Unit 3B: Civil War Question Preview (ID: 59116)


Civil War.

Why is Appomattox Court House an important place?
a) It was the site of a bloody battle.
b) It was the site of Confederate Headquarters.
c) It was the site of Robert E. Lee's surrender.
d) It was the site of Union Headquarters.

Read General Robert E. Lee's last order to his troops had a main message. What was that message?
a) Lee was out of supplies and ammunition.
b) Continuing the fight would mean heavy losses with no chance of winning.
c) Lee was tired of fighting after all the Confederate losses.
d) His army was tired and would not fight anymore.

Why did Northerners feel that Sherman's destructive march was necessary?
a) it was needed to break the South's will to fight
b) it was needed to destroy the Confederate army
c) it was needed to encourage freeing the South's slaves
d) it was needed to find supplies for the Union army

Who was appointed by Lincoln as the commander in chief of the Union armies in March of 1864?
a) William Tecumseh Sherman
b) Frederick Douglass
c) Ulysses S. Grant
d) Robert E. Lee

General Sherman's trail of destruction across the South is known as the... ___________________
a) Trail of Tears
b) Bull's Run
c) Gettysburg
d) March to the Sea

During which battle did the deadly and decisive Pickett's Charge take place?
a) Gettysburg
b) Antietam
c) Shiloh
d) Bull Run

Why was the Battle of Gettysburg so important?
a) It was a massive confederate victory.
b) It became the new border between the Union and the Confederacy.
c) It completed a total Union naval blockade.
d) It was the last time Southern troops were able to invade the North.

The __________________ freed enslaved people in rebel territory on January 1, 1863.
a) March to the Sea
b) Emancipation Proclamation
c) 13th Amendment
d) Fugitive Slave Act

Which famous American said :If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do t
a) William Lloyd Garrison
b) Jefferson Davis
c) Frederick Douglass
d) Abraham Lincoln

Who is Representative Riddle describing in his account of the end of the First Battle of Bull Run? A cruel, crazy, mad, hopeless panic possessed them... The heat was awful... the men were exhausted--their mouths gaped, their lips cracked...
a) courageous Confederate soldiers
b) retreating Union soldiers
c) civilians fleeing to Washington, D.C.
d) terrified observers of the battle

Why is the character in the following excerpt from Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage becoming afraid? It had suddenly appeared to him that perhaps in a battle he might run.
a) He is eager to get into battle.
b) He is uncertain about how he will react in a battle.
c) He knows he will fight hard along with others.
d) He wishes he were back home.

In order to deal with war opponents in the North, President Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. What is habeas corpus?
a) a legal order that guarantees a prisoner to be heard in court
b) a piece of paper money issued by the United States government
c) a reward or payment
d) a system of selecting people for military service

What was the name of General Winfield Scott's strategy to achieve Union victory by gaining control of the Mississippi River?
a) the Great Divide
b) the Anaconda Plan
c) the River Conquest
d) the Squeeze Play

In which war did the most American soldiers die?
a) The Civil War
b) The Vietnam War
c) World War I
d) World War II

Which of the following WAS NOT a reason the North won the Civil War?
a) Bigger population
b) More railroads
c) More supplies
d) Stonger military leadership

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