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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. During the Bristoe campaign, from which state was the sergeant who disobeyed a surgeon's order to go to the hospital because he was afraid of the suspicion attached?
2. 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"?
3. The end of "Chapter 4: If I Flinched I Was Ruined" says Civil War soldiers came from a society that prized all BUT WHICH of the following?
4. When McPherson recounts the tale of James and John Welsh, he says that James moved to what state in 1853 and became a Republican?
5. McPherson notes that at the battle of ___________________ on June 3, 1864, one New York regiment was driven by the Provost Guard at bayonet point.
Short Essay Questions
1. McPherson says that duty and honor were powerful motives for battle, and then goes on to say that they had to be because what modern elements were lacking in Civil War-era soldiers?
2. What generally happened to the relationships between soldiers and officers after they went through a battle together, as discussed in "Chapter 4: If I Flinched, I was Ruined"?
3. In the discussion of regimental bonding, what is "primary group cohesion"?
4. According to "Chapter 5: Religion is What Makes Brave Soldiers," why does religion become so important to soldiers during war?
5. What ideological concepts and convictions initially motivated the Union soldiers to fight in "Chapter 2: We Were in Earnest"?
6. Why, according to "Chapter 5: Religion is What Makes Brave Soldiers," does religion make soldiers brave?
7. When McPherson discusses Civil War veteran John W. DeForest, what explanation do readers receive of the definition between a lunatic and a hero?
8. How did the Calvinist doctrine of predestination factor into soldiers' lives in the discussion of religion?
9. How did Civil War enlisted men respond to military discipline, as discussed in "Chapter 4: If I Flinched, I was Ruined"?
10. What questions did the Princeton students have when McPherson took them to Gettysburg in the spring of 1976?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In a well-developed essay, analyze and discuss the effect being in the presence of slavery had on non-abolitionist Union soldiers. Include quotes and supporting information from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the motivations behind the Civil War for Northern and Southern soldiers. What were the three primary motivations for each group? Be sure to include quotes and supporting information from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and discuss three ways in which religious belief convinced the South that God was on their side. Be sure to include quotes, supporting information from the text, and outside research as necessary.
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