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Turning point of the American Civil War: Quiz


Question 1: The ________, on July 21, 1861, was the first major land battle of the war.
First Battle of Bull RunEastern Theater of the American Civil WarBattle of ChancellorsvilleJackson's Valley Campaign

Question 2: The re-election of ________ in 1864 is beyond the final point at which a positive conclusion for the Confederacy could have been contemplated.
Ulysses S. GrantAbraham LincolnGerald FordAndrew Johnson

Question 3: ________ had decisively defeated Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg.
Winfield Scott HancockJohn F. ReynoldsJames LongstreetGeorge Meade

Question 4: By mid-1861, eleven states seceded, but four more slave-owning states remained in the Union—Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and ________.
New JerseyConnecticutDelawareAlabama

Question 5: In May, Grant launched the Overland Campaign, putting the Confederates under an unremitting pressure that was maintained until the fall of their capital, Richmond, and the surrender of Lee's ________.
Army of Northern VirginiaBattle of GettysburgFirst Corps, Army of Northern VirginiaEastern Theater of the American Civil War

Question 6: ________ as head of all the Union armies, but this advantage was fleeting.)[1]
Andrew JacksonWinfield Scott HancockGeorge B. McClellanWoodrow Wilson

Question 7: On September 3, 1861, Confederate General Leonidas Polk extended his defensive line north from Tennessee when ________ occupied Columbus, Kentucky (in response to Ulysses S.
Simon Bolivar BucknerGideon Johnson PillowJohn B. FloydUlysses S. Grant

Question 8: On July 4, 1863, the Confederate stronghold on the ________, Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.
MinnesotaLouisianaMississippi RiverIowa

Question 9: While the Battle of Gettysburg is the most widely cited (often in combination with Battle of Vicksburg), there are several other arguable turning points in the ________.
American Civil WarUnited StatesTennesseeBleeding Kansas

Question 10: Until this time, the North was generally confident about its prospects for quickly crushing the rebellion with an easy, direct strike against the Confederate capital, ________.
Newport News, VirginiaRichmond, VirginiaVirginia BeachNorfolk, Virginia


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