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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

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) North Carolina.
(c) Georgia.
(d) South Carolina.

2. In his discussion of those soldiers who were not so heroic, McPherson mentions that these men were referred to as all BUT WHICH of the following?
(a) Stragglers.
(b) Sneaks.
(c) Snivelers.
(d) Skulkers.

3. 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?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Labor Day.
(c) Easter.
(d) Thanksgiving.

4. During the discussion of religion, from which state was the private who wrote in 1861 that he wanted to put down the rebellion but hoped the war would end without him having to kill anybody?
(a) Pennsylvania.
(b) Indiana.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Illinois.

5. A private from which state recounted an amazing amount of energy while describing the battle of Gaines Mill?
(a) Pennsylvania.
(b) Texas.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Tennessee.

6. When discussing the movie "Gettysburg" and the novel "The Killer Angels," McPherson mentions which man who won the medal of honor for defending Little Big Top?
(a) William E. Miller.
(b) Henry J. Minnigh.
(c) Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.
(d) Charles Evans Roberts.

7. While talking about religious fatalism, McPherson says that more soldiers were practical Arminians than strict __________________.
(a) Predestinations.
(b) Fatalists.
(c) Protestants.
(d) Calvinists.

8. When discussing various war memoirs, McPherson mentions that Wilbur Fisk, of the 2nd Vermont, wrote which of the following?
(a) Hard Marching Every Day.
(b) On the Altar of Freedom.
(c) Hard Tack and Coffee.
(d) The Rebel Yell and the Yankee Hurrah.

9. After the discussion of "short-timers" psychology, McPherson notes what percentage of 3-year enlisted Union soldiers from 1861 reenlisted?
(a) 100%.
(b) 50%.
(c) 75%.
(d) 25%.

10. McPherson notes that at the battle of ___________________ on June 3, 1864, one New York regiment was driven by the Provost Guard at bayonet point.
(a) Cold Harbor.
(b) Petersburg.
(c) Peach Tree Creek.
(d) Wilderness.

11. While talking about historically and politically famous individuals who fought the Civil War, McPherson mentions which of the following Ohio Republican leaders?
(a) William McKinley.
(b) James A. Garfield.
(c) Ulysses S. Grant.
(d) Rutherford B. Hayes.

12. Toward the end of "Chapter 6: A Band of Brothers," McPherson quotes which of the following theorists in relation to ideal primary groups?
(a) Edward Millicent.
(b) J.R. Merkins.
(c) William Jennings.
(d) Omar Bartov.

13. As McPherson describes how soldiers on both sides were spoiling for a fight, he mentions an expression denoting exciting experiences: see the _________?
(a) Elephant.
(b) Donkey.
(c) Bear.
(d) Canary.

14. After the attack on Fort Sumter, all BUT WHICH of the following states joined the other seven Southern states that had seceded prior to April, 1861?
(a) Tennessee.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Indiana.
(d) North Carolina.

15. During the discussion of primary group cohesion, McPherson says it has existed since time immemorial but was studied during World War II in all BUT WHICH of these soldiers?
(a) American.
(b) British.
(c) Japanese.
(d) German.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Soldiers from all BUT WHICH of the following states are mentioned in the discussion of green recruits who wanted to prove their manhood through battle?

3. During "Chapter 5: Religion is What Makes Brave Soldiers," which military historian is quoted from his book, "Men Against Fire"?

4. 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?

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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