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Trivia Quiz - Civil War Grab Bag #2

Civil War Grab Bag #2

Quiz Number: 306
Date Submitted: January 29, 2006
Quiz Categories: American Civil War
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 73 percent
Times Taken: 289 times
Taken by Registered Users: 19

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1. Who graduated last in the West Point class of 1861?
  A.   Thomas Ward Custer
  B.   William McKinley
  C.   Benjamin Harrison
  D.   George Armstrong Custer

2. To whom is Abe Lincoln fabled to have said, "So you're the little lady who started this Great War?"
  A.   Clara Barton
  B.   Harriet Beecher Stowe
  C.   Harriet Tubman
  D.   Dorthea Dix

3. Who was originally picked to lead the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War?
  A.   George Henry Thomas
  B.   William Rosecrans
  C.   William T. Sherman
  D.   Robert E. Lee

4. Who was the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War?
  A.   Abraham Lincoln
  B.   Jefferson Davis
  C.   Robert E. Lee
  D.   Stonewall Jackson

5. Who was the Union officer in charge of Fort Sumpter when it was fired upon by the South?
  A.   Lewis Wallace
  B.   Major Robert Anderson
  C.   George McLellan
  D.   Winfield Scott Hancock

6. What U.S. President made futile objections to his daughter's marriage to Jefferson Davis?
  A.   Zachary Taylor
  B.   Abraham Lincoln
  C.   James Buchanan
  D.   Andrew Johnson

7. What key figure in the war typically addressed his wife as "Mother"?
  A.   Robert E. Lee
  B.   Jefferson Davis
  C.   Ulysses S. Grant
  D.   Abraham Lincoln

8. The melody of the popular Civil War ballad "Aura Lee" was later used for what Elvis Presley song?
  A.   Heartbreak Hotel
  B.   Suspicious Minds
  C.   Hound Dog
  D.   Love Me Tender

9. Who was Mrs. Robert E. Lee's famous great grandmother?
  A.   Martha Jefferson
  B.   Dolley Madison
  C.   Martha Washington
  D.   Betsy Ross

10. What Federal general kept a personal bodyguard most of the time?
  A.   William Tecumseh Sherman
  B.   George McLellan
  C.   John Fremont
  D.   Gordon Meade®   

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