Battle of Hampton Roads: Map, Significance & Summary


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Which defining characteristic made the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia so unique?

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1. In early 1861, what was the U.S. naval strategy toward the Confederacy?

2. Off the coast of which state was the Battle of Hampton Roads fought?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to gauge your understanding of the Battle of Hampton Roads. You will need to understand topics such as the defining characteristics of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the U.S. naval strategy against the Confederacy and the location of the battle in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you test yourself on:

  • The principle difference between the Ironclads and traditional warships
  • U.S. Naval strategy during the American Civil War
  • Where the Battle of Hampton Roads was fought
  • The result of the Battle of Hampton Roads
  • Fate of the USS Monitor

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills using this worksheet and quiz combo:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge that you gained regarding how Ironclads differed from traditional warships
  • Making connections - understand the U.S. Naval strategy during the American Civil War and how it was intended to impact the Confederacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the USS Monitor and how it fared both during and after the battle

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson on the Battle of Hampton Roads in order to learn more about the topic. The lesson covers the following subjects:

  • Identify the important features of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia
  • Understand how Ironsides fared against traditional warships
  • Explore the Battle of Hampton Roads
  • Recognize the impact of Ironsides on how new warships were constructed