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The Civil War

Quiz by Stephanie Hahlen

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30 questions
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  • Q1
    Hopes on both sides for a quick victory ended with the
    the Battle of Bull Run
    The Battle of Antietam
    The Emancipation Proclamation
    battle between the Merrimac and the Monitor.
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  • Q2
    When the Civil War began,
    both sides were prepared for a long and drawn-out war.
    southerners believed they could win by capturing Washington, D.C.
    the South’s greatest strength was its military leadership.
    northerners were reluctant to volunteer for military service.
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  • Q3
    What was not part of Lincoln's "Anaconda Plan"?
    Block the southern ports
    capture Richmond
    divide the South into sections
    Assassinating Jefferson Davis, leaving the South without a leader.
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  • Q4
    The Emancipation Proclamation declared
    slaves in the Confederate states to be free
    slaves in the Confederate states to be free
    all slaves to be forever free
    slaves in the U.S. territories to be free
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  • Q5
    Why was the Battle of Gettysburg a turning point in the war?
    it triggered draft riots in New York
    European nations decided to help the Conferacy
    Lee would never invade the North after that
    Southern's surrendered to the North
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  • Q6
    At the beginning of the Civil War, which side had better military leadership?
    South
    North
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  • Q7
    The Battle of Vickburg was important to the Union because
    they controlled all southern ports
    they gained control over the Mississippi River
    Their ironclad ships were unstopable
    it showed black soldiers could fight
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  • Q8
    Which is an example of total war?
    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
    Sherman's march through Georgia
    The Battle of Richmond
    The Anaconda Plan
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  • Q9
    The South's main economic strength came from
    number of slaves
    cotton exports
    gold
    acres of farmland
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  • Q10
    General Grant's terms of surrender are often seen as
    kind and generous
    unclear
    unfair
    malicious and cruel
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  • Q11
    Lee hoped to accomplish two objectives by winning the battle of Antietam, which included
    freeing all slaves and allow black men to join the war
    destroying all cropland and take over the Mississippi
    convincing Maryland to join the Confederacy and encourage European nations to support the South
    Capturing Union soldiers and hold them hostage
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  • Q12
    In addition to being poorly paid, how else were African American soldiers treated unfairly?
    They were not allowed to write home
    They had to be servants for white soldiers
    They were still considered slaves
    They often were given inadequate supplies
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  • Q13
    What items were Confederate soldiers allowed to keep at the end of the war?
    Prisoners
    Slaves
    Horses and sidearms
    Cannons
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  • Q14
    Rose Greenhow is best known for
    freeing 100 slaves
    fighting as a man in the Union army
    supporting the South by delivering leaders intel
    her work on the battlefield
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  • Q15
    Many soldiers feared _____________________ more than fighting in battle.
    wild animals
    staying in army hospital camps
    slaves
    being captured
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  • Q16
    Why did some people claim that the conflict was a "rich man's war and a poor man's fight?"
    only the rich were aloud to be military leaders
    poor people were forced to fight in the war
    drafted men could pay others to take their place
    the war was supported by a few wealthy individuals
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  • Q17
    Which side feared having their shipping ports blocked?
    North
    South
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  • Q18
    The Gettysburg Address took place
    in the White House
    at a cemetery dedication
    on a battlefield
    at the Lincoln Memorial
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  • Q19
    Which side had a larger population?
    North
    South
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  • Q20
    Appomattox Courthouse was the sight of
    the Emancipation Proclamation
    General Lee's surrender
    the first battle of the Civil War
    the bloodiest battle in the Civil War
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