United States History, Unit 3 (2017-2018) Pretest

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Quiz about the Civil War.


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  • 1. 
    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.

  • 2. 
    The Missouri Compromise became law in
    • A. 

      1800.

    • B. 

      1820.

    • C. 

      1850.

    • D. 

      1860.

  • 3. 
    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.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following states came into the Union as part of the Missouri Compromise?
    • A. 

      Kentucky

    • B. 

      Maine

    • C. 

      West Virginia

    • D. 

      California

  • 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. 
    Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the U.S. in
    • A. 

      1820.

    • B. 

      1850.

    • C. 

      1860.

    • D. 

      1865.

  • 9. 
    How many states seceded from the Union before the Civil War began?
    • A. 

      7 states

    • B. 

      10 states

    • C. 

      11 states

    • D. 

      15 states

  • 10. 
    Which of the following states did not secede from the Union?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Missouri

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following states seceded from the Union?
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Missouri

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      California

  • 12. 
    The Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when Confederates opened fire at
    • A. 

      Richmond, Virginia.

    • B. 

      Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

    • C. 

      Gettysburg, Pennysylvania.

    • D. 

      Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

  • 13. 
    The South named Civil War battles by the
    • A. 

      Nearest stream of water.

    • B. 

      Nearest town.

    • C. 

      Nearest mountain.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    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.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following was not a division of the army during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Infantry

    • B. 

      Artillery

    • C. 

      Cavalry

    • D. 

      Air force

  • 16. 
    The Northern capital during the Civil War was
    • A. 

      Richmond, Virginia.

    • B. 

      Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

    • C. 

      Washington D.C.

    • D. 

      Baltimore, Maryland.

  • 17. 
    The Southern capital during the Civil War was
    • A. 

      Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

    • B. 

      Richmond, Virginia.

    • C. 

      Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The Confederate President was
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln.

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis.

    • C. 

      Stephen Douglas.

    • D. 

      Robert E. Lee.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      The South had the better artillery during most of the war.

    • B. 

      The North had the better cavalry during most of the war.

    • C. 

      The North won most of the battles early in the war.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 20. 
    If you were a soldier in the infantry, you would
    • A. 

      Fire cannons.

    • B. 

      Ride a horse.

    • C. 

      Have a sword.

    • D. 

      Have a rifle.

  • 21. 
    If you were a soldier in the cavalry, you would
    • A. 

      Fire cannons.

    • B. 

      Ride a horse.

    • C. 

      March most of the time on foot.

    • D. 

      Have a rifle.

  • 22. 
    If you were a soldier in the artillery, you would
    • A. 

      Fire cannons.

    • B. 

      Ride a horse.

    • C. 

      Have a rifle.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      The Battle of Manassas was won by the North.

    • B. 

      The Battle of Manassas is the same as the Battle of Bull Run.

    • C. 

      Ulysses S. Grant was in command for the Battle of Manassas.

    • D. 

      The Battle of Manassas was fought in Georgia.

  • 24. 
    In the Peninsular Campaign, the North was led by
    • A. 

      General Irvin McDowell.

    • B. 

      General Ulysses S. Grant.

    • C. 

      General George McClellan.

    • D. 

      General Robert E. Lee.

  • 25. 
    The Battle of Shiloh was fought in the state of
    • A. 

      Virginia.

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania.

    • C. 

      Maryland.

    • D. 

      Tennessee.