The Blockade and Blockade Runners During the Civil War: Definition & Purpose


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Which of the following was the primary goal of blockades?

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1. Which of the following is the BEST description of the Anaconda Plan?

2. How was the blockade executed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll be assessed on your understanding of blockading in the Civil War. Be prepared to answer questions about the Union blockade.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • CSS H.L. Hunley
  • Blockade running ships and innovations in naval warfare
  • The Union blockade

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the effectiveness of blockading in the Civil War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding blockade runners
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Union blockade

Additional Learning

To learn more about blockading in Civil War, review the following lesson titled The Blockade and Blockade Runners During the Civil War: Definition & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of the Union blockade and Confederate blockade runners
  • Learn about General Winfield Scott's 'Anaconda Plan'
  • Define the letters of marque