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Military Strategies in the American Civil War Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which statement correctly analyzes the use of the Anaconda Plan in the Civil War?

Question 2 2. What prompted Lincoln to appoint Ulysses S. Grant as general to the Union troops?

Question 3 3. Why did Lee feel his army was 'dissolving'?

Question 4 4. Which statement analyzes the British and French feelings about taking a side during the Civil War?

Question 5 5. Which of the following was NOT a reason why the South wanted European assistance in the Civil War?

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Question 6 6. What was the primary difference between the Union and Confederate attempts to fund their war efforts?

Question 7 7. In what way did John Slidell succeed as a diplomat and in what way did he fail?

Question 8 8. Ultimately, why was Grant's plan successful?

Question 9 9. Why was the rank of Lieutenant General an important distinction for Grant?

Question 10 10. Which of the following was a specific element of Grant's plan?

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Question 11 11. Why was Petersburg, Virginia held under siege by Union troops at the beginning of 1865?

Question 12 12. Which battle marked the last major Confederate offensive of the war on March 19-21, 1865?

Question 13 13. What distinguishing feature enabled most blockade running ships to be successful?

Question 14 14. Which of the following was the primary goal of blockades?

Question 15 15. Which groups made up the Union Party?

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Question 16 16. Why was Winfield Scott a trusted adviser for President Lincoln at the start of the Civil War?

Question 17 17. How was the blockade executed?

Question 18 18. The underlying motive behind the Emancipation Proclamation was to _____.

Question 19 19. Which battle marked the Confederates' last stand on April 9?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is the BEST description of the Anaconda Plan?

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Question 21 21. What is one difference in the way the North and South recruited men for their armies?

Question 22 22. How did the Confederacy pay for supplies from overseas?

Question 23 23. How was the presidential election affected by matters on the battlefields of 1864?

Question 24 24. Why did the Union form a blockade at Southern ports starting in 1861?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is proof of the effectiveness of the Union blockade?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was NOT a reason for a Southern blockade?

Question 27 27. Which battle pitted Union General Philip Sheridan against Confederate General George Pickett?

Question 28 28. How did the results of the 1864 election reflect citizens' conflicted views on the future path the Union should take?

Question 29 29. What is one similarity between the Union and Confederate federal governments?

Question 30 30. What was the primary difference between Lincoln and McClellan with regard to the war?

Military Strategies in the American Civil War Chapter Exam Instructions

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