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Sherman's March to the Sea: Quiz


Question 1: It inflicted significant damage, particularly to industry and infrastructure (as per the doctrine of ________), and also to civilian property.
Total warIndustrial warfareAerial warfareMilitary history

Question 2: Kilpatrick was ordered to make a feint toward Augusta before destroying the railroad bridge at Brier Creek and moving to liberate the Camp Lawton ________ camp at Millen.
Prisoner of warHuman rightsSlaveryExile

Question 3: ________, reinforced by a brigade under Brig. Gen. William H. Jackson, had approximately 10,000 troopers.
Joseph E. JohnstonAmerican Civil WarBraxton BraggJoseph Wheeler

Question 4: Sherman's March to the Sea followed his successful ________ of May to September 1864.
William Tecumseh ShermanFranklin-Nashville CampaignAtlanta CampaignChattanooga Campaign

Question 5: The recent re-election of President ________ ensured that short-term political pressure would not be applied to restrain these tactics.
Ulysses S. GrantGerald FordAbraham LincolnAndrew Johnson

Question 6: Some of the 134 Union casualties were caused by torpedoes, a name for crude ________ that were used only rarely in the war.
Land mineTrench warfareCluster bombBunker

Question 7: Grant's armies in Virginia continued to be in a stalemate against ________'s army, besieged in Petersburg, Virginia.
James LongstreetWinfield Scott HancockJ.E.B. StuartRobert E. Lee

Question 8: The March (2005 historical novel by ________)
New York UniversityE. L. DoctorowSarah Lawrence CollegeModern Library 100 Best Novels

Question 9: Sherman therefore applied the principles of ________: he ordered his troops to burn crops, kill livestock, consume supplies, and destroy civilian infrastructure along their path.
Trench warfareHill fortScorched earthFortification

Question 10: The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of ________ on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21.
Atlanta metropolitan areaAtlantaSandy Springs, GeorgiaGeorgia (U.S. state)


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