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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Civil War Questions

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Grade 5 Civil War
The people that fought to end slavery were called
  1. terrorists
  2. freedomnists
  3. Pilgrims
  4. abolitionists
Grade 5 Civil War
Which of the following was a major cause of the American Civil War?
  1. Foreign Invasion
  2. Immigration
  3. Taxes
  4. Slavery
Grade 5 Civil War
The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter. Where was Fort Sumter located?
  1. New York
  2. New Hampshire
  3. South Carolina
  4. North Carolina
Grade 5 Civil War
When did the Emancipation Proclamation go into effect?
  1. April 9th 1865
  2. January 1st 1863
  3. December 25th 1862
  4. September 22nd 1862
Grade 5 Civil War
To abolish slavery means to
  1. get rid of it.
  2. maintain it.
  3. support it.
  4. run away from it.
Grade 5 Civil War
What was the first battle of the Civil War?
  1. Battle of Fort Sumter
  2. Battle of Chancellorsville
  3. Battle of Bull Run
  4. Battle of Gettysburg
Grade 5 Civil War
Cotton was "king" because
  1. it was an important part of the North's growing industrial economy.
  2. the cotton gin made it easy to produce.
  3. slave labor made it easy to harvest.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 5 Civil War
The Underground Railroad was
  1. an underground train
  2. a secret caves the slaves traveled
  3. a group of people that helped slaves escape
  4. A railroad haunted by the ghost of slaves
Grade 5 Civil War
To leave, or separate from, a nation in order to become an independent country is called                .
  1. rebellion
  2. prosperous
  3. secede
Grade 5 Civil War
The main crops grown on Southern plantations were:
  1. corn and potatoes
  2. soy beans, peanuts, and cotton
  3. cotton, tobacco, rice, and sugar
Grade 5 Civil War
Was it really a railroad under the ground?
  1. Yes, they followed the railroad.
  2. No, it was just a pathway to escape.
Grade 5 Civil War
What was the name of the document that President Lincoln drafted to put an end to slavery.
  1. The Declaration of Independence
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation
  3. The Gettysburg Address
  4. The Bill of Rights
Grade 5 Civil War
The economy in the South was very prosperous during the Antebellum Period. Many Southern families were very wealthy. This was due to the large number of                 in the South.
  1. factories
  2. plantations
Grade 5 Civil War
What officially started the Civil War?
  1. battle at Fort Sumter
  2. disagreements between Lincoln and Davis
  3. disagreements between the North and the South
  4. Battle of Gettysburg
Grade 5 Civil War
An act that openly goes against (opposes) authorities, often involving violence is called                .
  1. rebellion
  2. secede
  3. prosperous
Grade 5 Civil War
The first shots of the Civil War were fired at
  1. Fort Sumter, SC.
  2. Atlanta, GA.
  3. Appomattox, VA.
  4. Birmingham, AL.
Grade 5 Civil War
When did General Lee surrender to General Grant?
  1. April 9, 1865
  2. April 12, 1861
  3. January 1, 1863
  4. March 13, 1866
Grade 5 Civil War
What was the only Civil War battle fought on Northern soil?
  1. Battle of Chancellorsville
  2. Battle of Bull Run
  3. Battle of Appomattox
  4. Battle of Gettysburg
Grade 5 Civil War
Why do you think Harriet Beecher Stowe's book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was so powerful?
  1. It was in agreement with slavery.
  2. It criticized the South for owning slaves and the North for having cotton mills.
  3. It criticized the North for owning slaves.
  4. It criticized California for entering the Union as a slave state.
Grade 5 Civil War
Which of the following describes slavery's role in the Southern economy?
  1. Slavery was expensive.
  2. Slavery was forbidden.
  3. Slavery was a luxury.
  4. Slavery was profitable.
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