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Old 04-29-2017, 06:53 PM
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How well can you do on this 62 question Civil War quiz?

On review it may actually be 62 questions. Not super hard but a decent challenge. I did pathetically with 44 out of 62. I would probably fail a citizenship test. I hope you can do better.

http://definition.org/civil-war-quiz/1/

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:06 PM
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48. Not too bad.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:10 PM
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I missed a couple I should have gotten, but went with first impulse instead of thinking it out. And guessed on a couple I didn't know and got those right. And some were obvious on process of elimination. Got 51 out of 62.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:14 PM
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I did a little better with 46. But, as with so many of these internet "tests" the questions are an uncertain mixture of easy ones (including where they give away the answer in the photo), things that folks ought to know, and nearly meaningless trivia.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:39 PM
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I did pretty well with 55, but there was some guessing involved.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:06 PM
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47, with some guessing. I'm not TOO ashamed. Never been a big Civil War fan, and most of my misses were "What was the EXACT DATE..." types.

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Old 04-29-2017, 09:38 PM
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42, which is always the best number.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:03 PM
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53 of 62, but there were a couple I would argue with.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:14 AM
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I missed a couple I should have gotten, but went with first impulse instead of thinking it out. And guessed on a couple I didn't know and got those right. And some were obvious on process of elimination. Got 51 out of 62.
My bolding above -- similarly for me. (And largely, the questions were easier than I'd been expecting.) Confess to feeling a bit smug at having got 52 -- I being non-American, but with some interest in the ACW.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:22 AM
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48. I will note that this was an unusually well-designed quiz, with some really obscure questions. Most of these 'you can't pass' clickbait quizzes are rather dumb. Not this one.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:32 AM
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45/62. Fun quiz, but I wish they wouldn't make you click to get to every single question.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:43 AM
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I got 41 out of 62. I'm Canadian, and watch a lot of American history stuff on PBS (yay Ken Burns! Yay PBS) I should also add I got my B.A in Canadian-American international relations so I've always had a 'thing' for the US. And I've loved Civil War history since I was wee, and saw the tearjerker movie Shenandoah in the theatre. Call me a fan girl.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:55 AM
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48. I'm surprised at myself.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:57 AM
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47. Not too shabby for a Brit, though I did watch the Ken Burns documentary some years ago.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:59 AM
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Aced it. Couple were guesses, including "Tar Heels" and which states currently have confederate flags.

One or two had two correct options. For example the Jeff Davis alma mater had both West Point and US Military Academy as options:
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:48 AM
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I only knew the "Tar Heel" bit, from having encountered it years ago in a novel, narrated from the point of view of a section of the Confederate army, in the field with Stonewall Jackson. The North Carolinian units fail in some way -- by omission or commission -- to please Stonewall; who throws quite a tantrum about the Tar Heels, and what insubordinate bastards they are.
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:48 AM
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52 out of 62. Fairly challenging quiz. I made Colonel!
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:00 PM
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42. Got nearly all the dates wrong.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:11 PM
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58 out of 62.

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One or two had two correct options. For example the Jeff Davis alma mater had both West Point and US Military Academy as options:
I noticed that one. I was trying to figure out if it was just an error or if there was some subtle thing I was missing.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:23 PM
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Did well enough on relevant historical questions, not so well on things on the order of "what was Beauregard's favorite hot beverage?".
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:27 PM
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48. But it actually isn't a 50 question quiz. Agree with comments of others
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:50 PM
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Damn! 61




and it only took three times.


