Educator's Guide: Social Studies: Search for Answers: Museum Hunt

1. In which Civil War Navy did the CAIRO serve?

  • Confederate
  • Union

2. In which body of water did the CAIRO sink?

  • Mobile Bay
  • Mississippi River
  • Yazoo River
  • Red River

3. Who is known as the "Father of the Ironclad River Gunboats?"

  • A.H. Foote
  • John Ericsson
  • James Eads
  • Winfield Scott

4. The names for this class of ironclad gunboats came from?

  • Rivers
  • Towns
  • States

5. How long did it take the CAIRO to sink?

  • 20 minutes
  • 37 minutes
  • 12 minutes

B. How many people died when she sank?

  • 63
  • 175
  • 0
  • 21

7. How did the CAIRO sink?

  • Naval battle
  • Artillery attack
  • Rammed
  • Torpedo

8. In what year was the CAIRO raised?

  • 1964
  • 1862
  • 1956
  • 1864

9. What were some of the things sailors did to pass their free time?

  • Played fife
  • Played dominoes
  • Read
  • All of the above

10. What was a nit comb used for?

  • Remove lice
  • Comb out tangles
  • Remove stitches
  • Comb beard

11. How was the gunpowder magazine (store room) lighted?

  • Candles
  • Kerosene lamp in wooden frame
  • Skylights
  • Portholes

12. What is on the signal board that was in the pilot house?

  • Captain's Name
  • Boat's Name
  • Hammer
  • Horseshoe

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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