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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Civil War Questions

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Grade 8 Civil War
The Republican Party was founded in part due to the failure of which compromise meant to avert a civil war?
  1. Missouri Compromise
  2. Kansas Nebraska Act
  3. Compromise of 1850
  4. Grand Compromise
Grade 8 Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued after which Union victory?
  1. Gettysburg
  2. Fredricksburg
  3. Antietam
  4. Vicksburg
  5. None of the above
Grade 8 Civil War
Grade 8 Civil War
Which state was the first to secede from the Union?
  1. Texas
  2. South Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. California
  5. Louisiana
Grade 8 Civil War
Who argued, in the Cornerstone Speech, that slavery was the "cornerstone of the Confederacy"?
  1. Robert E. Lee
  2. Preston Brooks
  3. Jefferson Davis
  4. Alexander Stephens
Grade 8 Civil War
Grade 8 Civil War
What made freeing the slave a new focus for the Civil War?
  1. The Battle of Vicksburg
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation
  3. The Battle of Bull Run
  4. The Fugitive Slave Act
Grade 8 Civil War
The first shot of the Civil War was fired at                  
  1. Gettysburg
  2. Fredericksburg
  3. Chancellorsville
  4. Fort Sumter
  5. None of the above
Grade 8 Civil War
Who led the federal forces during the John Brown Raid?
  1. U.S. Grant
  2. Jefferson Davis
  3. Zachary Taylor
  4. Robert E. Lee
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