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What is meant by the term, total war?
a) A rapid attack against the enemy from land, air, and sea
b) Capturing prisoners of war
c) Fighting with weapons, not just words
d) Destroying anything that could be used by the enemy's army

Why was capturing the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi so important to the Union army?
a) Vicksburg was the capital city of the Confederacy
b) There was a terrible prisoner-of-war camp located in Vicksburg SHOW ANSWER
c) Capturing Vicksburg would give the Union total control of the Mississippi River
d) All of the South's factories were located in Vicksburg

Why is the Battle of Gettysburg considered a turning point in the Civil War?
a) It would be the last Union victory of the war
b) General Lee's army would never again invade the North
c) This battle gave the Union control of the Mississippi River
d) The defeat at Gettysburg immediately caused the South to surrender

Which battle was the single bloodiest day of the Civil War?
a) Antietam
b) Vicksburg
c) Bull Run
d) Seven Days

Which of the following is NOT a way in which the Emancipation Proclamation changed the Civil War?
a) It led to thousands of African Americans to join the Union army
b) It changed the purpose of the war to being a fight to end slavery
c) It immediately brought an end to the war
d) It prevented France and Britain to not side with the Confederacy

Which of the following is NOT a reason that the South invaded the North at the Battle of Antietam?
a) hoped that winning in the North would convince France to side with the Confederacy
b) hoped that winning in the North would convince Britain to side with the Confederacy
c) hoped to destroy railroad lines leading to Washington, DC
d) hoped to find weapons for Confederate soldiers

How did the Monitor and the Merrimack change maritime (sea) warfare?
a) They were the first submarines
b) They were the first warships powered by steam engines
c) They were used to break the Union's blockade of the Confederacy
d) Warships would now be made out of iron

Which of the following killed the most soldiers in the Civil War?
a) amputations
b) diseases
c) the Minie ball
d) starvation

During the Civil War, what would doctors usually do to prevent an infection from spreading?
a) soak the infected wound in a nearby creek
b) give the patient antibiotics
c) treat the would with bromine
d) amputate the affected limb

Why was President Lincoln frustrated by General McClellan?
a) General McClellan was very slow to attack
b) General McClellan needlessly risked the lives of his soldiers
c) General McClellan believed in total war
d) General McClellan refused to train his soldiers

Which of the following best describes Union soldiers at the first Battle of Bull Run?
a) strong and determined
b) outnumbered
c) well trained and ready for battle
d) inexperienced and poorly trained

What did the Union realized after the first Battle of Bull Run?
a) that the Confederate army was not as well trained as the Union army
b) that the Confederates were too afraid to fight
c) that the war would be longer than they thought
d) that Richmond would be easy to capture

Which of the following was the first major battle of the Civil War?
a) Battle of Antietam
b) Battle of Gettysburg
c) Battle of Bull Run
d) Battle of Atlanta

During the Civil War, the Union was the _______.
a) North
b) South

During the Civil War, the Confederacy was the ______.
a) North
b) South

Where did General Lee surrender to General Grant in April of 1865 bringing the Civil War to an end?
a) Alexandria
b) Atlanta
c) Appomattox
d) Andersonville

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