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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Are you smarter than a fifth grader??

I write a article every month for the local Kidsville News, a newspaper that goes to every elementary school in Lauderdale and Colbert county. Lets see how smart y'all are. The answers are at the end. Don't look until you've answered all the questions. Just a reminder... the Battle of Shiloh happened 150 years ago next month.

Seven Civil War Events that Happened in April and One that Didn’t

April was a historical month for the Civil War. All the Generals named in this Knowledge Power are real. A quick web search will help you learn about them. There is one question that didn’t happen in April, can you pick which one?

1. What event on April 12, 1861 started the Civil War?

A.Lincoln’s Inauguration
B.Richmond was named Confederate capitol
C.Shots fired at Fort Sumter
D.Jefferson Davis was named President of the Confederacy

2.At the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862, the Confederacy lost a general. Who was it?

A.General Albert Sidney Johnston
B.General S. R. Gist
C.General Thomas Green
D.General James Deshler

3.The Battle of Shiloh was named for the small whitewashed church located in the area. What does the word Shiloh mean?

A.Lost and alone
D.Place of peace

4.William S. Hays wrote a song about John Lincoln Clem. What was the title of that song?

A.The Drummer Boy of Shiloh
B.Brave Boys are they!
C.The Bonnie Blue Flag
D.Marching Through Georgia

5.Union Colonel Abel Streight departed Tuscumbia, Alabama on April 26, 1863. What Confederate general was in hot pursuit?

A.General Edward “Allegheny” Johnson
B.General Nathan Bedford Forrest
C.General Alexander P. Stewart
D.General John Bell Hood

6.An event on April 14, 1865 changed the lives of every American. What was that event?

A.Slavery abolished in District of Columbia
B.President Abraham Lincoln was shot
C.Sherman's march through Georgia begins
D.Remaining Confederate forces surrender

7.On April 09, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to General Ulysses S. Grant. Where did this happen?

A.Appomattox Court House in Virginia
B.Durham Court House in North Carolina
C.Richmond Court House in Virginia
D.Atlanta Court House in Georgia

8.On April 22, 1864 the U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act. What did this Act command?

A.That the words “One nation under God” be placed on all currency
B.That President Lincoln picture be placed on the five dollar bill
C.That the words, "In God We Trust" be placed on all coins minted as United States currency
D.That the words United States of America be placed on all currency


1. C
2. A
3. D
4. A
5. B
6. B
7. A
8. C

Question four did not happen in April.

1 comment:

Amy Jane said...

I got 3/8. That's a 37.5%. Man I FAILED!