For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10, We Know That We are Supported at Home.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the story from the soldier who experienced the glaze of war during the battle at Gaines Mill, McPherson notes that another term for this phenomenon is what?
(a) Enraged glory.
(b) Combat narcosis.
(c) Military insanity.
(d) Battle craze.

2. After a Texas soldier wrote his wife in 1863 that he hoped a friend would shoot him if ever he showed the "white feather," he was killed during which of these battles?
(a) Fort Donelson.
(b) Pleasant Hill.
(c) Stones River.
(d) Sewell's Point.

3. After the battle of Shiloh, which of the following Generals for the 53rd Ohio, promised his men--after an hour lecture--that they would fight with artillery behind them in the next battle?
(a) General William T. Sherman.
(b) General James Abram Garfield.
(c) General George Brinton McClellan.
(d) General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

4. In the discussion of Lincoln's idea that the United States represented the last best hope for the survival of republican government, the world is bestrode by all BUT WHICH of these?
(a) Kings.
(b) Tyrants.
(c) Despots.
(d) Emperors.

5. When McPherson talks about the ways in which the eagerness for battle was not unique to Civil War soldiers, he mentions the same phenomenon during which war?
(a) Revolutionary War.
(b) Vietnam War.
(c) World War II.
(d) World War I.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the discussion of the "fighting drunk" terminology, Confederate soldiers were accused of an unlikely combination of whiskey and what?

2. When a twenty-five year old soldier in the 2nd Vermont married his fiancee during a furlough in "Chapter 10: We Know That We are Supported at Home," how many months was he with her during the first year of marriage?

3. Toward the end of "Chapter 3: Anxious for the Fray," McPherson notes that men were shocked by war as most of them were in what age group?

4. In "Chapter 5: Religion is What Makes Brave Soldiers," a man from which state wrote he didn't feel he had any right to ask God for exemption from harm?

5. During the discussion of good-luck charms and talismans, the author notes that he has not encountered any evidence of Civil War soldiers carrying what common item?

(see the answer key)

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