• 1. 
    Which of the following best defines the goal of the First Battle of Bull Run?

  • The North wanted to gain control of the key river that runs through the Bull Run area.
  • The Southern army wanted to defeat the main northern army and cause them to surrender.
  • The South attacked wanting to break through into northern territory for the first time.
  • The North attacked hoping to capture the capital of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2. 
    What made the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac different from earlier naval battles?

  • Both ships were sunk by smaller, faster vessels.
  • It was the first time that cannons were used on battle ships.
  • The Monitor was the first steam propelled warship, while the Merrimac still used sails.
  • It was the first time that iron-clad warships were used in battle. This changed the way naval battles were fought in the future.
  • 3. 
    Who was the Union general at the Battle of Shiloh?

  • Robert E. Lee
  • Ambrose Burnside
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • P.G.T. Beauregard
  • 4. 
    What battle fought in Tennessee was the largest Civil War battle fought in the western part of the country?

  • The Battle of Shiloh
  • The Battle of Fort Sanders
  • The Battle of Memphis
  • The Battle of Nashville
  • 5. 
    What was the first major battle of the Civil War fought in the northern part of the country?

  • The Battle of New York
  • The Battle of Antietam
  • The Siege of Washington
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg
  • 6. 
    What general led the southern troops at the Battle of Antietam?

  • General John Jones
  • General Ambrose Burnside
  • General P.G.T. Beauregard
  • General Robert E. Lee
  • 7. 
    In what state was the Battle of Antietam fought?

  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is not true about the Battle of Fredericksburg?

  • The Northern forces were lead by General Ambrose Burnside.
  • The South won despite having a much smaller army.
  • It was a small battle of around 20,000 troops from both sides.
  • 9. 
    Which of the following leaders was not a Union general?

  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • P.G.T. Beauregard
  • Ambrose Burnside
  • George B. McClellan
  • 10. 
    1861 and 1862 were the first few years after the start of the Civil War. Were these years relatively peaceful or were there a lot of battles during this time?

  • Lots of battles
  • Peaceful
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