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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12, The Same Holy Cause.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the burning at Chambersburg, what disease broke out in the prison camp at Charleston?
(a) Typhoid.
(b) Yellow fever.
(c) Dysentery.
(d) Cholera.

2. In his discussion of his ancestor, Jesse Beecher, McPherson says that in 1862 Beecher enlisted with the 112th New York at what age?
(a) 37.
(b) 19.
(c) 43.
(d) 25.

3. During the discussion of what sustained soldiers during the Civil War, what does McPherson say was a dominant theme in the letters home?
(a) Despair.
(b) Anger.
(c) Courage.
(d) Homesickness.

4. When a Quaker captain in the 5th New Jersey was threatened to be turned out of his faith if he did not resign, he found he could not leave and was later killed in which battle?
(a) Bull Run.
(b) Second Manassas.
(c) Shiloh.
(d) Pleasant Hill.

5. 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 George Brinton McClellan.
(b) General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.
(c) General William T. Sherman.
(d) General James Abram Garfield.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the discussion of Southern propaganda, a planter wrote his wife of the defense of innocent women from the "lecherous Northern hirelings." From which state was this soldier?

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

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. During the discussion of the desire to punish treason and "clean out" the rebels, a soldier from which state wrote his sister "I want to fight the rest of my life if necessary"?

5. When discussing various war memoirs, McPherson mentions that Wilbur Fisk, of the 2nd Vermont, wrote which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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