People & Society
War Strategies & Battles
Interpreting Charts
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Mystery
100
How did Americans feel about the Civil War before the fighting began? A. Both sides thought it would be a short war. B. Some Confederate leaders hoped the North would accept secession. C. Some officials in the Northern border states did not want to provide troops to fight against other slave states. D. All of the above are true.
D. All of the above are true.
100
What event triggered the fighting between the North and the South? A. The Southern states seceded. B. Southerners fired on Fort Sumter. C. Union forces invaded Virginia. D. A Confederate army invaded Maryland.
B. Southerners fired on Fort Sumter.
100
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Confederate and Union Resources Chart" to answer this question: In which category of resources did the South have the greatest disadvantage? A. population B. manufacturing plants C. railroad mileage D. number of farsm
B. manufacturing plants
100
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Battles of the West, 1862" map to answer this question: At which two places did Grant win battles in February? A. Shiloh and Ft. Henry B. Pea Ridge and Ft. Donelson C. Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson D. Ft. Donelson and Shiloh
C. Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson
100
Why was the North's capture of New Orleans a serious blow to the South? A. The Union captured the city soon after winning the Battle of Shiloh. B. Union forces now controlled the entire Mississippi River. C. Thousands of freed slaves in New Orleans Joined the Union army. D. New Orleans was the largest city in the South and a major port.
D. New Orleans was the largest city in the South and a major port.
200
Why were Northerners most eager to go to war? A. to prevent the spread of slavery B. to abolish slavery C. to preserve the nation Union D. to get revenge on Southerners
C. to preserve the nation Union
200
What advance in technology made the Civil War much deadlier than earlier American wars? A. ironclads B. submarines C. rifles D. mortars and hand grenades
C. rifles
200
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Confederate and Union Resources Chart" to answer this question: In which category was the difference between the two sides the smallest? A. number of farms B. manufacturing plants C. railroad mileage D. population
A. number of farms
200
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Battles of the West, 1862" map to answer this question: On which river was Fort Henry located? A. Ohio River B. Cumberland River C. Mississippi River D. Tennessee River
D. Tennessee River
200
Which of the following was NOT a "border state" in the Civil War? A. Tennessee B. Maryland C. Kentucky D. Missouri
A. Tennessee
300
Why did Southerners refer to their cotton crops as "King Cotton"? A. because the South's cotton production was usually ver large B. because the plants grown in the rich Southern soil were the biggest cotton plants in the world C. because the Southerners who grew cotton on their plantations were as rich as some kings D. because the South's cotton was a very important crop in the world market
D. because the South's cotton was a very important crop in the world market
300
What was one Northern strategy for winning the Civil War? A. to offer Native Americans land in the South if they would fight for the Union B. to cut off the South's imports and exports with a naval blockade C. to capture Texas and attack the rest of the Confederacy from the West D. to kidnap Confederate president Jefferson Davis and bring him to Washington for trial
B. to cut off the South's imports and exports with a naval blockade
300
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Confederate and Union Resources Chart" to answer this question: Which resource would be most important for putting together a well-fed, well-clothed large army? A. manufacturing plants and railroad mileage B. population C. number of farms D. all of the above
D. all of the above
300
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Battles of the West, 1862" map to answer this question: From which state did Johnston's troops come? A. Illinois B. Mississippi C. Tennessee D. Alabama
D. Alabama
300
Which battle resulted in the bloodiest day in all of American history, with neither side having gained any ground? A. Seven Days' Battles B. the Battle of Antietam C. the Battle of Shiloh D. First Battle of Bull Run
B. the Battle of Antietam
400
Which of the following made army life difficult? A. The enemy frequently raided army camps at night. B. Diseases spread throughout camp because of unsanitary practices. C. Civil War hand grenades often exploded in soldiers' knapsacks. D. Soldiers from the same town were separated and into different regiments.
B. Diseases spread throughout camp because of unsanitary practices.
400
What strategy did the South have for fighting the war? A. withhold cotton from the world market to pressure Britain and France to help the South B. attack Washington, D.C., and win a quick victory C. increase cotton exports to Europe in order to raise money to buy supplies D. capture the Mississippi River in order to split the Union in half
A. withhold cotton from the world market to pressure Britain and France to help the South
400
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Confederate and Union Resources Chart" to answer this question: How did the Confederate and Union resources compare in general? A. The two sides were relatively equal. B. The Union had the advantage in each category. C. The Union had the advantage in a few categories. D. The Confederacy had more resources than the Union.
B. The Union had the advantage in each category.
400
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Battles of the West, 1862" map to answer this question: When did the Battle of Shiloh take place? A. northern Mississippi B. southern Tennessee C. eastern Arkansas D. northeastern Alabama
B. southern Tennessee
400
Which of the following statements about Civil War soldiers is true? A. Both sides actively recruited African-American soldiers. B. Farmers made up the largest group among Civil War soldiers. C. Immigrants helped to fill the Confederate armies. D. All of the above are true.
B. Farmers made up the largest group among Civil War soldiers.
500
How did the South's economy put it at a disadvantage in the Civil War? A. The South did not have the industries it needed to make war supplies. B. Slavery reduced the number of men available to serve in the army. C. It had a poor internal transportation system because it depended on exports. D. All of the above are true.
D. All of the above are true.
500
What advantage did the South have in a war with the North? A. It did not have to invade and conquer the North in order to win. B. Its soldiers were better trained than the Northern troops. C. The South had more rifles and cannons than the North. D. The South's capital was far from enemy territory and not easily threatened by Union forces.
A. It did not have to invade and conquer the North in order to win.
500
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Confederate and Union Resources Chart" to answer this question: Why was the North's larger population an advantage in the Civil War? A. more workers for farms B. more workers for factories C. more soldiers D. all of the above
D. all of the above
500
Go to https://fillinghamclass.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/chapter-16-review-8th-grade-u-s-history/ for "Battles of the West, 1862" map to answer this question: What was the strategic importance of Grant's victories for the Union? A. The Union gained control of the most of Tennessee. B. The Union won some ground in Mississippi, part of the deep South. C. The Union gained control of parts of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, leading into the South. D. All of the above are true.
C. The Union gained control of parts of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, leading into the South.
500
Which was NOT a complaint of President Lincoln about his military commander in the East, General George McClellan? A. McClellan ordered his army to retreat after a series of battles in Virginia. B. McClellan failed to pursue and capture the Confederate army after the Battle of Antietam. C. McClellan failed to properly train the army. D. McClellan seemed too cautious and unwilling to move against the enemy.
C. McClellan failed to properly train the army.
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