Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis


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What was the reason Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address?

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1. From what document did Lincoln borrow the phrase 'all men are created equal?'

2. When he gave the Gettysburg Address, approximately how long did Lincoln speak?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the themes of the speech and the facts surrounding it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Why Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address
  • From what document he borrowed the phrase 'all men are created equal'
  • How long Lincoln spoke during the address
  • What the phrase 'a new birth of freedom' meant
  • The year the Gettysburg Address was delivered

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the themes of the Gettysburg Address and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to identify the purpose and duration of the speech

Additional Learning

To learn more about Abraham Lincoln's speech, review the corresponding lesson titled Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes the context in which the speech was given
  • Identifies the themes of 'all men created equal' and 'the survival of the nation'
  • Examines how the Civil War was a 'new birth of freedom'
  • Discusses the reactions to Lincoln's speech