The Battle of Hampton Roads: Summary, Causes & Consequences


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What was unique about the USS Monitor?

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1. Why did the Confederacy want to build ironclads?

2. Why is the CSS Virginia sometimes called the CSS Merrimack?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Battle of Hampton Roads was a major naval battle of the Civil War, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of Civil War ships, their construction, and major events of the battle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Naval engagements of the Civil War
  • Importance of the Battle of Hampton Roads
  • Notable ships of the Civil War

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the Battle of Hampton Roads
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify characteristics about important ships, such as the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Civil War warfare
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Battle of Hampton Roads

Additional Learning

To learn more about this important battle, review the following lesson titled The Battle of Hampton Roads: Summary, Causes & Consequences. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how early battleships were constructed
  • Understand how the Battle of Hampton Roads changed naval warfare
  • Know important ships of the conflict