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

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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!

 Apr 10, 2018

1 of 20Pick your answer!

What battle caused the most casualties?
Gettysburg
Shiloh
Antietam

2 of 20Pick your answer!

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

3 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the first state to secede from the Union?
Alabama
South Carolina
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?
Jefferson Davis
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson

6 of 20Pick your answer!

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

7 of 20Pick your answer!

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

8 of 20Pick your answer!

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

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
Gone With The Wind
Saving Private Ryan

11 of 20Pick your answer!

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

12 of 20Pick your answer!

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

13 of 20Pick your answer!

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

14 of 20Pick your answer!

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

15 of 20Pick your answer!

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

16 of 20Pick your answer!

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued what year?
1865
1867
1863

17 of 20Pick your answer!

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

18 of 20Pick your answer!

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

19 of 20Pick your answer!

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

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
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