Lincoln's Assassination and Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse


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How were the two capitals during the Civil War (Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA) similar?

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1. Why was the fall of Petersburg significant for Richmond?

2. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the Confederate retreat from Richmond?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Practice questions in this quiz and worksheet combo test your knowledge of the negotiations that ended the Civil War among other topics related to Lincoln's assassination and the end of the Civil War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask about the following facts:

  • Duration of the Civil War
  • Identity of Lincoln's assassin
  • Date of Lincoln's death

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Lincoln's assassination and Lee's surrender
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how long the Civil War lasted
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Union general who accepted the Confederacy's surrender

Additional Learning

Learn more about these events with the lesson titled Lincoln's Assassination and Lee's Surrender. Through the information in the lesson, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand the cause and effects of the fall of Richmond, VA
  • Identify the events surrounding Lee's surrender
  • Know when and where President Lincoln was killed
  • Recognize the cost of the Civil War