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Jason Housianitis

Summative Assessment Draft


3/15/2018

Name: _________________________________

Civil War Assessment

Learning Targets (LT) of this Assessment:


(LT 1) VS.7a I can explain the similarities and differences between northern and southern
states leading up to and during the Civil War.
(LT 2) VS.7a I can describe how and why West Virginia was created.
(LT 3) VS.7a I can explain the events that led to the Civil War.
(LT 4) VS.7b I can explain Virginia’s role in the Civil War.

Directions: Answer each question to the best of your ability. No need to rush, you have 45
minutes. For multiple choice, circle the letter of the correct answer (or highlight the answer if you’re on the
computer). For short answer, write or type your answer in the space provided, and if you need more space (if
writing), write on the back of the paper and make sure you label the question. (100 points total)

1. What was the major disagreement between the North and the South that primarily led
to the Civil War? (LT 1) (5 points; approximately 2 minutes)
A. Whether or not slaves should be allowed to lead revolts in the United States.
B. Whether or not new states created out of the western territories should have slavery.
C. Whether or not Americans should be allowed to settle in Western territories.
D. Whether or not people should be allowed to come to the U.S. from Europe.

2. Why did the area of West Virginia become a state? (LT 2) (5 points; approximately 2 minutes)
A. Because its people opposed slavery.
B. Because Abraham Lincoln was elected President.
C. Because its people supported women’s suffrage.
D. Because John Brown caused a slave revolt.

3. Which newspaper headline describes the result of the battle between the Monitor and the
Merrimack? (LT 4) (5 points; approximately 2 minutes)
A. Civil War News: Monitor Destroyed by Fire
B. Civil War News: Merrimack Goes Down Fighting
C. Civil War News: Struggle Ends in Draw
D. Civil War News: Victory for the South
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Summative Assessment Draft
3/15/2018

4. Which effect best replaces the question mark in the diagram below? (LT 3) (5 points;
approximately 2 minutes)

Cause Effect
Virginia disagrees with the ?
North

A. Virginia sends troops to New York


B. Virginia decides to end slavery
C. Virginia writes a new constitution
D. Virginia votes to leave the Union

5. What was the first pitched battle of the Civil War in Virginia? What was the outcome of
this battle? (LT 4) (5 points; approximately 2 minutes)
 Your answer:

6. Where was the capital of the Confederacy? (LT 4) (5 points; approximately 2 minutes)
A. Richmond, Virginia
B. Washington, D.C.
C. Petersburg, Virginia
D. Appomattox Court House, Virginia

7. Explain what happened to the capital city of the Confederacy at the end of the war AND
where and how the Civil War ended. (LT 4) (10 points; approximately 10 minutes)
 In this response, you should:
i. Explain what happened to the capital city of the Confederacy (5 points)
ii. Explain where and how the Civil War ended (5 points)

 Your answer:
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Summative Assessment Draft
3/15/2018

8. Compare the economies of the North and the South, and explain how that might have
affected tensions between the North and South. (LT 1) (15 points; approximately 7
minutes)
 In this response, you should:
i. Present the comparison (5 points)
ii. Explain how the economies caused tensions between the North and South (10 points)

o Your answer:

9. Explain the major pitfalls or shortcomings of the Confederate Army and the Union Army.
(LT 1) (15 points; approximately 7 minutes)
 In this response, you should:
i. Explain the pitfalls or shortcomings of the Confederate Army (7.5 points)
ii. Explain the pitfalls or shortcomings of the Union Army (7.5 points)

o Your answer:
Jason Housianitis
Summative Assessment Draft
3/15/2018
10. Evaluate the importance of one specific event that led up to the Civil War. In other
words, in your opinion, what is the single most important event that may have caused
the Civil War, and why is that event more important than other events? Explain your
answer with evidence. (LT 3) (30 points total; approximately 13 minutes)
(Hint: think about the timeline we created, and the books we read in small groups.
Some events you can choose include the Missouri Compromise, Nat Turner Rebellion,
The Liberator, the annexation of Texas, the Compromise of 1850, John Brown’s raid,
Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad, the election of Abraham Lincoln, or anything
else!!)
 In this response, you should:
o identify the event (5 points)
o explain its importance in the build-up to the Civil War (15 points)
o describe why it is more important than other events (10 points)

o Your answer:

END of Civil War Assessment 😊


Jason Housianitis
Summative Assessment Draft
3/15/2018