Andersonville Prison: Facts & Conditions


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When was Andersonville Prison built?

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1. By June of 1864, how many prisoners were living at Andersonville?

2. _____ led to many of Andersonville's problems.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of Andersonville Prison with this convenient quiz and worksheet. This multiple-choice quiz includes questions about who was in charge and how many prisoners lived there.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • When Andersonville Prison was built
  • Number of prisoners living at Andersonville in the first year
  • What led to many of Andersonville's problems
  • Who was in charge of the prison
  • Number of graves that were not identified and marked

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Andersonville Prison
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what led to many of Andersonville's problems and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when Andersonville Prison was built

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled Andersonville Prison: Facts & Conditions. You'll learn more about this topic, including:

  • Prison dimensions
  • What was referred to as the 'dead line'
  • Construction of shelters called 'shebangs'