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HiSET: American Civil War (1861-1865) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why did the North use its Naval advantage to institute a blockade of Southern ports?

Question 2 2. Why did Sherman undertake the March to the Sea?

Question 3 3. How did Frederick Jackson Turner believe the frontier impacted American society?

Question 4 4. Who shot President Lincoln?

Question 5 5.

Which sentence appropriately summarizes this quote from the 'Turner Thesis'?

The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward explain American development.

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Question 6 6. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

Question 7 7. How did the Homestead Act successfully populate the frontier?

Question 8 8. Why did Lincoln send troops into Baltimore, Maryland?

Question 9 9. Why was General Grant known as 'the Butcher'?

Question 10 10. Which of the following did NOT contribute to Richmond Bread Riots?

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Question 11 11. Why was Gettysburg considered the decisive turning point in the Civil War?

Question 12 12. Which battle is still the bloodiest day in American history?

Question 13 13. What did the Emancipation Proclamation accomplish?

Question 14 14. When was President Lincoln killed?

Question 15 15. After which event did Robert E. Lee assume command of the Confederate army?

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Question 16 16. Why did people in both the Union and Confederacy protest the draft?

Question 17 17. What was the Confederate reaction to the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 18 18. How did the opinion of Abraham Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation differ from that of Roger Taney?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is true about copperheads and bushwhackers?

Question 20 20. Where did Sherman head after capturing Atlanta?

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Question 21 21. Which is NOT a common criticism of the Emancipation Proclamation?

Question 22 22. Why was the control of the Mississippi River by the Union an important part of The Anaconda Plan?

Question 23 23. How was the railroad both an asset and a detriment to the frontier?

Question 24 24. Why did the South lose the Battle of Gettysburg?

Question 25 25. Why did General Grant consider the battle in the Wilderness a success?

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Question 26 26. Which was NOT one of General Grant's unconventional military tactics?

Question 27 27. Why did President Lincoln's support for General Grant and his aggressive stance on pursuing the war hurt him politically?

Question 28 28. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America in 1861?

Question 29 29. Which is true of the industry in the North during the Civil War?

Question 30 30. What was this image representing?

HiSET: American Civil War (1861-1865) 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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