SAT US History Practice Test 12: The Civil War, 1861–1865

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1. Of the states below, which one was President Lincoln most concerned about how the population felt about the Civil War?

A. Illinois
B. Kentucky
C. Georgia
D. Mississippi
E. South Carolina

2. Match the battle with its state.

V) Vicksburg1) Georgia

W) Atlanta2) Maryland

X) Richmond3) Mississippi

Y) Gettysburg4) Virginia

Z) Antietam5) Pennsylvania

Answer choices:

A. V-3, W-1, Y-5, Z-2, X-4
B. V-3, X-4, Y-5, Z-1, W-2
C. W-1, X-4, Y-5, Z-3, V-2
D. V-2, W-1, X-4, Y-5, Z-3
E. W-1, X-3, Y-5, Z-4, V-2

3. Place the following events in chronological order:

1) Lincoln elected

2) Lincoln took office

3) Upper South secedes

4) Lower South secedes

5) Fort Sumter attacked

Answer choices:

A. 1, 2, 5, 3, 4
B. 3, 4, 1, 2, 5
C. 4, 3, 1, 2, 5
D. 1, 4, 2, 5, 3
E. 1, 5, 3, 4, 2

4. Which is the BEST explanation for why the South lost?

A. They used slaves to fight.
B. They had poor generals.
C. They had weak support from the population.
D. They had too many deserters.
E. The war lasted too long.