No American Has Aced This Civil War Era Quiz On Their First Try. Can You?

Matilda via TriStar Pictures

Are you a Civil War buff?

How well do you know the players, battles and political strategies behind the Civil War. Take this quiz to find out!

 Jun 01, 2020

1 of 20Pick your answer!

What battle caused the most casualties?
Shiloh
Antietam
Gettysburg

2 of 20Pick your answer!

What were the Monitor and the Merrimack?
Ironclad warships
Generals
Battles

3 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the first state to secede from the Union?
South Carolina
Alabama
Georgia

4 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the era after the Civil War called?
The Reconstruction
The Industrial Age
The Gilded Age

5 of 20Pick your answer!

Who was the President of the Confederate States of America?
Robert E. Lee
Jefferson Davis
Stonewall Jackson

6 of 20Pick your answer!

How many southern states were in the Confederacy?
17
11
9

7 of 20Pick your answer!

Which killed the most men during the Civil War?
Disease
Guns
Starvation

8 of 20Pick your answer!

Who won the 1860 presidential election?
Abraham Lincoln
John Breckinridge
Jefferson Davis

9 of 20Pick your answer!

Where were the first shots of the Civil War fired?
Fort Sumter
Gettysburg
Shiloh

10 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these is not a movie about the Civil War?
Cold Mountain
Saving Private Ryan
Gone With The Wind

11 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these famous nurses treated men on Civil War battlefields?
Florence Nightengale
Mary Breckinridge
Clara Barton

12 of 20Pick your answer!

What state experienced the most fighting during the Civil War?
Georgia
Virginia
Tennessee

13 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the nickname for the opportunistic Northerners who moved to the South during Reconstruction?
Carpetbaggers
Grifters
Swindlers

14 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
Antietam
The Battle of Bull Run
Shiloh

15 of 20Pick your answer!

The small group of Democrats in Congress who protested the war were known as what?
Copperheads
Federalists
Whigs

16 of 20Pick your answer!

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued what year?
1867
1865
1863

17 of 20Pick your answer!

Where was the treaty for the end of the war signed?
Fort Sumter
McLean House
Appomattox Courthouse

18 of 20Pick your answer!

Who did Robert E. Lee surrender to?
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln
Jefferson Davis

19 of 20Pick your answer!

Who killed Abraham Lincoln?
William Sherman
James Buchanan
John Wilkes Booth

20 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these women helped slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Harriet Tubman
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Ready to challenge yourself? Well, you're in luck! Don't you worry, we've got the best mind teasers, trivia, and general knowledge questions to test how smart you really are when it comes to all things knowledge, education, and more! If you consider yourself a wiz when it comes to riddles, or if you just need a break from the hectic world around you - give this quiz a try!

Do you who fought in specific Civil War battles? Can you name the generals on both sides? Do you know which states left the Union? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you! From quizzes about your hometown to quizzes about your favorite songs, women.com has it all!

Looking for a math test? A grammar test? A movie test? Or maybe even a nursery rhyme test? Whatever your heart desires, we can quiz you on it! Visit women.com/quizzes to check out some of our other viral content, and as always, don't forget to share with your friends! Our goal at women.com is to make people feel good about who they are - and take a relaxing break from the world outside to do something that they enjoy.

So take a breath, stop whatever you're doing, and get ready to have a little fun. This three-minute escape is exactly what you need!