Even Historians Have Trouble Acing This Ultimate Civil War Quiz. Can YOU?

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Don't attempt unless you are a civil war history buff! We warned you!

How much do you know about the US Civil War? Take this quiz to answer questions on the war that divided a nation!

 Sep 07, 2019

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: Robert E. Lee was the President of the Confederate States of America.
False
True

2 of 18Pick your answer!

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

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The era after the Civil War was known as the ___.
Emancipation
Unification
Reconstruction

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the only president to serve the Confederacy during the Civil War?
John Tyler
Ulysses S. Grant
Zachary Taylor

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: 1 in 4 Southern farmers owned slaves.
True
False

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

During the Civil War, which of the following caused the most death?
Gunshot wounds
The cold
Disease

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The first state to secede from the Union was ___.
Georgia
South Carolina
Mississippi

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

How many states made up the Confederacy?
11
4
23

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these states was NOT in the Confederacy?
Texas
Nevada
Florida

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The first battle of the Civil War took place where?
Fort Sumter
Fort Niagara
Fort Knox

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

How did the war end?
The Union general was killed
The Confederate armies surrendered
Lincoln was assassinated

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The war had its origin in what issue?
Prohibition
Slavery
Guns

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What Civil War battle caused the most casualties?
Shiloh
Antietam
Gettysburg

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who won the 1860 presidential election?
John Tyler
James Madison
Abraham Lincoln

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Seven slave states had ___ based economies in the Confederacy.
Tobacco
Cotton
Sugar

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Fill in the blank: "___ score and seven years ago."
Four
Two
Ten

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: There were more Northern-born Confederate generals than Southern-born Union generals.
True
False

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The years between the Revolution and the Civil War were known as the ___.
Antebellum
Emancipation
Reconstruction
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Are you a history buff? Do you know who fought in the Civil War battles? Can you name the generals on both sides? Do you know what battle turned the war around? Do you know which states left the Union? Do you know why the Civil War started? Do you know what happened after it ended? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the place for you!

The Civil War divided the United States into two nations. More American lives were lost than in any than other war, and its effects are still being felt today. Even over 150 years later, there are plenty of people that study and even reenact famous battles of the war. Civil War buffs know everything there is to know about this grim point in America's history—from the skirmishes to the people and the reasons behind the war. Are you one of them? There's only one way to find out. Get your battlements ready and take this quiz!

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