President Davis' Cabinet: Members & Dynamics - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following was most important in making Davis a logical choice to lead the Confederacy?

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1. What was the fundamental difference between the governments of the North and South during the Civil War?

2. What was one of Davis' underlying goals in assembling his cabinet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will help you gauge how much you know about Jefferson Davis' role as the only president of the Confederacy and his cabinet. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Davis' management style and what his concerns were when appointing his cabinet members.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Davis' career before assuming the Confederate presidency
  • Problems faced by the Confederacy at the outset of the Civil War
  • Davis' concerns when forming his cabinet
  • Name of Davis' first Secretary of War
  • Davis' management style

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Confederate government in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Davis' difficulties with his cabinet
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Davis' cabinet

Additional Learning

To learn more about the government of the Confederacy, review the related lesson on President Jefferson Davis' Cabinet: Members & Dynamics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss Davis' role in the Confederacy
  • Review Davis' career
  • Learn about the Davis presidency
  • Discuss the members of Davis' cabinet
  • Explore problems with the cabinet