OK, I lied: My actual score was 47, which is OK since the Civil War isn't my thing and I haven't read anything about it in more than 35 years.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:50 PM
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53 of 62. Two of my wrong answers involved Florida and another one a damn poet.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:53 PM
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50/62. Crimeny, what an irritating quiz, though. Wait for the page to load; while it's loading the buttons jump around so you can't click on them until it's fully loaded. Once it's loaded, you have to scroll down to get to the buttons; once you push a button, instead of moving on to the next question automatically, you have to click AGAIN. Then do it all again for the next question. Sigh.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:02 PM
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I got 48. Not bad for a Canadian. I think I read the Wikipedia article on Abraham Lincoln in the past year, though.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:04 PM
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Only 39 for me.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:06 PM
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There weren't any questions at all about the Roundheads or Cavaliers
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:20 PM
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52. Some of the date questions were not something one would be expected to remember. The "primary, but not only cause" of the war question could be answered either slavery or state's rights depending on which side of the Mason-Dixon line you are on.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:25 PM
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49 for me, and I can say that I did not guess in almost all of them. I still have to learn some more.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:40 PM
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I did a little better with 46. But, as with so many of these internet "tests" the questions are an uncertain mixture of easy ones (including where they give away the answer in the photo), things that folks ought to know, and nearly meaningless trivia.
Add on to that list "questions so badly worded as to be impossible to answer correctly from the data provided," and "questions whose answers aren't facts, but opinions."
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:42 PM
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55. Same experience as most - a little guessing, a little "d'oh!" and a little WTF?
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Old 04-30-2017, 03:43 PM
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I'm okay with 44.
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:11 PM
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53. Not bad, considering History was my second least favorite subject in high school (after nude swimming).
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:27 PM
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55, though I misread a couple.
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:10 PM
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Hmm... wrong civil war.
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:41 PM
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Got 47. Wish they put the test on one page.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:19 PM
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32..... And I grew up in the South! Man....shoulda paid more attention to history class....
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:30 PM
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40. Not bad I guess considering I left the states before completing 4th grade, 50 years ago. Guessed all the dates, and got them all wrong. Not American enough to give my son American citizenship, which irritates me.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:48 PM
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58 out of 62.

I noticed that one. I was trying to figure out if it was just an error or if there was some subtle thing I was missing.
I'll admit I had no idea, but saw West Point and US Military academy as the other two options and thought, "HA! They are the same thing and therefore must be incorrect." So, I picked VMI.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:03 PM
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52. Some of the date questions were not something one would be expected to remember. The "primary, but not only cause" of the war question could be answered either slavery or state's rights depending on which side of the Mason-Dixon line you are on.
That one bugged me too. I wanted to be all contemporary and woke and pick "slavery," but I was in high school during the '70s and figured the "correct" answer was "state's rights."
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:10 PM
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41/62 Ouch....

Mostly the dates that threw me, and the one about what rations were not used, had not idea the answer was MILK. Condensed milk was invented before the war and had a lot of demand during. so I chose Coffee, since I had also read somewhere that Chicory was used as a substitute.


Meh, I'm taking it from what I learned almost two decades ago and what I learned from "Gone With The Wind" and "Glory"
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32..... And I grew up in the South! Man....shoulda paid more attention to history class....
If you had, you may have scored lower!
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:01 AM
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42/62.

Not a fan of questions tailored towards rote learning. Don't care, and never will, whether something was 1860 or 1861. Not a fan of date games like that.

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:41 AM
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48. Some pretty tough ones. Nice for a change that they aren't easy, but "actual date" questions are really kind of meaningless trivia. Do I need to know the exact date S. Carolina seceded?

I missed the "West Point/ US Military academy" duality, but I did wonder about one question: you could buy your way out of the war by taking in two former "selves". Did that only work with multiple personalities, or reincarnated folks?

Did you all notice the carpetbagger question illustration had the word "carpetbagger" in it?

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32..... And I grew up in the South! Man....shoulda paid more attention to history class....
My wife went to HS in Tennessee. They didn't talk about the Civil War AT ALL in school. She'd probably be lucky to get 20 on this quiz. She was just never exposed to any of this history.

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:47 AM
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52 out of 62. Literally laughed out loud with the one where the right answer was "carpetbagger" and the picture had a man with "carpetbagger" written on his carpetbag.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:09 PM
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Not a fan of questions tailored towards rote learning. Don't care, and never will, whether something was 1860 or 1861. Not a fan of date games like that.
I'm not a fan of rote learning either. But knowing what year something occurred in can demonstrate the opposite of rote learning; it can show that you learned the context of events.

For example, I didn't memorize the fact that the attack on Fort Sumter occurred on April 12, 1861. But I was able to identify that as the correct choice in the quiz because I knew Lincoln had been elected in 1860, that elections occur in November, that Presidents used to get inaugurated in the March following the election, and that the attack occurred in the early weeks of Lincoln's Presidency.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:11 PM
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51. I missed a few dates. I owe it all to Ken Burns .

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Old 05-01-2017, 12:56 PM
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41, but in my excuse, I'm a Mick.

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Old 05-01-2017, 01:38 PM
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For some reason, that quiz won't work for me. I can see the page OK, but when I click an answer, nothing happens, and there's nowhere to click to go to the next page.
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