Answers to the Quiz on the Civil War

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1. Before becoming President, Abraham Lincoln had served as

c. U.S. Representative

2. When John Brown attacked a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, his plan was to:

b. Arm freed slaves for a rebellion

3. In the election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln won

c. Less than 40 percent of the vote

4. Between December 1860 and February 1, 1861, how many southern states left the Union?

b. 7

5. In early 1861

c. There was a peace conference as well as proposals to guarantee the continued existence of slavery and to permit slavery throughout the Southwest

6. Which of the following statements is true?

b. The Confederacy fired on Fort Sumter after President Lincoln had informed them he would peacefully resupply the fort with provisions

7. At the outset of the Civil War, how many slaves were there in the United States? c. 4 million

8. At the beginning of the Civil War, many American military officers had:

b. Served together in the Mexican War

9. At the beginning of 1861, the U.S. army consisted of how many troops?

a. 16,000

10. At the beginning of the Civil War, what was the northern and southern populations?

a. 22.5 million in the North and 9 million in the South

11. When the war began, Lincoln called for volunteers to enlist for:

a. Three months

12. After the attack on Fort Sumter,

c. four slave states-Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri-remained in the Union

13. The Union military strategy, to blockade southern ports and divide the south into three distinct theaters, is known as the

c. Anaconda Plan

14. What made slavery illegal throughout the United States?

b. A constitutional amendment.

15. The Confederate draft law exempted:

c. Owners of more than 20 slaves

16. In the midst of the Civil War, the worst mob violence in American history took place in:

a. New York in 1863

17. Which of the following statements is true?

d. all of the above

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