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Quiz Yourself on Jefferson Davis
On February 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis became the provisional president of the Confederate States of America. He also served as its first elected president.

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1. On February 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis became the provisional president of the Confederate States of America. He also served as its first elected president. Who was the last president of the Confederacy?
   Jefferson Davis
   Robert E. Lee
   Sonewall Jackson
   Nathan Bedford Forrest
   Abraham Lincoln
2. Davis fled the advancing Union troops dressed in what disguise?
   Farmer
   Woman
   Union soldier
   Lincoln
   Telegraph man
3. Who paid part of Davis' bail bond?
   Harriet Beecher Stowe
   Angelica Grimke
   Arthur Tappan
   Abraham Lincoln
   Horace Greeley
4. Upon graduating from West Point, what was the first conflict Jefferson Davis served in?
   Comanche War
   Iroquois War
   Blackhawk War
   Mexican American War
   Civil War
5. Davis married his commanding officer's and what future president's daughter, against the officer's expressed wishes?
   James Polk
   Zachary Taylor
   Benjamin Franklin
   Ulysses Grant
   Chester Arthur
6. Davis served valiantly in the Battles of Monterrey and Buena Vista during what war?
   Civil War
   Blackhawk War
   Mexican American War
   Spanish American War
   War of Texas Independence
7. Davis was appointed senator of what state in 1847?
   Alabama
   Georgia
   Virginia
   Mississippi
   Texas
8. Davis served in what position during the Pierce Administration?
   Secretary of War
   Secretary of State
   Secretary of the Navy
   Secretary of the Interior
   Secretary of Education
9. The loss of what key city split the Confederacy in 1863, and was blamed on Davis's inability to bring his generals together?
   Bull Run
   Shiloh
   Vicksburg
   Nashville
   Atlanta
10. After the Civil War, Davis was elected to the Senate but unable to serve due to what?
   Illness
   14th Amendment
   Will
   Fraud
   Desire