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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Civil War Questions

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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
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 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
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
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.
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
What does secede mean in the following sentence?
In the 1850's southern states began to think about seceding from the Union.
  1. stay in the Union
  2. equal representation on Congress
  3. leave the Union
  4. agree with its laws
Grade 5 Civil War
Southerners in the United States needed slaves to work in their                    fields.
  1. tobacco and wheat
  2. tobacco and cotton
  3. Peanut and cotton
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Civil War
The economy in the northern states was based mainly on
  1. farming
  2. plantation work
  3. services
  4. industry
Grade 5 Civil War
What does he word abolitionist mean in the following sentence:
William Lloyd Garrison was a famous abolitionist who wanted to end slavery.
  1. someone who is promotes slavery
  2. someone who wanted to end slavery because they felt that it was morally wrong
  3. someone who owned a slave and believed that slavery was good for the country's economy
  4. someone who is a slave
Grade 5 Civil War
Who were the reformers who moved to end slavery?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Abigail Adams
  3. Benjamin Rush
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Civil War
What is a tariff?
  1. textiles
  2. a tax on products and goods
  3. a machine to help pick cotton
  4. a factory
Grade 5 Civil War
Why do you think Harriet Beecher Stowe's book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was so powerful?
  1. the opinion in the was in agreement with slavery
  2. the book criticized the South for owning slaves and the North for having cotton mills
  3. the book criticized the North for owning slaves
  4. the book criticized California for entering the Union as a salve state
Grade 5 Civil War
What does Antebellum mean in the following sentence:
The Antebellum Period was very prosperous time.
  1. after the war
  2. during the war
  3. before the war
  4. in the middle of war
Grade 5 Civil War
Which was not a condition of Lee's surrender to Grant?
  1. The officer's were allowed to go home.
  2. Soldiers that owned horses or mules were permitted to take them home.
  3. Lee was to be sent to prison, but the soldier's could go home.
  4. Officer's could keep their weapons.
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
Which was not a condition of the Missouri Compromise of 1820?
  1. Missouri was admitted to the US as a slave state.
  2. Slavery was not permitted north of Missouri's southern border.
  3. Any run-away slave had to be returned to it's owner.
  4. Maine was admitted to the US as a free state.
Grade 5 Civil War
Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe?
  1. an escaped slave who helped other slaves to freedom
  2. the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
  3. an abolitionist who spoke about woman rights
  4. the wife a plantation owner
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