Yankees AND Southerners Struggle On This Civil War Quiz. Can You Pass?

Do you know about the Civil War?

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 Sep 08, 2020
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Question: 1/18Choose your answer!


So when exactly did the Civil War happen?
1961-1965
1861-1865
1761-1765

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Who was the President of the United States of America during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson

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Which battle was the first major engagement of the Civil War?
The Battle of Port Royal Sound
The Battle of Wilson's Creek
The First Battle of Bull Run

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About how many people died in the Civil War?
550,000
750,000
350,000

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What was the major motivating factor for Southern secession?
Taxation without representation
Native American incursions
The Slavery Issue

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The Battle of Antietam was fought between which two commanders?
George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee
Dixon S. Miles and Stonewall Jackson
Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln

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The Battle of Crater occurred during what siege?
Siege of Corinth
Siege of Petersburg
Siege of Suffolk

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Which Constitutional amendment was responsible for the formal emancipation of slaves?
12th
13th
10th

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During the Battle of Gettysburg, which famous charge took place at Cemetery Hill?
General Hancock's Assault
Both of these
Pickett's Charge

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The Battle of Harper's Ferry was fought near what river?
Shenandoah River
The Potomac River
Ohio River

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What was the name of the secessionist faction of the Civil War?
The Confederate States of America
The United States of America
The Free Southern Territories

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What did Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's troops call him as a nickname?
Uncle Billy
The Master
Mr. Toasty

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On what date was New Orleans captured by Union forces, allowing naval access to the Mississippi River?
May 6, 1864
June 30, 1860
April 25, 1862

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Where were the first shots of the war fired?
Lexington
Gettysburg
Fort Sumter

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Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War; but which battle resulted in the most deaths in a single day?
The Battle of Chancellorville
The Second Battle of Bull Run
The Battle of Antietam

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Which caliber of ammo was most used by both Union and Confederate forces for their rifles during the war?
.58 Minie Ball
.68 Minie Ball
.48 Minie Ball

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What major court case stripped African Americans of their right to citizenship?
Dred Scott v. Sanford
McCulloch v. Maryland
Roe v. Wade

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South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union; what was the second state to secede?
North Carolina
Mississippi
Virginia
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

The Civil War made a huge mark in history. Drew Gilpin Faust is an American historian and was the 28th President of Harvard University. She did a great job of describing this war when she said, "In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history, a war that would presage the slaughter of World War I's Western Front and the global carnage of the twentieth century." Ta-Nehisi Coates, an American author who focuses on cultural, social and political issues said, "The casualties in the Civil War amount to more than all other wars - all other American wars combined. More people died in that war than World War II, World War I, Vietnam, etc. And that was a war for white supremacy. It was a war to erect a state in which the basis of it was the enslavement of black people." Lastly, we have Sam Ervin, an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina from 1954 to 1974. He said, "I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate." If all of these important people have so much to say about the war then that means it MUST have been quite life-changing.