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Civil War: The March into War

What do you know about the Civil War: The March into War?  Try this Civil War FUN Trivia Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Trivia powered by Prof. ABE1) What was the doctrine and policy that provided for the people of a territory, when they applied for admission to the Union, they voted to be either as a free state or slave state? The Federal government would be bounded by the people's decision.

  • Popular Sovereignty
  • The 1820 Compromise
  • State's Rights

2) Congress passed a law that explicitly forbid Northern residents from giving refuge to escaped salves. What was the law called?

  • Massachusetts Compromise
  • Arm and Hammer Law
  • Fugitive Slave Law

3) In 1854, Nebraska and Kansas applied for statehood. Congress repealed the Missouri Compromise and he slave/free line ended. Pro-slavery Missourians and anti-slavery Iowans pushed Kansas into civil warfare. What was lawless Kansas called?

  • Bleeding Kansas
  • The Kansas Massacre
  • Heads-Up Kansas

4) What is the anti-slavery Kansas towns that was raided by raided by pro-slavery Missourians (Border Ruffians)?

  • Abilene
  • Lawrence
  • Dodge City

5) hat was the book, published in book form in 1852, that became a sensation?

  • The Tales of Texas
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Aunt Philips' Cabin

6) In 1862, President Lincoln meet the author at the White House. He said, "so you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war."  Who is the author?

  • Mary Henderson Eastman
  • Mary Todd
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

7) In 1857, the Supreme Court in a case ordered that government to honor ownership of human beings everywhere in the nation. Who was the African-American salve that started the court case?

  • Dred Scott
  • Max Bear
  • Jim Abbott

8) John Brown after leaving Kansas moved to Boston to raise money for a raid the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia). Who lead federal Marine troops against Brown?

  • Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee
  • Lt. James Ewell Brown Stuart
  • Lt. Col. John Emerson

9) The 1862 song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" became popular. What was the original title of the song?

  • "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
  • "The Morning to Glory"
  • "John Brown's Body"

10) Who was NOT a 1860 Presidential candidate?

  • Stephen A. Douglas
  • John C. Breckinridge
  • James Buchanan

Check Your Answers


Civil War: The March into War (Answers)

  1. Popular Sovereignty
  2. Fugitive Slave Law
  3. Bleeding Kansas
  4. Lawrence
  5. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  6. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  7. Dred Scott
  8. Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee
  9. John Brown's Body
  10. James Buchanan

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