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1. Q: What were the northern states called?

A: The Union

B: The Libertarians

C: The Confederacy

D: The Blue

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2. Q: What were the southern states called?

A: The Union

B: The Libertarians

C: The Confederacy

D: The Rebelites

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3. Q: About how many lives were lost in the American Civil War?

A: 50,000

B: 100,000

C: 300,000

D: 600,000

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4. Q: Where did the Civil War start?

A: Atlanta (GA)

B: Charleston (SC)

C: Richmand (VA)

D: Raleigh (NC)

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5. Q: What year did the Civil War begin?

A: 1776

B: 1850

C: 1861

D: 1865

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6. Q: What fort did Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard fire on to start the Civil War?

A: Fort Collins

B: Fort Sumter

C: Fort Ord

D: The Alamo

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7. Q: When did the last Confederate army surrender?

A: 1776

B: 1812

C: 1861

D: 1865

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8. Q: Who was elected President of the United States in 1860?

A: Thomas Jefferson

B: Abraham Lincoln

C: Jefferson Davis

D: Robert E. Lee

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9. Q: What was the South's main source of income?

A: Cotton

B: Slaves

C: Manufacturing

D: Peanuts

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10. Q: Which side was against high tariffs?

A: North

B: South

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11. Q: Prior to the Civil War what was the Federal Governments chief source of income?

A: income tax

B: property tax

C: sales tax

D: tariffs

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12. Q: Which current state was not part of the Northwest Territory?

A: Iowa

B: Indiana

C: Illinois

D: Wisconsin

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13. Q: Which side preferred stronger state government and less federal government?

A: North

B: South

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14. Q: Why were the western territories so politically important to both the North and the South?

A: They had vast untapped riches

B: They would decide who had control in congress

C: They were good tourist spots

D: They would tip the scales in case of war

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15. Q: What was the Missouri Compromise?

A: A land agreement with Native Americans

B: An agreement between the Northern and Southern factions of Missouri

C: A tariff agreement on goods exported from Misssouri

D: An agreement that said Missouri was a slave state; while Maine would be a free state.

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16. Q: What book did Harriet Beecher Stowe write about slavery?

A: Uncle Tom's Cabin

B: The Slavery Papers

C: Abolition

D: The Scarlet Letter

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17. Q: What was the antislavery political party that ran John C. Fremont in the 1856 presidential election?

A: Whig

B: Repulican

C: Democrat

D: Tory

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18. Q: Who was Dred Scott?

A: A leader of the Whig party.

B: President Lincoln's close advisor.

C: A slave who sued for his freedom.

D: A General at Gettysburg

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19. Q: Who raided a federal armory in Harper's Ferry (VA) and planned to march south to free the slaves?

A: John Brown

B: Abraham Lincoln

C: William Seward

D: John Bell

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20. Q: What was the first southern state to secede from the United States?

A: Georgia

B: South Carolina

C: North Carolina

D: Alabama

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21. Q: Who was president of the Confederacy?

A: Alexander Stephens

B: Robert E. Lee

C: William Henry

D: Jefferson Davis

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22. Q: How many states had already seceded when Lincoln took the oath of office?

A: 6

B: 7

C: 8

D: 9

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23. Q: Who was the General-in-Chief of the Union army at the start of the war?

A: George Sherman

B: Winfield Scott

C: Abraham Lincoln

D: Ulysses S. Grant

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24. Q: What was the Anaconda Plan?

A: A plan for rescuing slaves

B: A plan for uniting the North and South

C: A strategy to get more recruits for the Union Army

D: A military strategy for the the Union

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25. Q: Which of the following military technologies was not used in a major conflict prior to the Civil War?

A: Rifle Muskets

B: Iron Clad Warships

C: Gun Powder

D: Submarine

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26. Q: What was the CSS Hunley?

A: Submarine

B: Tank

C: Battle Ship

D: Repeating Rifle

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27. Q: In both the North and South a draftee could hire a substitute to go to war for him?

A: TRUE

B: FALSE

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28. Q: How did the Confederacy get funds for the war?

A: By gifts from the plantation owners

B: By taxing slave owners

C: By printing money

D: By taxing land

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29. Q: What was the first major victory for the South?

A: Battle of Lexington

B: First Battle of Bull Run

C: Battle of Shiloh

D: Second Battle of Bull Run

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30. Q: "Who gained the nickname ""Stonewall"" for his great stand at the First Battle of Bull Run?"

A: Longstreet

B: Beauregard

C: Jackson

D: Lee

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31. Q: Who was the first Union general over the Army of the Potomac?

A: Ulysses Grant

B: Winfield Scott

C: Sterling Price

D: George McClellan

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32. Q: What was the Trent Affair?

A: When two Confederate representatives were taken by the Union from the British Ship Trent

B: When Senator Trent of Virginia changed sides to the North

C: When Abraham Lincoln had an affair with Mrs. Trent

D: When the Trent (KY) citizens revolted against the Union

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33. Q: Who was the Confederacy's famous calvary commander that gathered the information to help win the Seven Day's Battle?

A: Lee

B: Jackson

C: Stuart

D: Longstreet

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34. Q: What battle pitted the two Western generals (Grant of the Union and Johnston of the Confederacy) against each other?

