Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About the Border States?
Q#1 – What are the names of the original four Border States?
Q#2 – Which state became a border state in 1863?
Q#3 – What main social/economic element did all the border states share in common?
Q#4 – Which Border State provided the Union Army with approximately 50% of its gunpowder during the Civil War?
Q#5 – Which of the Border States voted for Abraham Lincoln in the Presidential election of 1860?
Q#6 – Which of the Border States voted for Abraham Lincoln in the Presidential election of 1864?
Q#7 – Besides formal combat between regular armies, the border regions saw what other type of combative action?
Q#8 – Did Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation apply to the Border States?
Q#9 – What was the main political concern by the Border States in 1861 that might have led to them seceding from the Union?
Q#10 – What was the Maryland Legislature’s position on secession and the Civil War?
Q#11 – Which Border State did President Lincoln see as strategic to Union victory in the Civil War?
Q#12 – In 1861, what action was taken by President Lincoln against which Border State that was ruled unconstitutional by Chief Justice Roger Taney, at that time acting only as a circuit judge?
13 – What was Missouri Governor Claiborne F. Jackson’s reaction to the Missouri Constitutional Convention voting to remain within the Union, but rejecting coercion of the Southern states by the United States?
Q#14 – In 1861, after a series of military defeats, the Missouri secessionist forces retreated to southwestern Missouri where Governor Jackson and his exiled Confederate sympathizing took what political action?
Q#15 – The Kentucky legislature did not vote on any bill to secede, but passed two resolutions of neutrality, issuing a neutrality proclamation May 20, 1861, asking both sides to keep out of the state. What action broke that neutrality?