American Civil War Weapons: Facts & History


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We discussed several weapons used during the Civil War. Which one did we not discuss?

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1. Why was the Minie ball a better bullet than its predecessor?

2. Who invented the Bowie knife?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are helpful tools for testing your knowledge of American Civil War weapons. The quiz questions will cover topics like weapon types, weapon inventors and changes in weapon technology over time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Why the Minie ball was an improved bullet
  • Weapon that has changed the least since the Civil War
  • The modern-day equivalent to a cannon
  • Person who invented the Bowie knife

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on Civil War weapons
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the different weapon types involved in the Civil War
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why the Minie ball was a better bullet than previous ones and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Study more material by accessing the lesson called American Civil War Weapons: Facts & History. Other topics you can look over include:

  • What it means for a gun to be 'single-shot'
  • What 'long arms' refers to
  • The various uses of knives
  • Type of weapon that cannons are
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