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TV Diary: Prepare for 'Gettysburg' PBS special with this quiz

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:17 am

Civil War buffs will gain a special insight into the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln's famous address when PBS airs “Lincoln@Gettysburg” at 9 tonight. The special includes details to the Battle of Gettysburg, the establishment of the Gettysburg National Cemetery and Lincoln's last-minute invitation to speak at the cemetery's dedication ceremony.

Here is a quiz about the famous battle and the address.

1. How many words was the Gettysburg Address?

2. Just how long is “Four score and seven years ago”?

3. How long did the speech last?

4. Who consecrated “this ground”?

5. When did the Battle of Gettysburg take place?

6. Name the major general who replaced Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, who was in command of the Union Army.

7. The heavy losses at Cemetery Ridge also had this name.

8. Gettysburg was which general's second invasion of the North?

9. About how many soldiers from both armies were killed, wounded, captured or missing in the three-day battle?

Answers: 1. 272 words. 2. 87 years. 3. Two minutes. 4. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here.” 5. July 1-3, 1863. 6. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade. 7. Pickett's Charge. 8. Gen. Robert E. Lee. 9. About 51,000 soldiers.