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Civil War: The Nation Divides

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

Trivia powered by Prof. ABE1) What West Point graduate (Class of 1840), became superintendent of the Louisiana State Military Academy?

  • Braxton Bragg
  • Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
  • William Tecumseh Sherman

2) At the beginning of the war, the 11 Southern states had a total population of 12 million, of the total 4 million were slaves. What was the total population of the 23 Union states?

  • 12 million (all free)
  • 16 million (all free)
  • 22 million (all free)

3) Representatives from the first secessionist states convened on February 8, 1861 and declared the independence as the Confederate States of America, made Jefferson Davis of Mississippi as President and Alexander Stephens of Georgia as Vice President. Where was his convention held?

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Memphis, Tennessee

4) There were four border states that were slave states, however, the states did not secede from the Union. Which is NOT one of the border states?

  • Delaware
  • Missouri
  • Tennessee

5) President elect Abraham Lincoln waited for the train at the Great Western Railway depot in Springfield, Illinois. What was the date he left home for the White House?

  • February 11, 1861
  • February 22, 1861
  • March 2, 1861

6) In 1859, Dixie was composed for minstrel shows. The write was an Ohio born - New Yorker. Who was the composer?

  • John Phillips Sousa
  • Daniel Decatur Emmett
  • Willard Crittenden

7) Lincoln and family resided at a hotel before the inaugural ceremony. What was the hotel?

  • Hyatt Regency
  • Willard's Hotel
  • Marriott Hotel

8) There was an apparent assassination plot against Lincoln during his trip to Washington. Who was instrumental in foiling the attempt?

  • Allan J. Pinkerton
  • William Sherman
  • George B. McClellan

9) On March 2, 1861, Congress passed a bill that upset the Southern states and some believe ended all hope of reconciliation. Who introduced the bill?

  • William J. Boyce
  • Frank Clinton
  • Justin S. Morrill

10) Abraham Lincoln hoot his oath of office. The Supreme Court Chief Justice swore in the president. Who was the Chief Justice?

  • John Marshall
  • Hannibal Hamlin
  • Roger Taney

Check Your Answers


Civil War: The Nation Divides (Answers)

  1. William Tecumseh Sherman
  2. 22 million (all free)
  3. Montgomery, Alabama
  4. Tennessee
  5. February 11, 1861
  6. Daniel Decatur Emmett
  7. Willard's Hotel
  8. Allan J. Pinkerton
  9. Justin S. Morrill
  10. Roger Taney

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