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The Civil War Remembered Intro-Ch1 Quiz

Based on information from the book, The Civil War Remembered, by the National Park Service. 15 Questions.

 
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1

Who was the president of the Confederacy?

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Jefferson Davis

2

In what year did the Civil War begin?

  • 1859
  • 1861
  • 1864

3

With the total loss of life at 2% of the population, what is the total loss of life in the Civil War equivalent to in today's population numbers?

  • 6,000,000 lives
  • 2,000,000 lives
  • 620,000 lives

4

Which is the correct way to refer to the United States in 1861?

  • The United States is a democratic republic
  • These United States are a democratic republic
  • Neither

5

Which states seceded from the Union in April of 1861?

  • California, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina
  • Mississippi,South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland
  • Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee

6

In what year did Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation?

  • 1861
  • 1863
  • 1865

7

Before 1861 what were the two socioeconomic and cultural systems competing for dominance in the U.S.?

  • free labor capitalism vs. agricultural slave based
  • collective socialism vs. agricultural slave labor
  • free labor capitalism vs. collective socialism

8

What was the primary reason for the Civil War?

  • freeing the slaves
  • preserving the Union
  • keeping the territories from being slave states

9

Who said " a house divided against itself cannot stand"?

  • Mark Twain
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Abraham Lincoln

10

How many years did the Civil War last?

  • 5
  • 3
  • 4

11

Which political party supported slavery the most?

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Libertarians

12

What was one of the critical catalysts which lead to a more divided country?

  • increased pressure from abolitionists
  • increased communications via the telegraph
  • increased dependency between industrial north and agricultural south

13

John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry was one of the catalysts of the war?

  • True
  • False
  • Neither

14

Put the following events in order from earliest to latest:

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  • Lincoln's Emancipation proclamation
  • John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry
  • Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration
  • Battle of Bull Run

15

Match the following events/ people

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Left

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • industrial North
  • Battle of Bull Run
  • Ulysses S. Grant

Right

  • Jefferson Davis
  • agricultural south
  • Battle of Manassas
  • Robert E. Lee

 

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