Comparing the Union and Confederate Armies: Policies & Members


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Analyze the geography of the Western and Eastern theaters of the Civil War. What does it tell you about the location of most of the battles?

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1. Why did the Union army win the war?

2. Which of the following was NOT a major problem for Confederate forces during the Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the American Civil War, Union and Confederate armies fought against each other in bloody battles and under extreme conditions. This quiz and worksheet focus on the leadership, challenges and differences between Union and Confederate armies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will allow you to demonstrate mastery in the following areas:

  • Eastern vs. Western Theaters
  • Influential leaders in the American Civil War
  • Challenges faced by Confederate armies
  • Motivating factor that caused soldiers to fight

Skills Practiced

These assessments will check your understanding of this lesson using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American Civil War lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Union and Confederate armies in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Eastern and Western Theaters
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding features of Union and Confederate armies

Additional Learning

Read the accompanying lesson, Comparing the Union and Confederate Armies: Policies & Members, to learn more about the challenges, leadership, and experiences of Union and Confederate armies. This quiz and worksheet contain the following objectives regarding these American Civil War features:

  • Understand the geography of Eastern and Western Theaters
  • See what daily life was like for men in the ranks
  • Identify significances of key battles and events in the war