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Civil War Final Review 2021

Quiz by Pasha Clark

Grade 8
Social Studies
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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  • Q1

    This Civil War-era illustration is showing

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    Sherman's "March to the Sea".

    the Union blockade of the South.

    Grant's victory at Shiloh.

    Scott's victory at Gettysburg.

  • Q2

    General William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" was important to the Union war effort because

    Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender his forces as a direct result of Sherman's victory.

    important railroad tracks were destroyed, severing supply lines for Confederate forces.

    it placed the Mississippi River under Union control.

    it convinced Great Britain to stop supporting the Confederacy.

  • Q3

    Lincoln's "Emancipation Proclamation" had all of the following effects EXCEPT

    it freed the slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion against the Union.

    it led to mass movements of slaves out of "border states".

    it led to the British and French refusal to support the Confederate States.

    it caused the Union to change its Confiscation Acts.

  • Q4

    Which of these battles is remembered for being both the largest battle ever fought in Georgia and for being one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War?

    Battle of Chickamauga

    Battle of Savannah

    Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of Fort Pulaski

  • Q5

    How did the Missouri Compromise deal with the issue of slavery?

    It made the Mississippi River the dividing line between slave states and free states.

    It stated that all future states would be required to be slave states except for Missouri.

    It required all territories to abolish slavery before becoming states.

    It prohibited slavery in most of the former Louisiana Territory except for Missouri.

  • Q6

    Which of these BEST describes the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation?

    It allowed slavery to remain unaltered in states who already used slave labor.

    Former slaves were afforded the right to join the war effort.

    The President publicly endorsed the abolition of slavery in southern states.

    It immediately freed the slaves throughout the country.

  • Q7

    The political conflict surrounding the Compromise of 1850 showed that people in the United States

    believed Native Americans should be forced to live on reservations.

    were opposed to westward expansion.

    were consumed by the desire to "get rich quick" from gold mining.

    continued to be divided on the issue of slavery.

  • Q8

    The Georgia Platform succeeded in saving the Union from collapse by

    quieting radicals who wanted to secede after the Compromise of 1850.

    establishing the guidelines for the creation of the Compromise of 1850.

    threatening a Civil War if the North decided to secede from the Union.

    balancing the number of slave states with the number of free states.

  • Q9

    What role did Alexander Stephens fulfill following Georgia’s secession from the Union?

    leader of the Georgia state convention

    vice president of the Confederacy



  • Q10

    The site of the biggest and bloodiest Civil War battle in Georgia was





  • Q11

    The MOST LIKELY reason General William T. Sherman wanted to control the rail lines running through Atlanta, Georgia, during his "Atlanta Campaign" was that he wanted to

    prevent residents of the city from fleeing to the North.

    extend the rail lines into the northern states.

    use the rail lines to quickly transport his troops.

    cut off the flow of supplies to the Confederate army.

  • Q12

    One purpose of General William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" was to

    prove that he was the most skilled Union general.

    find ships to sail his soldiers to the North.

    break the spirits of Confederate citizens.

    allow troops under his command to get rest.

  • Q13

    The reason many people MOST LIKELY attacked the Emancipation Proclamation was that it

    allowed some states to continue to use slave labor.

    opposed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

    prompted foreign countries to support the Confederacy.

    did not allow freed slaves to join the U.S. military.

  • Q14

    Which had the GREATEST impact on Atlanta, Georgia, after the Civil War?

    the abolition of slavery

    the closing of textile factories

    the destruction of the railroads

    the burning of government buildings

  • Q15

    Early in his Presidency, Abraham Lincoln declared that his primary goal as President was to

    end slavery throughout the Southern states.

    encourage sectionalism.

    enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.

    preserve the Union.


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