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Civil War anniversary: 13 questions 150 years later

On April 12, 1861, long-simmering tensions between North and South ignited and began the four-year War Between the States. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, more than half of Americans said that the Civil War is still relevant to US politics. Test your knowledge of the Civil War by taking this short quiz.

William Farley, second from left, fires a mortar at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, April 12.
Alice Keeney/AP
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Question 1 of 13

1. Where did the Civil War begin?

Gettysburg, Pa.

Charleston, S.C.

Petersburg, Va.

Vicksburg, Miss.