Civil War Quiz 12/17 Name



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Civil War Quiz - 12/17

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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1)



Border states, which were slave states that did NOT secede from the Union, included

1)


_______

A)



Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

B)



Missouri, Mississippi, Maryland and North Carolina.

C)



Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware.

D)



Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas.

E)



North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas.


2)



When Lincoln initially made a call for volunteer soldiers, many northern communities

2)


_______

A)



Reacted with indifference.

B)



Were completely against joining up.

C)



Agreed to send money and supplies but not men.

D)



Rioted against fighting a war to free slaves.

E)



Responded enthusiastically.


3)



The decision of four slave states to stay within the Union

3)


_______

A)



Caused Lincoln to legalize slavery in all northern states.

B)



Negated the Confederate argument that they were forced to secede to protect the right to own slaves.

C)



Gave the South a military advantage.

D)



Was welcome to the North but caused all kinds of legal problems for the government.

E)



Negated the northern argument that they were fighting to free the slaves.


4)



The first major battle (attended by a great deal of spectators) of the Civil War was fought at

4)


_______

A)



Shiloh.

B)



Antietam.

C)



Bull Run.

D)



Chattanooga.

E)



Gettysburg.


5)



Which of the following was NOT an advantage enjoyed by the South as the Civil War began?

5)


_______

A)



They were on the defensive, and the North would have to invade.

B)



The leadership of Robert E. Lee.

C)



The economic power of their cotton resources.

D)



The ability to easily coordinate policies amongst different southern states

E)



Many experienced officers.


6)



Which one of the following was LEAST likely to be drafted into the Confederate military on provisions of the draft law?

6)


_______

A)



A non-slaveholding yeoman farmer from Alabama.

B)



An 18-year old apprentice printer from Texas.

C)



A 30 -year old blacksmith from Charleston.

D)



A 20-year old factory worker.

E)



A southern planter from Mississippi with 50 slaves.


7)



The Homestead Act

7)


_______

A)



Gave state public land to finance land grant colleges.

B)



Made it more difficult to gain land.

C)



Used land to finance the construction of railroads.

D)



Liberalized land policy by giving 160 acres to those who would live on and improve the land.

E)



Established the federal Department of Agriculture.


8)



The most damaging factor undermining the Confederate cause was

8)


_______

A)



The dictatorial powers of the government.

B)



Poor moral character.

C)



Strong beliefs in states' rights and aristocratic privilege.

D)



Illiteracy among common soldiers.

E)



Abolitionist propaganda.


9)



Initially, the Union's strategy, the Anacaonda Plan, was to

9)


_______

A)



Fight a limited war by strangling the South with a naval blockade.

B)



Select certain targets and attack with small guerrilla forces.

C)



Overwhelm the South with its better-trained army.

D)



Lure the South into invading the North.

E)



Invade deep into the heart of the Black Belt.


10)



The Confederate invasion of Maryland was halted by the Union at the battle of

10)


______

A)



Antietam.

B)



Fredricksburg.

C)



Seven Days.

D)



Shiloh.

E)



Gettysburg.


11)



Lincoln initially resisted announcing a policy to free the slaves for all of the following reasons EXCEPT

11)


______

A)



Lincoln believed that blacks would be immediately voted into office.

B)



He wanted to encourage pro-Union sentiment in the South.

C)



A policy to free the slaves might have alienated conservatives in border states.

D)



The desire to hold the Republican Party together.

E)



Northern public opinion was divided on the slave issue.


12)



The use of women in the nursing profession met resistance largely because

12)


______

A)



Women were not used to tending the sick.

B)



It was considered an "unseemly" profession for respectable women.

C)



Wounded soldiers resented them.

D)



Women were too physically weak for such work.

E)



The fear they would take diseases home with them.


13)



Riots in the Confederate states were mainly caused by

13)


______

A)



Shortages of food and high inflation rates.

B)



Low prices for cotton.

C)



Ideological differences.

D)



The draft exemption for wealthy slave owners.

E)



Inequities of the draft and urban tensions.


1)



C

2)



E

3)



B

4)



C

5)



D

6)



E

7)



D

8)



C

9)



A

10)



A

11)



A

12)



B

13)



A


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