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USS Merrimack (1855): Quiz


Question 1: The day before the firing on ________, Welles directed that "great vigilance be exercised in guarding and protecting"; Norfolk Navy Yard and her ships.
Fort SumterNinety Six National Historic SiteFort Moultrie National MonumentCharles Pinckney National Historic Site

Question 2: The Merrimack flows south across New Hampshire, and then eastward across northeastern ________ before emptying in the Atlantic at Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Rhode IslandConnecticutMassachusettsMaine

Question 3: She was the second ship of the Navy to be named for the ________, which is formed by the junction of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee Rivers at Franklin, New Hampshire.
Concord, New HampshireMerrimack RiverMassachusettsLowell, Massachusetts

Question 4: Merrimack visited Southampton, Brest, Lisbon, and Toulon before returning to ________ and decommissioning April 22, 1857 for repairs.
DenverPhoenix, ArizonaMassachusettsBoston

Question 5: In Massachusetts, the ________ flows through the town of Merrimac, often considered an older spelling which has sometimes caused confusion of the name.
New HampshireLowell, MassachusettsMerrimack RiverConcord, New Hampshire

Question 6: The CSS Virginia then took part in the ________ (often incorrectly referred to as "the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack").
Battle of Hampton RoadsEastern Theater of the American Civil WarPeninsula CampaignSeven Days Battles

Question 7: Merrimack was launched by the ________ June 15, 1855; sponsored by Miss Mary E.
Fort Independence (Massachusetts)Springfield ArmoryFort Warren (Massachusetts)Boston Navy Yard

Question 8: Soon after becoming Secretary of the Navy, ________ took action to prepare the frigate for sea, planning to move her to Philadelphia.
Gideon WellesGustavus FoxIsaac TouceyFranklin D. Roosevelt

Question 9: This article includes text from the ________ Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
Public domainIntellectual propertyCopyright infringementCopyright

Question 10: On the afternoon of April 17, the day ________ seceded, Engineer in Chief B.
West VirginiaVirginiaNorth CarolinaNew Jersey

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