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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. During the discussion of the issues that arose from the Emancipation Proclamation, McPherson says that it sparked a moral crisis in the Union armies during the winter of what year(s)?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1962-63.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1961-62.

2. When talking about the relationships between enlisted men and their officers, McPherson notes a major from which state who visited his sick and wounded soldiers every day?
(a) Illinois.
(b) Virginia.
(c) New York.
(d) Pennsylvania.

3. While discussing differing interpretations of liberty from North and South, McPherson quotes a Texas cavalryman with Forrest who wrote that the issue was all BUT WHICH of these?
(a) Confiscation.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Elimination.
(d) Subjugation.

4. From which state was the major whose letter home during the summer of 1862 contained the line "slavery must be cleaned out," from which the title of the chapter was inspired?
(a) Wisconsin.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Ohio.

5. After the battle of Fredericksburg, the 10th New York had fought six battles in as many months and had lost all but how many men?
(a) 130.
(b) 240.
(c) 320.
(d) 68.

Short Answer Questions

1. Toward the end of "Chapter 6: A Band of Brothers," McPherson quotes which of the following theorists in relation to ideal primary groups?

2. An experience at Gaines Mill on June 27, 1862, where the Union line slowly began to leak stragglers, was described by a corporal from which state?

3. As "Chapter 4: If I Flinched I Was Ruined" opens, which of the following is NOT a traditional means of motivating soldiers to fight?

4. When discussing the assertions of patriotism as a motivation for fighting, what percentage of the 429 Confederate letters and diaries used as sources affirmed this motivation?

5. In "Chapter 6: A Band of Brothers," McPherson states that in the Confederacy, which state endured a great deal of disdain from other states?

(see the answer key)

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