American Civil War

What do you know about the bloodiest conflict in US history that killed almost 620,000 soldier in four years?
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1. How many Southern states broke away to form the independent country of the Confederate States of America?
2. What state was the first to break away from the Union in December 1860?
North Carolina
South Carolina
3. What Act allowed territories to decide for themselves whether to allow slavery?
Tennessee-Alabama Act
Ohio-Iowa Act
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Georgia-Florida Act
4. What is the name of the antislavery novel sold in 300,000 copies that brought some of the harsh realities of slavery to a wider mainly white audience?
Sister June's Room
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Aunt Mary's House
Cousin Vinnie's Yard
5. Who was a "conductor" in a secret network of antislavers called the "Underground Railroad"?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mary Edwards Walker
Harriet Tubman
Mary Darling
6. Who was the Confederacy's only president?
David Walker
Jefferson Davis
Frederick Douglass
John Brown
7. What was the capital of the Confederacy?
8. What event marked the start of the Civil War?
The Attack on Fort Sumter
The First Battle of Bull Run
The Siege of Petersburg
The Savannah Campaign
9. In which state the First Battle of Bull Run took place in 1861?
North Carolina
10. Which general of the Confederate forces was nicknamed "Stonewall"?
Thomas J. Jackson
Irwin McDowell
Henry Hill
David Farragut
11. What was the name of the Union Army strategy for suppressing the Confederacy at the beginning of the war?
Cobra Plan
Anaconda Plan
Mamba Plan
Python Plan
12. What was the universal color of Union uniforms?
Dark blue
13. Which Union general-in-chief served two terms as president after the war?
George Henry Thomas
Winfield Scott
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson
14. Who was a nurse in Union Army who wrote a novel Little Women?
Mary Edwards Walker
Louisa May Alcott
Susan B. Anthony
Susie King Taylor
15. Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862?
Jefferson Davis
George McClellan
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
16. What was the bloodiest of all Civil War battles?
The Siege of Petersburg
The Battle of Fredericksburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Siege of Vicksburg
17. Who revolutionized the Union's Army medical service and created encampments of tents near the battlefield?
Antonia Ford
Lafayette C. Baker
Allan Pinkerton
Jonathan Letterman
18. In gratitude for the victory at Gettysburg, what holiday was proclaimed by President Lincoln?
Independence Day
Memorial Day
Veterans Day
19. Who led the "March to the Sea" that tore apart the Confederacy and helped the Union win the war?
George Meade
William T. Sherman
David Farragut
Jourdon Anderson
20. What Amendment became a law in 1865, when the slavery was finally abolished?
15th Amendment
16th Amendment
14th Amendment
13th Amendment
21. Who signed the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia in 1865?
Thomas Jackson
James Longstreet
Robert E. Lee
J.E.B. Stuart
22. Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre just a few days after Confederate surrender?
J. Edward Sanders
John Fitzgerald
Lee Harvey Oswald
John Wilkes Booth
23. When a soldier died, what happened to their body?
The bodies were burned
They were taken to hospitals
They were sent back home
They were buried where they died
24. Who was the most famous medical worker of the Civil War who founded the American Red Cross?
Dorethea Dix
Harriet Patience Dame
Addie Ballou
Clara Barton
25. When did the Civil War actually end?
When Confederate general surrendered
When President Andrew Johnson ended the war
When all the slaved had been freed
When the last of the active soldiers were killed
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