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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Hooker fail to do at Chancellorsville, in Lincoln's estimation?
(a) Press with his entire army.
(b) Retreat in time.
(c) Wage a cautious battle.
(d) Keep enough soldiers in reserve.

2. How did the first major engagement with Southern troops change the public view of the war?
(a) The Union loss made people think that the war might go on for a long time.
(b) The Southern loss made people think that the war would be over quickly.
(c) The Union loss made people think that the South might succeed.
(d) The stalemate made people think that the war might go on for a long time.

3. What criticism was made of the Emancipation Proclamation?
(a) That it did not free slaves in the Confederate states.
(b) That it did not repair the injuries to African societies.
(c) That it did not give the slaves enough.
(d) That it did not punish slaveholders enough.

4. How did Lincoln bolster his support in the North?
(a) By offering to pay for any war damages.
(b) By offering them freedom from federal taxes.
(c) By encouraging the border states to liberate their slaves.
(d) By promising them funds for reconstruction.

5. How did Lincoln handle the question of emancipating the slaves?
(a) He told each party what they wanted to hear.
(b) He made no question of his opposition to slavery.
(c) He kept his feelings to himself.
(d) He waffled on it.

6. Which Union loss caused Lincoln to exclaim, "What will the country say?"
(a) Chancellorsville.
(b) Fredericksburg.
(c) Antietam.
(d) Bull Run.

7. What was Lincoln's campaign motto for his re-election campaign?
(a) No Union with Slavery.
(b) Better not to Switch Horses.
(c) Let the Union be Reunited.
(d) Bringing it Back Together.

8. What issue does Donald say consumed a great deal of Lincoln's time and drove his politics?
(a) Preventing in-fighting in his cabinet.
(b) Supplying Fort Sumter.
(c) Preparing the public for a long war.
(d) Keeping border states loyal.

9. What does Donald say Lincoln returned to with the Gettysburg Address?
(a) Making public proclamations.
(b) Habeas Corpus.
(c) Optimism.
(d) Freedom of speech.

10. What changed when Lincoln replaced General Hooker with General Meade?
(a) The Union troops acted less effectively in battle.
(b) The Union troops repulsed the Confederate troops.
(c) Public opinion swung around sharply.
(d) Union losses declined steeply.

11. What is considered the most controversial action Lincoln took during the Civil War?
(a) The burning of Atlanta.
(b) The suspension of habeas corpus.
(c) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(d) Replacing McClellan with Burnside.

12. When did Lincoln present the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet?
(a) September 1862.
(b) October 1863.
(c) July 1863.
(d) April 1863.

13. Who helped Lincoln gain Britain's support for the Civil War?
(a) Stephen Douglas.
(b) Laurence Keitt.
(c) Charles Sumner.
(d) Preston Brooks.

14. What tragedy did Lincoln suffer early in the Civil War?
(a) His son died.
(b) His mother died.
(c) His wife died.
(d) His father died.

15. Whom did the Democrats get to run against Lincoln?
(a) McClellan.
(b) Salmon Chase.
(c) Horace Greeley.
(d) Ulysses Grant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Lincoln waiting for before making the Emancipation Proclamation?

2. What were the border states afraid of?

3. Why did Lincoln replace General Burnside?

4. When did Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address?

5. What did Lincoln suspect about Greeley's proposal?

(see the answer keys)

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