Battles of 1861 and 1862

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Battles of 1861 and 1862.

1. Which of the following best defines the goal of the First Battle of Bull Run?
a. The North attacked hoping to capture the capital of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia.
b. The South attacked wanting to break through into northern territory for the first time.
c. The Southern army wanted to defeat the main northern army and cause them to surrender.
d. The North wanted to gain control of the key river that runs through the Bull Run area.
e. The Northern army attacked the harbor of Bull Run hoping to capture the South`s Navy.

2. What made the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac different from earlier naval battles?
a. It was the first time that cannons were used on battle ships.
b. The Monitor was the first steam propelled warship, while the Merrimac still used sails.
c. It was the first time that iron-clad warships were used in battle. This changed the way naval battles were fought in the future.
d. Both ships were sunk by smaller, faster vessels.
e. It was the first time that submarines were used in a major battle.

3. Who was the Union general at the Battle of Shiloh?
a. Robert E. Lee
b. P.T. Beauregard
c. Ambrose Burnside
d. Albert Johnson
e. Ulysses S. Grant

4. What battle fought in Tennessee was the largest Civil War battle fought in the western part of the country?
a. The Battle of Nashville
b. The Battle of Shiloh
c. The Battle of Fort Sanders
d. The Battle of Memphis
e. The Battle of Fort Henry

5. What was the first major battle of the Civil War fought in the northern part of the country?
a. The Battle of New York
b. The Siege of Washington
c. The Battle of Antietam
d. The Battle of Fredericksburg

6. What general led the southern troops at the Battle of Antietam?
a. General Robert E. Lee
b. General P.T. Beauregard
c. General John Jones
d. General Ambrose Burnside
e. General George Washington

7. In what state was the Battle of Antietam fought?
a. Virginia
b. Tennessee
c. North Carolina
d. Maryland
e. Pennsylvania

8. Which of the following statements is not true about the Battle of Fredericksburg?
a. The South won despite having a much smaller army.
b. It was a small battle of around 20,000 troops from both sides.
c. The Northern forces were lead by General Ambrose Burnside.

9. Which of the following leaders was not a Union general?
a. Ambrose Burnside
b. George B. McClellan
c. Ulysses S. Grant
d. Irvin McDowell
e. P.T. Beauregard

10. 1861 and 1862 were the first few years after the start of the Civil War. Were these years relatively peaceful or were there a lot of battles during this time?
a. Peaceful
b. Lots of battles

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