The Civil War Test

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The Civil War Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Conflict in which one side inflicts continuous losses on its enemy to wear down enemy strength
    • A. 

      War of attrition

    • B. 

      Canister

    • C. 

      Draft

    • D. 

      Thirteenth Amendment

    • E. 

      Martial law

    • F. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • G. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • H. 

      Siege

    • I. 

      Writ of habeas corpus

  • 2. 
    A new devastating weapon that exploded projectiles from a cannon.
    • A. 

      War of attrition

    • B. 

      Canister

    • C. 

      Draft

    • D. 

      Thirteenth Amendment

    • E. 

      Martial law

    • F. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • G. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • H. 

      Siege

    • I. 

      Writ of habeas corpus

    • J. 

      Contraband

  • 3. 
    What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The Battle of Shiloh

    • B. 

      The Battle of Chancellorsville

    • C. 

      The First Battle of Bull Run

    • D. 

      The Battle of Antietam

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was an advantage the North had over the South?
    • A. 

      More experienced generals

    • B. 

      Military support from Britain

    • C. 

      More money to spend on war

    • D. 

      Full support of all its citizens

  • 5. 
    During the early part of the war, Lincoln’s main goal was to
    • A. 

      Reduce the power of the states.

    • B. 

      Preserve the Union.

    • C. 

      Stop the spread of slavery.

    • D. 

      Free the slaves.

  • 6. 
    The Emancipation Proclamation freed
    • A. 

      All enslaved people living in the United States.

    • B. 

      Enslaved people living in areas controlled by the Confederacy.

    • C. 

      Enslaved people living in the Union states.

    • D. 

      Enslaved people living in the territories.

  • 7. 
    Grant’s victory at Vicksburg
    • A. 

      Ended the South’s naval domination.

    • B. 

      Cut the Confederacy in two.

    • C. 

      Caused Lee to surrender.

    • D. 

      Forced Jefferson Davis to resign as president of the Confederacy.

  • 8. 
    In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln
    • A. 

      Condemned the use of total war.

    • B. 

      Promised the nation a new birth of freedom.

    • C. 

      Declared that slavery was moral.

    • D. 

      Offered forgiveness to the South.

  • 9. 
    What was a major significance of the presidential election of 1864?
    • A. 

      The Copperheads supported Lincoln.

    • B. 

      Voters showed their approval of Lincoln’s stand against slavery.

    • C. 

      Voters showed their disapproval of Lincoln’s war policy.

    • D. 

      Votes showed their approval of Lincoln’s peace plan.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was an advantage the South had in the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Larger army

    • B. 

      More miles of railroad

    • C. 

      Greater number of factories

    • D. 

      More experienced generals

  • 11. 
    The First Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Shiloh proved that the
    • A. 

      War would be long and difficult.

    • B. 

      South would soon capture Washington, D.C.

    • C. 

      Union soldiers were better trained than Confederate soldiers.

    • D. 

      South could not win the war.

  • 12. 
    General Lee marched his troops into Pennsylvania because he
    • A. 

      Had been defeated at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

    • B. 

      Hoped to win a victory on Union soil.

    • C. 

      Had been ordered to capture Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Wanted to punish the North for Stonewall Jackson’s death.

  • 13. 
    The single greatest cause of death of Confederate and Union soldiers was
    • A. 

      Canisters.

    • B. 

      Shells.

    • C. 

      Disease.

    • D. 

      Gunboats.

  • 14. 
    At the start of the war, the South’s basic strategy could be summarized as
    • A. 

      Prepare and wait.

    • B. 

      Rely on railroads.

    • C. 

      Blockade the North.

    • D. 

      Invade and attack.

  • 15. 
    The Battle of Antietam denied Robert E. Lee a chance to
    • A. 

      Use any battlefield strategies.

    • B. 

      Lead the Confederate army.

    • C. 

      Save Virginia.

    • D. 

      Win a battle on Union soil.

  • 16. 
    During the early part of the war, Lincoln’s main goal was to
    • A. 

      Reduce the power of the states.

    • B. 

      Preserve the Union.

    • C. 

      Stop the spread of slavery.

    • D. 

      Free the slaves.

  • 17. 
    Passage of the Thirteenth Amendment showed that Congress accepted
    • A. 

      Lincoln’s stand against slavery.

    • B. 

      Lee’s terms for ending the war.

    • C. 

      Its responsibility for the war.

    • D. 

      Sherman’s destruction of Atlanta.

  • 18. 
    After Lee was unable to save Richmond or unite with Johnston, he
    • A. 

      Headed south to Atlanta.

    • B. 

      Headed north to Washington, D.C.

    • C. 

      Surrendered to Grant.

    • D. 

      Fought the Battle of Cold Harbor.

  • 19. 
    At Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865,
    • A. 

      Lincoln was shot.

    • B. 

      Lee signed the terms of surrender.

    • C. 

      The Civil War officially ended.

    • D. 

      Lincoln gave his Second Inaugural Address.

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