The Anaconda Plan in the Civil War Lesson for Kids


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What was the first part of the Anaconda Plan?

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1. Why was General Scott's Anaconda Plan named after a snake?

2. Why would a Union blockade hurt the Confederacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will help you find out what you know about the Anaconda Plan. You will be quizzed on the historical background and effect of this plan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see if you remember:

  • The reason a blockade would hurt the Confederacy
  • How the Confederacy responded to the blockade
  • The source of this plan's name

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the material, such as how other Union generals viewed General Scott's plan
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about what the first stage of the Anaconda Plan was
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about why a Union blockade hurt the Confederacy and how they responded to it

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of this part of the Civil War, watch or read the lesson titled The Anaconda Plan in the Civil War Lesson for Kids. You will explore things like:

  • The reason General Scott resigned
  • What the second stage of the Anaconda Plan was
  • The size of the fleet the Union used to build their blockade