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Civil War Advantages & Disadvantages

Quiz by Amy Ives

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  • Q1

    Name used to refer to the states that did NOT secede 

    Union

    Confederacy

    South

    30s
  • Q2

    Name used to refer to the states which seceded

    Confederacy

    30s
  • Q3

    They had skilled and experienced military leaders when the war began.

    Confederate advantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union disadvantage

    Union advantage

    30s
  • Q4

    They had a smaller population of 9 million people which led to fewer soldiers and smaller armies.

    Union advantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate advantage

    30s
  • Q5

    They had to fight on unfamiliar territory as most of the battles were fought in the South.

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union advantage

    Confederate advantage

    Union disadvantage

    30s
  • Q6

    Larger population of 22 million people which allowed for this side to have larger armies throughout the war.

    Union disadvantage

    Union advantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Confederate advantage

    30s
  • Q7

    Having an agricultural economy allowed for this side to grow cotton for trade with Europe in exchange for war supplies.

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate advantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union advantage

    30s
  • Q8

    This side had more factories and industries to produce war supplies such as muskets, uniforms, and ammunition.

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union advantage

    Confederate advantage

    30s
  • Q9

    They had more skilled soldiers who knew how to use a musket and required less training.

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Confederate advantage

    Union advantage

    30s
  • Q10

    As a new country, this side had no organized Army or Navy when the war began.

    Confederate advantage

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union advantage

    30s
  • Q11

    This side had a larger railroad network for transportation of supplies and soldiers.

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union advantage

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate advantage

    30s
  • Q12

    More banks and money allowed this side to be able to pay for the expensive cost of war.

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate advantage

    Union advantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    30s
  • Q13

    Weak and ineffective military leaders at the start of the war led to this side losing several key battles.

    Confederate advantage

    Union advantage

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    30s
  • Q14

    This side was defending their land and homes on familiar territory (fighting a defensive war).

    Union disadvantage

    Confederate advantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union advantage

    30s
  • Q15

    Little industry and fewer factories prevent an army from making needed supplies, instead they have to trade with other countries for those goods.

    Confederate advantage

    Union advantage

    Confederate disadvantage

    Union disadvantage

    30s

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