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The Women of the Civil War Quiz
by Gavin Thagard
Women played a major role in the outcome of the Civil War. How much do you know about their contributions?

Who was Abraham Lincoln's wife?

  • Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Martha Lincoln
  • Laura Lincoln
  • Hillary Lincoln

Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Frederick Douglass
  • William Lloyd Garrison

Did women fight in the Civil War?

  • Yes
  • No
  • We don't know.
  • They only served as nurses.

Who worked around the house for wealthy Southern women before the war?

  • Their husbands
  • Their children
  • Slaves
  • Hired servants

Which side did Rose O'Neal Greenhow fight for?

  • The Union
  • The Confederacy
  • Britain
  • France

Who was Lucretia Mott?

  • Slave owner
  • Abolitionist
  • Slave
  • Sailor

What did Louisa May Alcott do during the war?

  • Nothing
  • A Spy
  • A Nurse
  • A soldier

Which was NOT a reason for the Civil War?

  • Sectionalism
  • States' Rights
  • Slavery
  • Women's Suffrage

What did Elizabeth Cady Stanton fight for?

  • Slavery
  • The Right to Vote
  • Higher Tariffs
  • The Right to Own Land

How did Southern women encourage men to support secession?

  • Threatened to leave
  • Told them it was their family duty
  • Wrote letters to the government
  • Refused to help with chores

Who was the wife of Jefferson Davis?

  • Mary Todd Davis
  • Hillary Davis
  • Varina Davis
  • Martha Davis

Where was Marie Tepe from?

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • France
  • Florida

Where was the Siege of Vicksburg?

  • Mississippi
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Virginia

Who provided clothing and supplies to wounded soldiers after the Battle fo Gettysburg?

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Lydia Hamilton Smith
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Varina Davis

Who returned to the South to rescue slaves?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Jefferson Davis

What made life difficult for the wives of poor Southern farmers?

  • They feared slave rebellions.
  • They were forced to fight in the war.
  • They faced starvation.
  • Their homes were used as Confederate camps.

Where did Robert E. Lee's family live when war broke out?

  • Alabama
  • South Carolina
  • Mississippi
  • Virginia

What did Harriet Tubman carry to keep slaves from returning to their plantation once they escaped with her?

  • A gun
  • A knife
  • A stick
  • An axe

Which of the following was Frederick Douglass NOT known for?

  • Orating
  • Abolitionist Writing
  • Owning Slaves
  • Advocating Women's Rights

Which did the South have more of?

  • Railroads
  • Factories
  • People
  • None of the above

Who is known for leading a Union army from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia?

  • Robert E. Lee
  • George Meade
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • William Sherman

Which prison was known for its poor conditions?

  • Belle Isle
  • Andersonville
  • Rock Island Prison
  • Point Lookout

Which Southern spy married her captor?

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Belle Boyd
  • Mary Bowser
  • Antonia Ford Willard

What is Clara Barton known for founding?

  • The American Red Cross
  • A School for the Deaf
  • A School for the Blind
  • A Military School in New York

Who was a spy for the Union?

  • Mary Bowser
  • Clara Barton
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • None of the above

Where was Pickett's charge?

  • Antietam
  • Gettysburg
  • Vicksburg
  • Shiloh

Who was the superintendent of women nurses for the Union army?

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Clara Barton
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Dorothea Lynde Dix

Who was the 18th First Lady of the United States?

  • Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Julia Grant
  • Martha Washington
  • Laura Bush

Who was the 17th First Lady of the United States?

  • Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Eliza McCardle Johnson
  • Nancy Reagan

What was the main cause of death during the war?

  • Battle Wounds
  • Starvation
  • Execution
  • Disease

What did Pauline Cushman do before the war?

  • Wife of a Slave Owner
  • Abolitionist
  • Actress
  • Worked in a Factory

Who was the first woman executed by the United States government?

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Varina Davis
  • Mary Surratt
  • Lucretia Mott

Who is the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor?

  • Cara Barton
  • Mary Edwards Walker
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Who continued to live as a man after the war?

  • Belle Boyd
  • Clara Barton
  • Pauline Cushman
  • Jennie Hodgers

Where was Belle Boyd from?

  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan