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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. As "Chapter 2: We Were in Earnest" opens, McPherson says that another name for the Civil War is what?
(a) The Brothers' War.
(b) The Union War.
(c) The Slavery War.
(d) The Confederate War.

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

3. According to "Chapter 4: If I Flinched I Was Ruined," the ultimate test of leadership was what?
(a) Combat.
(b) Relationships.
(c) Casualties.
(d) Horsemanship.

4. When talking about how some soldiers' wives felt they had greater responsibility to their families than the founding fathers, a lieutenant from which regiment received letters from his wife complaining about raising three children without him?
(a) 16th Arkansas.
(b) 41st Ohio.
(c) 4th Illinois.
(d) 23rd New Jersey.

5. McPherson quotes a sergeant who had spent the first twenty months of service guarding railroad bridges, as being disgusted with the lack of action. Which state was he from?
(a) Illinois.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) Indiana.
(d) Tennessee.

Short Answer Questions

1. As McPherson begins to describe the training regimen kept by soldiers, he quotes a young man from Indiana who wrote what relative, complaining a soldier "is not his own man"?

2. Which of the following was a favorite word of Confederate recruits, during the discussion of their perceived fate, if the South were to be forced back into the Union?

3. While talking about religious fatalism, McPherson says that more soldiers were practical Arminians than strict __________________.

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?

5. When McPherson says that grousing about war has long been a soldier's privilege, he notes an officer from which state who wrote that these "soldiers will fight like bull dogs"?

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