Quiz: A Nation Divided: Civil War Quiz
A Nation Divided: Civil War Quiz
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About This Quiz

Although it ended more than a century ago, the scars of the Civil War are still with Americans today. Think you know more than the average Billy Yank or Johnny Reb about the blood and politics behind the war? Find out by taking our Civil War quiz.

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Where were the first shots of the war fired?
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How many states eventually ended up seceding from the Union?
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Which two ironclad ships battled it out during at the Battle of Hampton Roads?
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About how many American soldiers lost their lives in the Civil War?
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Which of the following is NOT another name for the American Civil War?
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What was the South's view of slavery during the Civil War?
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What city was chosen as the confederate capital in 1861?
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What popular battle was also called the Battle of Manassas?
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Who won the American Civil War?
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The Civil War killed more Americans than WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.
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Which of these claimed the most lives during the Civil War?
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Who became president once Lincoln was assassinated?
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What happened to John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Lincoln?
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Which 1865 Constitutional amendment abolished slavery?
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Where did General Lee surrender to General Grant, finally ending the bloody battle?
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Which side relied on hot air balloons for reconnaissance missions during the Civil War?
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How many formerly enslaved people were freed thanks to the Civil War?
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What did Lincoln suggest doing to African-Americans when the war started?
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Which of the following allowed a male citizen aged 20 to 45 exemption from the draft?
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Which battle was the bloodiest of the Civil War?
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What did Lincoln call his "greatest and most enduring contribution to the history of the war"?
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What other battle was going on while the Battle of Gettysburg was being fought in Pennsylvania?
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Which side used submarines during battle in the Civil War?
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What percentage of the Union Army was African-American?
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How many days after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox was Abraham Lincoln shot and killed?
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Which famous battle was fought in 1862?
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What brought the Confederate Army troops to Gettysburg, Penn. for the decisive battle?
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How many versions of the Gettysburg address are there?
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