Test Your Knowledge of the American Civil War: Take This Fun Quiz Now!

When did the American Civil War begin?
Who was President of the Confederate States during the Civil War?
Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
What was the name of the Union’s strategy to blockade Confederate ports?
Anaconda Plan
Monitor-Merrimack Plan
Gettysburg Plan
Appomattox Plan
How many states were part of the Confederacy at the beginning of the war?
Which battle is considered to be the turning point of the Civil War?
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Vicksburg
Battle of Shiloh
Where was the first major land battle of the Civil War fought?
Bull Run
Who wrote the words for “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”?
Julia Ward Howe
Walt Whitman
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Emily Dickinson
Which General led the Union Army of the Potomac in the Eastern theater?
George McClellan
William Tecumseh Sherman
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
What was the main cause of the Civil War?
Economic differences between North and South
States rights
All of the above
What was the name of the Confederate capital during the Civil War?
Who was the commander of the Union forces at the Battle of Gettysburg?
George Meade
Joseph Hooker
Ambrose Burnside
Ulysses S. Grant
What state seceded from the Union first?
South Carolina
Who was the leader of the Union army during the majority of the Civil War?
Ulysses S. Grant
William Tecumseh Sherman
George McClellan
Robert E. Lee
What amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery?
Thirteenth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
Fifteenth Amendment
Sixteenth Amendment
What famous speech did Abraham Lincoln give at the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery?
The Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address
The Emancipation Proclamation
Farewell Address
What event triggered the start of the Civil War?
The bombardment of Fort Sumter
The election of Abraham Lincoln
The adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment
The secession of South Carolina
Who was the Confederate General that surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House?
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson
Jeb Stuart
Nathan Bedford Forrest
How long did the Civil War last?
4 years
5 years
6 years
7 years
What was the immediate result of the Emancipation Proclamation?
Slaves in Confederate states were freed
Abolition of slavery nationwide
Creation of a new government in the South
Recognition of the Confederacy by foreign countries
What year did the Civil War end?
Who was the president of the United States during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
What city served as the headquarters for the Union Army of the Potomac?
Washington, DC
Philadelphia, PA
New York City, NY
Boston, MA
What event marked the official end of the Civil War?
The surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The fall of Richmond, VA
The signing of the Treaty of Paris
Who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia?
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson
J.E.B. Stuart
Braxton Bragg
What was the most significant victory for the Union during the Civil War?
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Vicksburg
The Battle of Shiloh
Who was the only sitting US President to lead troops into battle?
Zachary Taylor
Franklin Pierce
Abraham Lincoln
James K. Polk
What was the bloodiest single day of fighting during the Civil War?
The Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Chickamauga
The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
What was the name of the Union military strategy to take control of the Mississippi River?
Anaconda Plan
Monitor-Merrimack Plan
Overland Campaign
March to the Sea
What was the primary weapon used by both sides during the Civil War?
What document officially ended the Civil War?
The Surrender Agreement of April 9th, 1865
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Thirteenth Amendment
The Gettysburg Address
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