Civil War And Reconstruction Pretest

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Reconstruction Quizzes & Trivia

Preassessment to determine prior knowledge on Civil War and Reconstruction


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Civil War was a war fought between
    • A. 

      US and Britain

    • B. 

      US, Britain and France

    • C. 

      The North and The South

    • D. 

      US & Mexico

  • 2. 
    The Civil War was a war fought between
    • A. 

      US and Britain

    • B. 

      US, Britain and France

    • C. 

      The North and The South

    • D. 

      US & Mexico

  • 3. 
    The main issue between the two sides was
    • A. 

      The size of the government

    • B. 

      State's Rights

    • C. 

      Farming

    • D. 

      Economic unfairness

  • 4. 
    The differences between the two sides also centered around
    • A. 

      Different economic systems

    • B. 

      Slavery

    • C. 

      Geographic differences

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The war ended in 1865, what issue became the biggest problem for the government
    • A. 

      What to do about the former Confederate government

    • B. 

      What to do with the newly freed slaves

    • C. 

      How do punish the South

    • D. 

      How to keep the South happy

  • 6. 
    What was done to keep the African Americans segregated from the rest of the Southern population?
    • A. 

      They were given certain neighborhoods they could live in

    • B. 

      They were given certain places they could work

    • C. 

      Southern legislatures passed Jim Crow Laws & Black Codes

    • D. 

      Nothing, everyone welcomed them to the new Union

  • 7. 
    What was the response of the federal government to the South's reaction to Reconstruction?
    • A. 

      Passing three amendments to force compliance

    • B. 

      Punishing the South even more

    • C. 

      They told them to get over it

    • D. 

      The worked with them to help them see the error in their thinking

  • 8. 
    Who were the 2 presidents that were responsible for handling the Civil War and Reconstruction?
    • A. 

      Lincoln and Jefferson

    • B. 

      Lincoln and Johnson

    • C. 

      Lincoln and Buchanan

    • D. 

      Johnson and Grant

  • 9. 
    The Ku Klux Klan developed in response to Reconstruction
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Reconstruction solved the problems of our divided nation after the Civil War
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In the space below, write what you remember about the end of the Civil War and the condition it left our country in.
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