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Trivia Quiz - Civil War - Union Military Leaders #2


Challenging Civil War questions.-Bill

Quiz Number: 83
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Quiz Categories: American Civil War
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 52.5 percent
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1. Upon being appointed to the military academy, this future Civil War General actually found the institution distasteful and hoped that Congress would abolish it.
  A.   George B. McClellan
  B.   Ulysses S. Grant
  C.   John C. Fremont
  D.   William Tecumseh Sherman

2. Ironically, moments after saying, "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance," a sharpshooter shot and killed this Union General at Spotslvania.
  A.   John Sedgwick
  B.   John Dunovant
  C.   John Bullock Clark Jr
  D.   John Pemberton

3. This Union naval officer was credited with coining the phrase, "Damn the torpedoes!"
  A.   David G. Farragut
  B.   S. H. Stringham
  C.   B. F. Butler
  D.   Ambrose Burnside

4. President Lincoln appointed this Civil War leader General in Chief of the Armies in 1861. He was known to his troops as "Young Napoleon" partly due to his resounding oratories.
  A.   George B. McClellan
  B.   Ulysses S. Grant
  C.   Ambrose Burnside
  D.   William Tecumseh Sherman

5. This Federal Colonel was best known for his defense of the extreme left flank of Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, he served as Governor of Maine from 1866-71.
  A.   Joshua L. Chamberlin
  B.   Daniel Butterfield
  C.   Ambrose Burnside
  D.   George Sykes

6. This Civil War Leader had a wart on his right cheek, a scar on his thumb from an ax accident, and a scar over his right eye from a fight with a gang of thieves.
  A.   Ulysses Grant
  B.   Andrew Johnson
  C.   Abraham Lincoln
  D.   George B. McLennan

7. This Civil War leader was the last surviving full rank Union general, passing away in 1933 at the age of 98:
  A.   Benjamin F. Butler
  B.   Adelbert Ames
  C.   James Clifford Veatch
  D.   David B. Birney

8. What refugee, the leader of a division of Germans, was relieved of power after defeat at Cross Keys by Stonewall Jackson?
  A.   Brig. Gen. Louis Blenker
  B.   Maj. Gen. Cassius Marcellus Clay
  C.   Col. John Milton Chivington
  D.   Maj. Gen. John Pope

9. Upon hearing that he would battle Lee instead of Johnston, who depicted Lee as "timid and irresolute?"
  A.   William T. Sherman
  B.   George Rosecrans
  C.   George McClellan
  D.   Irvin McDowell

10. What abnormal piece of gear did General McClellan take with him into the field?
  A.   A portable printing press
  B.   A globe
  C.   His wifes Sunday best gloves
  D.   A dog leash


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