot of the things. How much knowledge do you have on the subject? Find out below and all the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Prior to and during the Civil War, The South:
    • A. 

      Had 90% of the nation's factories

    • B. 

      Had more people with roughly 22 million at the outbreak of war

    • C. 

      Had a strong military tradition with 7 of the nation's 8 military colleges

    • D. 

      Had most of the nation's shipyards

  • 2. 
    Both the North and the South had to act quickly to raise money for the war.  In addition to controlling the national treasury, the Confederacy could expect continued revenue from tariffs - taxes on imported goods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following technologies was not used during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The telegraph

    • B. 

      Balloons

    • C. 

      Conoidal bullets

    • D. 

      Poison gas

    • E. 

      Ironclads

  • 4. 
    While the economic hardships of the Civil War began to wear down the morale of Northerners, the South experienced an economic boom.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The _______ permitted African Americans to enlist in the Union forces.
    • A. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1866

    • B. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court Case

    • D. 

      Gettysburg Address

  • 6. 
    In 1861___________, the first female physician in the U.S., started the nation's first training program for nurses.  It was her work that led to the creation of the United States Sanitary Commission.
    • A. 

      Elizabeth Blackwell

    • B. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • C. 

      Florence Nightingale

    • D. 

      Clara Barton

  • 7. 
    During the Civil War, prisoners of war (POW), or soldiers captured by the enemy in battle, suffered terribly.  After the Emancipation Proclamation, the Confederacy announced that they would _______.
    • A. 

      Set African American POW's free in exchange for ransom

    • B. 

      Exchange African American POW's for White American POW's

    • C. 

      Re-enslave or execute all African American troops captured in battle

  • 8. 
    Why did President Lincoln want the Union army to capture Vicksburg?
    • A. 

      To surround the South and destroy its system of railroads

    • B. 

      To cut the South in two and control the Mississippi River

  • 9. 
    Pickett's Charge failed to break Union lines and resulted in heavy casualties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What was the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg?
    • A. 

      The British decided to sell ships to the Union

    • B. 

      The British wanted to support the Union

    • C. 

      The British decided not to support the Confederacy

    • D. 

      The British began to support the Confederacy

  • 11. 
    After the successful capture of Chattanooga, Lincoln
    • A. 

      Made Ulysses S. Grant General in chief of the Army

    • B. 

      Issued the Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      Began negotiations for peace with the Confederacy

    • D. 

      Recalled General Sherman to Washington D.C.

  • 12. 
    Why did General Grant decide to capture Petersburg?
    • A. 

      It would cut the only rail line into Richmond, the Confederate capital

    • B. 

      It would distract the Confederates which allowed Colonel Benjamin Grierson to conduct raids throughout Mississippi.

    • C. 

      It would seal off Mobile Bay, preventing blockade runners from using any port in the Gulf of Mexico

  • 13. 
    Which infamous Civil War General is remembered for ransacking houses, burning crops, and killing cattle on his March to the Sea.  
    • A. 

      Sherman

    • B. 

      Lee

    • C. 

      Pickett

    • D. 

      Grant

  • 14. 
    Reportedly, President Lincoln's advisors warned him not to appear unescorted in public.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following was not mentioned in the reading as a short-term consequence of the Civil War? 
    • A. 

      It reinforced the sectional divide between the North and the South

    • B. 

      It strengthened the power of the federal government over the states

    • C. 

      It began the process of ending slavery

    • D. 

      It devastated the South socially and economically

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