Civil War Battles Quiz

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The civil war battles in the ancient US are not so known by most people, but they actually were there and form the better part of the US history. We look and test on these wars in the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose all that apply

  • 2. 

    Choose the correct answer

  • 3. 

    FILL IN THE BLANK

  • 4. 

    Whose statue is on top of Little Round Top at Gettysburg?

    • A.

      Stonewall Jackson

    • B.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C.

      Robert E. Lee

    • D.

      G. K. Warren

    Correct Answer
    D. G. K. Warren
    Explanation
    G. K. Warren's statue is on top of Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

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  • 5. 

    Was the first battle of the Civil War, the battle of Gettysburg?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The first battle of the Civil War was actually the Battle of Fort Sumter, which took place in April 1861. The Battle of Gettysburg occurred in July 1863 and is considered one of the most significant battles of the war. Therefore, the statement that the first battle of the Civil War was the battle of Gettysburg is incorrect.

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  • 6. 

    The battle of Antietam was

    • A.

      Fought in one day

    • B.

      In the state of South Carolina

    • C.

      Once called Sharpesburg

    • D.

      Fought September 17th, 1862

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fought in one day
    C. Once called Sharpesburg
    D. Fought September 17th, 1862
    Explanation
    The battle of Antietam was fought in one day on September 17th, 1862. It was also known as Sharpesburg in the past. The battle took place in the state of South Carolina.

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  • 7. 

    When did Lincoln sign the emancipation proclamation?

    • A.

      April 30, 1812

    • B.

      September 22, 1862

    • C.

      NEVER

    • D.

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

    Correct Answer
    B. September 22, 1862
    Explanation
    On September 22, 1862, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This executive order declared that all slaves in Confederate territory were to be set free, effectively changing the goal of the Civil War to include the abolition of slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation was a significant moment in American history and marked a turning point in the fight for freedom and equality.

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  • 8. 

    The Battle of Gettysburg was

    • A.

      June 1, 1863

    • B.

      Bloodiest battle

    • C.

      August 1862

    • D.

      July 1st until July 3rd

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Bloodiest battle
    D. July 1st until July 3rd
    Explanation
    The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in American history, lasting from July 1st until July 3rd. It took place in 1863 and marked a turning point in the Civil War. The battle resulted in a significant number of casualties on both sides and had a profound impact on the outcome of the war.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the battle of First Deep Bottom?

    • A.

      UNION

    • B.

      NOBODY WON

    • C.

      CONFEDERATE

    Correct Answer
    C. CONFEDERATE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CONFEDERATE. The Battle of First Deep Bottom was fought during the American Civil War. It took place in July 1864 in Virginia. Confederate forces, led by General Robert E. Lee, successfully defended their positions against Union forces, led by General Winfield Scott Hancock. Therefore, the Confederates were the winners of the battle.

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  • 10. 

    December 1816 South Carolina suceeds from the Union.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In December 1816, South Carolina did indeed secede from the Union. This event marked a significant moment in American history as it was one of the first instances of a state attempting to leave the United States. The secession of South Carolina ultimately led to the larger issue of states' rights and the Civil War.

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  • 11. 

    Abraham LIincoln was the                                        of the American Civil War.

    Correct Answer
    16th president
    president
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and he served during the American Civil War. As the 16th president, he played a crucial role in leading the country through one of its most challenging times, making important decisions and implementing policies that ultimately helped preserve the Union and abolish slavery. His leadership during the Civil War and his efforts to uphold the principles of equality and freedom make him an iconic figure in American history.

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  • 12. 

    What term is defined as “war against a civilian population and anything that supports the enemy's war effort?”

    • A.

      Total War

    • B.

      Complete War

    • C.

      Civilian War

    • D.

      Civil War

    Correct Answer
    A. Total War
    Explanation
    Total War is the correct answer because it refers to a war strategy that involves targeting not only the enemy's military forces but also the civilian population and any resources that support the enemy's war effort. In total war, the entire society is mobilized and all available resources are utilized to achieve victory, which often leads to the destruction of infrastructure, widespread casualties, and significant social and economic disruption. This concept emerged during the 19th and 20th centuries and was particularly evident in World War I and World War II.

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  • 13. 

    The deadliest war in U.S history was the __________________.  

    Correct Answer
    civil war
    Explanation
    The deadliest war in U.S history was the civil war. This war occurred from 1861 to 1865 and resulted in the loss of approximately 620,000 soldiers. The conflict was fought between the Northern states (Union) and the Southern states (Confederacy) over issues such as slavery and states' rights. The civil war had a profound impact on the nation, leading to the abolition of slavery and the preservation of the Union.

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  • 14. 

    _____________ was the first MAJOR battle of the Civil War.

    Correct Answer
    Bull Run
    Explanation
    Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. This battle took place on July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia. It was a significant battle as it shattered the hopes of a quick Union victory and made it clear that the war would be long and bloody. The Confederate victory at Bull Run boosted their morale and demonstrated that they were a formidable opponent. The battle also highlighted the need for better training and organization for both the Union and Confederate armies. Overall, Bull Run marked a turning point in the Civil War and set the stage for the years of conflict to come.

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