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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When McPherson says that Confederates sought to preserve their honor by killing black soldiers who tried to surrender, which place is NOT a documented occurrence of massacres?
(a) Fort Pillow.
(b) Poison Springs.
(c) Port Royal.
(d) Plymouth.

2. As McPherson explains Southern bitterness toward the North, from which state was the soldier who wrote in June 1863 that he felt his regiment should take horses, burn houses, and cause chaos?
(a) Kentucky.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Georgia.
(d) North Carolina.

3. According to "Chapter 9: Slavery Must be Cleaned Out," what fraction of Union soldiers came from Democratic backgrounds?
(a) 3/5.
(b) 4/5.
(c) 1/5.
(d) 2/5.

4. From which state was the private who wrote in January 1862, after speaking to a slave whose husband had been beaten, that he was convinced of the "cruelty and inhumanity of the system"?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) Pennsylvania.
(c) New York.
(d) Kentucky.

5. As "Chapter 11: Vengeance Will be Our Motto" ends, McPherson says that no army broke until the Army of Tennessee after which of the following battles in 1864?
(a) King's Hill.
(b) Fort Fisher.
(c) Nashville.
(d) Spring Hill.

6. 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) 41st Ohio.
(b) 4th Illinois.
(c) 16th Arkansas.
(d) 23rd New Jersey.

7. 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?
(a) 84%.
(b) 43%.
(c) 27%.
(d) 66%.

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

9. In "Chapter 8: The Cause of Liberty," which immigrant group drew the clearest parallels between the fight for the Union and the fight for liberty in their home country?
(a) Irish Americans.
(b) Italian Americans.
(c) Russian Americans.
(d) German Americans.

10. In the spring of 1862, soldiers from which state felt a redoubled commitment to the war effort when large portions of their home state fell to the "insolent invader"?
(a) Maryland.
(b) Georgia.
(c) Mississippi.
(d) Tennessee.

11. As "Chapter 12: The Same Holy Cause" opens, McPherson says that Civil War soldiers never heard of all BUT WHICH of the following terms?
(a) Psychiatric casualties.
(b) Shell shock.
(c) Courage.
(d) Battle fatigue.

12. At the end of "Chapter 8: The Cause of Liberty," by what year had Northern soldiers broadened their concept of liberty to include black people?
(a) 1865.
(b) 1862.
(c) 1863.
(d) 1864.

13. Which individual won the nomination for governor of Ohio on an antiwar platform in June 1863?
(a) James Vernon.
(b) Clement L. Vallandigham.
(c) Chauncey Welton.
(d) Marcus Speigel.

14. As "Chapter 7: On the Altar of My Country" begins, McPherson quotes an analysis of surviving Tennessee soldiers that showed they weren't really aware of the South's goals during the Civil War. Which decade was the analysis?
(a) 1910s.
(b) 1890s.
(c) 1870s.
(d) 1920s.

15. By 1864, when a captain in the 5th Alabama wrote of the burning of Chambersburg, how much money did he say soldiers demanded from their victims' houses?
(a) $75.
(b) $800.
(c) $500.
(d) $200.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the burning at Chambersburg, what disease broke out in the prison camp at Charleston?

2. In 1863, when an infantry colonel said he began "to think no Soldier ought to be married," readers learn that he is from state?

3. In the discussion of the psychological and physiological issues soldiers faced in 1864, modern studies have shown that a unit is exhausted if it twice suffers what fraction of casualties?

4. After the Seven Days battles, a private in the 58th Virginia wrote that through August and September his regiment had waded the Potomac how many times?

5. 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"?

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