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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Anxious for the Fray.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When discussing Jesse Beecher's service record, McPherson states that he fought in all BUT WHICH of the following states?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Georgia.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) North Carolina.

2. Having discussed how the eagerness for battle faded, McPherson goes on to say that soldiers turned to the most pervasive presence: ________?
(a) Anger.
(b) Disease.
(c) Cowardice.
(d) Fear.

3. During his visit to the four Civil War battlefields near Fredericksburg, McPherson thinks about the fighting that happened on May 12, 1864; for how many hours did the battle last?
(a) 4.
(b) 18.
(c) 27.
(d) 9.

4. As the excitement for battle raced across the country, the governor of Ohio said he could not send the requested thirteen regiments but would send how many?
(a) 5.
(b) 8.
(c) 20.
(d) 16.

5. In the discussion of the battle energy, an anemic Yale graduate--who later died at 26--recounted that the double-quick was not a fast enough pace; what disease did the man have?
(a) Scarlet fever.
(b) Typhoid.
(c) Bright's disease.
(d) Tuberculosis.

Short Answer Questions

1. When discussing various war memoirs, McPherson mentions that James Gooding, a black soldier in the 54th Massachusetts, wrote which of the following?

2. When McPherson and his cousin visit the four Civil War battlefields near Fredericksburg, Virginia, he notes that it is the day after which of the following holidays?

3. According to the quote from John W. DeForest in "Chapter 1: This War is a Crusade," the man who does not dread to die or be mutilated is a what?

4. After the battle of Seven Pines, a captain from which state wrote that he was fine as long as there was battle but that afterward he was quite sick for a few days?

5. While talking about historically and politically famous individuals who fought the Civil War, McPherson mentions which of the following Ohio Republican leaders?

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