Living During the Civil War

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Living During the Civil War.

1. How much did people in the North have to pay to avoid having to get drafted by the army?
a. $50
b. $100
c. $200
d. $300
e. $500

2. What group of people was the most adversely affected by the economics of the war?
a. The poor
b. The rich
c. Politicians
d. Farmers
e. It affected everyone the same

3. True or False: Women had to take up hard manual labor jobs like working the farm and factory jobs because so many men were fighting.

4. What Union strategy caused the people in the South to suffer from a lack of supplies?
a. The Emancipation Proclamation
b. The Underground Railroad
c. The blockade
d. The two front war
e. None of the above

5. Why did people in the South suffer more than people in the North?
a. Because most of the fighting took place on Southern soil
b. Because the Union Blockade destroyed the Southern economy
c. Because General Sherman destroyed much of Georgia on his march to Savannah
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

6. What was the cause of the New York City riots in 1863?
a. A lack of food
b. The unfairness of the draft towards the poor
c. The mistreatment of prisoners
d. Unfair election results
e. Women were not allowed to vote

7. True or False: There are documented accounts of boys as young as ten years old fighting and killing soldiers in the Civil War.

8. Of the 30 million people that lived in the United States at the time, around how many fought in the Civil War?
a. 500,000
b. 1,000,000
c. 1,500,000
d. 2,000,000
e. 3,000,000

9. What was the main way that people got news of the battles and their loved ones in the war?
a. The radio
b. Telephone calls
c. Newspapers
d. Television
e. The internet

10. What were some of the things that children did to help the war effort?
a. Played the bugle or drums
b. Did chores around the army campsites
c. Held fairs to raise funds for the army
d. Sent care packages to soldiers
e. All of the above

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