Civil War - Children
1. What age were soldiers supposed to be to fight in the army during the Civil War?
2. What was a common job for young boys have in the army during the war?
3. True or False: Both sides were strict on the age limit and did not allow young boys to fight as soldiers.
4. What boy soldier became famous when he shot a Confederate officer in battle at Chickamauga?
a. Johnny Appleseed
b. Bobby Lee
c. Johnny Clem
d. Abraham Jackson
e. Jimmy Adams
5. What skill would a boy need to become a messenger for the army?
a. Fast runner
b. Good shooter
c. Speak multiple languages
d. Good memory
e. Good drummer
6. How were drums used during battle?
a. For entertainment
b. To call out military commands
c. To warn the enemy
d. To frighten the enemy
e. None of the above
7. True or False: Children who stayed at home during the war had extra work and chores to do.
8. What happened to Johnny Clem after the Civil War ended?
a. He left the army
b. He became a famous singer
c. He became a professional baseball player
d. He stayed with the army and became a general
e. He was killed during the war
9. What number did boys put in their shoes so they wouldn't be lying when they applied to the army?
10. True or False: At least 50% of the soldiers who fought in the Civil War were under the age of 15.
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