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The Civil War: A Multiple-Choice Quiz and Study Guide

Updated on August 20, 2020
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Mike and Dorothy live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mike is a nature photographer, and Dorothy has written several e-books on wildlife.

General Robert E. Lee Surrendering to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court


A Fascinating War

Fort Sumter was built originally to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina, from an attack by sea. It was a five-sided brick structure built on an island near the mouth of the harbor. The Americans who manned the fort (which had not even been completed) were under the command of Major Robert Anderson of the United States Army. They had been told by Confederate authorities to leave the fort but ordered to stay by President Abraham Lincoln. The seizure of the fort was a clear signal that the Confederate South was prepared to fight for its independence. The defense of the fort by the North signaled their determination to preserve the Union. War seemed to be the only answer. However, the major, his men and the fort were unprepared for an attack by land, but that is what happened at four in the morning on April 12, 1861, and the Civil War began.

Preparing this quiz was so interesting to me, as I had forgotten just how fascinating the Civil War was. If you are studying the war in school, or are homeschooled, I think you will find this quiz to be useful as a study guide of sorts.

Just take the quiz until you can consistently make 100% and I promise that you'll have a much better understanding of the Civil War. I have tried to include as many pertinent details of the Civil War as possible.

Trivia lovers should enjoy this quiz as well. Good luck to you all!

The Battle of Gettysburg

Hand-Colored Lithograph (Currier & Ives)
Hand-Colored Lithograph (Currier & Ives)

The Battle of Chickamauga

One of the most deadly battles in the Western front and the only solid win by the Confederacy.
One of the most deadly battles in the Western front and the only solid win by the Confederacy.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Mike and Dorothy McKenney


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      7 years ago

      awesome quize a good refresher to American History 101

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      For "Civil War" I got a score of 77% on my first try, again without the benefit of a review or a class in U.S. history. Of course, it will be easy to get a perfect score on subsequent tries. I like it in the first try to see if my readings for use in my Hubs "'Confederate State's Right (Sovereign Over the Confederacy)Translated into Armed Power Thus American Civil War," and "How Did the North Preempted France and Britain from Intervening for the South?" were enough for the quiz. I am satisfied that I correctly got the items I think were crucial. I enjoyed your quiz!

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      Mike and Dorothy McKenney 

      10 years ago from United States

      You are so kind! Thanks so much for helping to promote my free quizzes.

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      10 years ago

      This is perfect! Thanks so much! I'll be linking this into a blog post for you.


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