Practice Test #21

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 21: The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865 Multiple Choice. Mark the one best answer for each of the following questions: 1. At the beginning of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln favored: a. Postponing military action as long as possible b. Ending slavery c. Long-term enlistments for Union soldiers d. Quick military action to show the folly of secession 2. Lincoln hoped that a Union victory at Bull Run would a. Lead to the capture of the Confederate capital at Richmond b. Bring an end to slavery c. Destroy the economy of the south d. All of the above 3. Arrange the following in chronological order: (A) the Battle of Bull Run, (B) the Batty of Gettysburg, (C) Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, (D) the Battle of Antietam. a. B, C, A, D b. D, B, C, A c. A, D, B, C d. A, B, D, C 4. The South’s victory at Bull Run in 1861 a. Reduced enlistments in the South’s army b. Reduced the number of Confederate deserters c. Demonstrated how difficult ultimate victory would be d. Convinced the South of the need to prepare for a protracted conflict 5. In the Civil War, the South won the battle of a. Vicksburg b. Bull Run c. Gettysburg d. Atlanta 6. The Union’s defeat in battle at Bull Run in 1861 was better than a victory because a. Ulysses S. Grant took command of the army immediately after the setback b. The defeat caused Northerners to dace up to the reality of a long, difficult war c. “Stonewall” Jackson was killed d. All of the above 7. General George B. McClellan is best described as a. Disliked by his own men b. Aggressive c. Cautions d. Not very intelligent 8. After assuming command of the Army of Potomac, General George McClellan made the mistake of a. Taking too many risks b. Consistently believing that the enemy outnumbered him c. Being unconcerned about the morale of his troops d. Not drilling his troops enough to prepare them for battle 9. As a result of the Union loss in the Peninsula Campaign, a. Lincoln named George McClellan commander of the Union forces b. The North backed away from total war c. Lincoln began to draft the Emancipation Proclamation d. Winfield Scott was relieved of his command 1
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10. After the Peninsula Campaign, Union strategy included all of the following except a. Cutting the Confederacy in half b. Bypassing the Confederate capital at Richmond c. Blockading the Confederacy’s coastline d. Liberating the slaves 11. As a result of the Confederate victory in the Peninsula Campaign a. Robert E. Lee was named to command the entire Southern army b. Lincoln named Ulysses S. Grant as commander of the Union forces c. Lincoln delayed his issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation
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