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.
True
False

2 of 18Pick your answer!

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

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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?
4
23
11

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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."
Ten
Four
Two

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 ___.
Reconstruction
Emancipation
Antebellum
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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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