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?
South Carolina
North Carolina
3. What Act allowed territories to decide for themselves whether to allow slavery?
Ohio-Iowa Act
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Tennessee-Alabama 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?
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Sister June's Room
Cousin Vinnie's Yard
Aunt Mary's House
5. Who was a "conductor" in a secret network of antislavers called the "Underground Railroad"?
Mary Edwards Walker
Mary Darling
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Beecher Stowe
6. Who was the Confederacy's only president?
Frederick Douglass
David Walker
Jefferson Davis
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 Savannah Campaign
The First Battle of Bull Run
The Siege of Petersburg
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
David Farragut
Irwin McDowell
Henry Hill
11. What was the name of the Union Army strategy for suppressing the Confederacy at the beginning of the war?
Cobra Plan
Mamba Plan
Python Plan
Anaconda 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
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Winfield Scott
14. Who was a nurse in Union Army who wrote a novel Little Women?
Susan B. Anthony
Louisa May Alcott
Susie King Taylor
Mary Edwards Walker
15. Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862?
Abraham Lincoln
Jefferson Davis
Thomas Jefferson
George McClellan
16. What was the bloodiest of all Civil War battles?
The Siege of Petersburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Fredericksburg
The Siege of Vicksburg
17. Who revolutionized the Union's Army medical service and created encampments of tents near the battlefield?
Lafayette C. Baker
Antonia Ford
Jonathan Letterman
Allan Pinkerton
18. In gratitude for the victory at Gettysburg, what holiday was proclaimed by President Lincoln?
Veterans Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
19. Who led the "March to the Sea" that tore apart the Confederacy and helped the Union win the war?
Jourdon Anderson
William T. Sherman
David Farragut
George Meade
20. What Amendment became a law in 1865, when the slavery was finally abolished?
14th Amendment
15th Amendment
16th Amendment
13th Amendment
21. Who signed the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia in 1865?
Robert E. Lee
James Longstreet
J.E.B. Stuart
Thomas Jackson
22. Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre just a few days after Confederate surrender?
John Wilkes Booth
J. Edward Sanders
John Fitzgerald
Lee Harvey Oswald
23. When a soldier died, what happened to their body?
They were buried where they died
They were sent back home
They were taken to hospitals
The bodies were burned
24. Who was the most famous medical worker of the Civil War who founded the American Red Cross?
Addie Ballou
Harriet Patience Dame
Clara Barton
Dorethea Dix
25. When did the Civil War actually end?
When all the slaved had been freed
When Confederate general surrendered
When the last of the active soldiers were killed
When President Andrew Johnson ended the war
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