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1. What important visitor did General George McClellan deliberately snub in November 1861 by going to bed instead of seeing him? a) Jeb Stewart; b) Ulysses S. Grant; c) Abraham Lincoln; d) Andrew Carnegie.
2. With commanders usually at a distance from the site of conflict, how did they order their men to fall back? a) Sent an official messenger on horseback; b) Sounded retreat by bugles or drums; c) Shouted “retreat.” d) Shouted “run away.”
3. What much did it cost to send a letter from one warring region to another? a) Twenty five cents; b) Five-dollar gold piece; c) One dollar; d) Fifty cents.
4. How did Jefferson Davis spend the morning before his inauguration: a) Consulting with General Lee; b) Giving an interview to support his presidency; c) Re-writing his speech; d) Praying on his knees.
5. What former slave and author of a famed autobiography helped recruit blacks for the Union army? a) Harriet Tubman; b) Frederick Douglass; c) Sojourner Truth; d) Booker T. Washington.
6. What physician invented a weapon for the Union army that was the prototype of the machine gun? (Only twelve were used!) a) Samuel Colt; b) Frederick Remington; c) Horace Greeley; d) Dr. Richard Gatling.
7. What key figure in the war typically address his wife as “Mother.” a) Abraham Lincoln; b) Robert E. Lee; c) Ulysses S. Grant; d) Jeb Stuart.
8. What did hundreds of northern admirers send General Grant after his victory at Fort Donelson? a) A new horse; b) Cigars; c) An engraved pocket watch and gold fob; d) An ivory handled pistol.
9. Who was the fanatical abolitionist who left a prewar trail of blood in Kansas and Virginia? a) Jesse James; b) Frederick Douglass; c) George Armstrong Custer; d) John Brown.
10. What poet, a volunteer nurse, wrote several poems dedicated to President Lincoln? a) Oliver Wendell Holmes; b) Walt Whitman; c) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; d) Emily Dickinson.
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