Robert E. Lee Surrenders

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1. Who was Robert E. Lee?
a. The president of the Confederacy.
b. The Governor of Virginia.
c. The lead general for the Confederate army of the South.
d. The leader of the Confederate Congress.
e. None of the above.

2. Why did General Lee surrender his army?
a. He was tired of fighting and wanted the North to win.
b. Because he was surrounded by the Northern troops and he knew he would not win a fight.
c. He knew he could get another army and come back to fight another day.
d. His soldiers were ready to rebel and go over to the North anyway.

3. What was the significance of Robert E. Lee`s surrender?
a. It meant that the Civil War was pretty much over and that the North had won.
b. It rallied the rest of the Confederate armies to fight harder, causing the war to go on for many more years.
c. It had no significance. It was just another battle in a long war.
d. It meant that the South had won the Civil War.
e. It signaled the start to the Civil war.

4. Where did Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant?
a. Near the city of Gettysburg.
b. At the White House in Washington, D. C.
c. At Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
d. At the Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
e. At the capital of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.

5. True or False: President Abraham Lincoln wanted the Confederate soldiers to be severely punished for fighting for the South.

6. What year was it that Andrew Johnson signed a document saying that the Civil War was official over?
a. 1776
b. 1780
c. 1860
d. 1865
e. 1866

7. What happened to the rest of the Confederate armies after Lee`s army surrendered?
a. Most of the Confederate armies surrendered to Union armies within the coming month.
b. General Joseph Johnston surrendered his army to General Sherman later that month.
c. General Stand Watie was the last Confederate General in the field to surrender to the Union on May 5, 1865.
d. All of the above.

8. What happened to Confederate President Jefferson Davis after the end of the Civil War?
a. He retired to his plantation in the South and was treated like a hero.
b. He tried to escape, but was captured and sent to prison for two years.
c. He was killed in a final battle just outside of his Mississippi home.
d. He was tried and executed for treason.
e. He escaped to Europe where he lived the rest of his days in Paris, France.

9. Who did General Robert E. Lee surrender to?
a. General Ulysses S. Grant
b. President Abraham Lincoln
c. President Andrew Johnson
d. General William Sherman
e. Colonel Mustard

10. What were the conditions under which the North accepted General Lee`s surrender?
a. The Confederate soldiers had to give up all their possessions including any farms or houses they owned.
b. The Confederate soldiers were sent to prison camps and punished severely.
c. The Confederate soldiers were allowed to return home. They were given food and could keep their horse or mule, but had to turn in their weapons.
d. The Confederate soldiers were sent to prison for one year, but their families and homes were spared.

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