Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson - Quiz & Worksheet


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What was the goal of the Anaconda Plan?

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1. How was Ulysses S. Grant able to conquer Vicksburg?

2. Why was Vicksburg so important in the Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Vicksburg, Mississippi was the location of a siege that ended with Union troops gaining control of the Mississippi River, and this quiz and worksheet combination will gauge your understanding of the events. To pass the quiz, you need to know Ulysses S. Grant's plan for attacking the city and the duration of the siege.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test your knowledge of:

  • The Anaconda Plan
  • Confederate leadership at Vicksburg
  • Length of the siege and the date it ended
  • Grant's plans to attack Vicksburg

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz allow you to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the Anaconda Plan and correctly interpret its goals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge that you gained regarding the commanders at Vicksburg
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Anaconda Plan

Additional Learning

To learn more about these pivotal events, review the accompanying lesson titled Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the role of Vicksburg, Mississippi in the Confederacy's control of the Mississippi River
  • Evaluate General Ulysses S. Grant's plans to attack the city of Vicksburg
  • Understand the impact of the attack and resulting siege on citizens of Vicksburg
  • Identify the results of the siege, including the impact on Port Hudson