American Civil War: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What did the Emancipation Proclamation accomplish?

Question 2 2. What was the Confederate reaction to the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 3 3. After which event did Robert E. Lee assume command of the Confederate army?

Question 4 4. Why did President Lincoln's support for General Grant and his aggressive stance on pursuing the war hurt him politically?

Question 5 5. Where did the negotiations to end the Civil War take place?

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Question 6 6. When was President Lincoln killed?

Question 7 7. What event was the first use of the new technology of ironclad ships?

Question 8 8. Who was Lincoln's Democratic opponent in the election of 1864?

Question 9 9. Why did the North use its Naval advantage to institute a blockade of Southern ports?

Question 10 10. What tactic was employed by the Confederate forces in the Battle of Shiloh?

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Question 11 11. Which was the deadliest event in the Civil War?

Question 12 12. How did General Grant finally break the stalemate with the Confederacy at Petersburg ?

Question 13 13. Why was Chancellorsville considered an important turning point in the Civil War?

Question 14 14. Which battle is still the bloodiest day in American history?

Question 15 15. Why was Gettysburg considered the decisive turning point in the Civil War?

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Question 16 16. Which was NOT a goal of the Emancipation Proclamation?

Question 17 17. When did the Emancipation Proclamation go into effect?

Question 18 18. Which is NOT a common criticism of the Emancipation Proclamation?

Question 19 19. Why was General Grant known as 'the Butcher'?

Question 20 20. How were Clara Barton and Mrs. Francis Clayton involved in the Civil War?

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Question 21 21. Why did Lincoln send troops into Baltimore, Maryland?

Question 22 22. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America in 1861?

Question 23 23. Why did the South fire the first shots that started the Civil War?

Question 24 24. Which is true of the industry in the North during the Civil War?

Question 25 25. Where did Sherman head after capturing Atlanta?

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Question 26 26. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

Question 27 27. How did the opinion of Abraham Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation differ from that of Roger Taney?

Question 28 28. Which southern general successfully reinforced the Confederates in the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 29 29. Why was taking control of the entire Mississippi River such an important goal for the North?

Question 30 30. Why did people in both the Union and Confederacy protest the draft?

American Civil War: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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