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WEST History: American Civil War Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which was NOT one of the South's advantages during the Civil War?

Question 2 2. Which was NOT a goal of the Emancipation Proclamation?

Question 3 3. Senator John Crittenden believed his 'Crittenden Compromise' would keep the Union together because:

Question 4 4. What was the Confederate reaction to the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 5 5. When did the Civil War take place?

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Question 6 6. Who was President of the United States when South Carolina seceded from the Union?

Question 7 7. How did General Grant finally break the stalemate with the Confederacy at Petersburg ?

Question 8 8. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

Question 9 9. Which of these events took place in February 1861?

Question 10 10. What was this image representing?

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Question 11 11. Why did General Grant consider the battle in the Wilderness a success?

Question 12 12. Which was the deadliest event in the Civil War?

Question 13 13. What event was the first use of the new technology of ironclad ships?

Question 14 14. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America in 1861?

Question 15 15. What did the Emancipation Proclamation accomplish?

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Question 16 16. When was President Lincoln killed?

Question 17 17. Where did the negotiations to end the Civil War take place?

Question 18 18. Which southern general successfully reinforced the Confederates in the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 19 19. Why did U.S. troops attack at Bull Run?

Question 20 20. Which Union general presided over the surrender of the Confederacy?

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Question 21 21. Why was General Grant known as 'the Butcher'?

Question 22 22. Why did Lincoln send troops into Baltimore, Maryland?

Question 23 23. Which battle is still the bloodiest day in American history?

Question 24 24. Why was the control of the Mississippi River by the Union an important part of The Anaconda Plan?

Question 25 25. Which event was the trigger for South Carolina's secession?

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

Question 27 27. After which event did Robert E. Lee assume command of the Confederate army?

Question 28 28. Why was Gettysburg considered the decisive turning point in the Civil War?

Question 29 29. When did the Emancipation Proclamation go into effect?

Question 30 30. Which is NOT a common criticism of the Emancipation Proclamation?

WEST History: American Civil War 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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