A: Battle of Bull Run

B: Battle of Shiloh

C: Battle of Antietam

D: Battle of Fort Henry

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35. Q: What were The Monitor and The Virginia?

A: Ironclad Warships

B: Southern Forts

C: Armies

D: Calvary Troops

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36. Q: In 1862 where was the capital of the Confederacy?

A: Atlanta, GA

B: Charleston, SC

C: Roanoke, VA

D: Richmand, VA

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37. Q: Who's military genius and personality is often credited with holding the Confederate Army together?

A: Joseph E. Johnston

B: Albert S. Johnston

C: Robert E. Lee

D: Stonewall Jackson

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38. Q: What Union general was charged with capturing Richmond, VA in the Peninsular Campaign?

A: McClellan

B: Grant

C: Porter

D: Farragut

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39. Q: What Confederate city did David Farragut capture that was the key to the Mississippi?

A: Birmingham

B: Memphis

C: Jackson

D: New Orleans

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40. Q: After claiming victory, what Union general suffered a humiliating defeat at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run?

A: McClellan

B: Grant

C: Pope

D: Johnston

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41. Q: With 23,000 casualties, what was the bloodiest one-day battle in US history?

A: Gettysburg

B: Antietam

C: 2nd Battle of Bull Run

D: 1st Battle of Bull Run

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42. Q: Who was President of the United States during the Civil War?

A: Lincoln

B: Davis

C: Grant

D: Lee

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43. Q: What was the main motivation behind Lincoln making the abolition of slavery a war aim?

A: To win the media battle amongst the middle class

B: Because they needed another cause to keep the war going

C: To keep Great Britain and France from recognizing the Confederacy

D: To get freed slaves to join the army

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44. Q: "What document stated that ""Slaves of any state...in rebellion...shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free""?"

A: Declaration of Independence

B: US Constitution

C: The Freedom Pact

D: Emancipation Proclamation

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45. Q: Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation?

A: Benjamin Butler

B: Ulysses Grant

C: Abraham Lincoln

D: Jefferson Davis

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46. Q: Who won the Battle of Fredericksburg?

A: Confederacy

B: Union

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47. Q: Who became commander of the Union Army of the Potomac after the loss at Fredericksburg?

A: Burnside

B: Grant

C: Hooker

D: Rosecrans

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48. Q: In 1860 the South exported $191 million of cotton. About how much were they able to export in 1862?

A: $4 million

B: $20 million

C: $100 million

D: $220 million

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49. Q: In what battle did Stonewall Jackson die?

A: Battle of Antietam

B: Battle of Chancellorsville

C: Battle of Vicksburg

D: Battle of Gettysburg

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50. Q: Who led the ill-fated Confederate charge on the the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg?

A: Longstreet

B: Lee

C: Pickett

D: Jackson

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51. Q: "What speech starts out ""Fourscore and seven years ago...""?"

A: Gettysburg Address

B: Emancipation Proclamation

C: Vicksburg Address

D: Anteitam speech

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52. Q: Who wrote the Gettysburg Address?

A: Robert E. Lee

B: Jefferson Davis

C: Edward Everett

D: Abraham Lincoln

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53. Q: What was the nickname for the Northern Peace Democrats who opposed Lincoln and the War?

A: Rattlesnakes

B: Liberals

C: Copperheads

D: Benedicts

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54. Q: Which killed more men in the Civil War?

A: disease

B: bullets

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55. Q: Who formed groups to help the Union Soldiers that later became the Red Cross?

A: Andrea Lee

B: Clara Barton

C: Karen Johnson

D: Alva Bradington

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56. Q: What became Union General George Thomas' nickname after he held his ground at Chickamauga Creek?

A: Rock of Chickamauga

B: The Chickamauga Kid

C: Wall of Chickamauga

D: General Chickamauga

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57. Q: What Union general captured Atlanta?

A: McClellan

B: Sherman

C: Grant

D: Rosecrans

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58. Q: Who was elected President of the United States near the end of the war in 1864?

A: Andrew Johnson

B: George Pendleton

C: George McClellan

D: Abraham Lincoln

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59. Q: Where did Sherman march to from Atlanta while burning and destroying property on the way?

A: Wilmington

B: Augusta

C: Savannah

D: Macon

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60. Q: Where did Robert E. Lee agree to terms of surrender?

A: Appomattox Court House

B: Gettysburg

C: Little Big Top

D: Vicksburg Court House

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61. Q: During 1860 to 1870 the northern wealth increased 50 percent. What was the impact to southern wealth over the same period?

A: increased by 10 percent

B: increased by 1 percent

C: decreased by 20 percent

D: decreased by 60 percent

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62. Q: What amendment was added to the Constitution after the war that freed slaves?

A: 5th

B: 9th

C: 13th

D: 18th

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63. Q: What percentage of military-aged southern white men became part of the Confederate Army?

A: 20

B: 40

C: 60

D: 80

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64. Q: Where was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

A: Appomatox Court House

B: The White House

C: Ford's Theatre

D: Gettysburg

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65. Q: Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?

A: John Wilkes Booth

B: Andrew Johnson

C: Henry Rathborn

D: Nathan Jones Seward

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