Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About the Gettysburg Address?
Q#1 – Who invited President Lincoln to speak at Gettysburg?
Q#2 – On the train trip from Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg, Lincoln was accompanied by three members of his Cabinet: William Seward, John Usher, and Montgomery Blair, along with several foreign officials and a man servant. What two other individuals who worked closely with Lincoln also made the trip?
Q#3 – The first page of the speech was written by Lincoln in ink on Executive Mansion stationery. What was the second page written with and on what?
Q#4 – How many words are contained in the Gettysburg Address?
Q#5 – What are the last 18 words of the Gettysburg Address?
Q#6 – Lincoln’s last words in the address were inspired by whom?
Q#7 – On what date and day of the week was the Gettysburg Address given?
Q#8 – Who took the only known and confirmed photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg?
Q#9 – What was the title of the 13,607-word oration given by Edward Everett that preceded Lincoln’s address?
Q#10 – Regarding the crowd in attendance at the ceremony, what is generally known about their reaction to Lincoln’s address?
Q#11 – In a letter to Lincoln written the following day, Edward Everett praised the President for his eloquent and concise speech, saying, “I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.” What did Lincoln write back to Everett?
Q#12 – National reaction to the Gettysburg Address was mixed. What was the reaction of the Chicago Times Newspaper?
Q#13 – How many known manuscripts of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln’s hand are in existence?
Q#14 – Three copies of the address were written by Lincoln for charitable purposes well after the event at Gettysburg. These were given to Edward Everett, George Bancroft, and Alexander Bliss. Who received the other two copies?
Q#15 – What happened to Lincoln on his trip back to Washington, D.C., after the event at Gettysburg?