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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. Who is Kilrain?
2. How long does Chamberlain's regiment have to train until it is sent to Washington?
3. Who serves as a protective force to make sure there is no trouble during John Brown's execution?
4. Who arrives as back-up for Hancock as he is guarding his charge?
5. What does Jackson do with his wife before he rides off to war with the Corps of Cadets?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kind of expectations are made clear when Lee is given command of Virginia's provisional army?
2. What is tricky about Hancock's arrive in Yorktown before the first battle over Richmond?
3. What dumb mistake does Chamberlain make that nearly gets him killed during his first battle?
4. Where is Lee's family estate located?
5. What report does Howard unwisely choose to ignore as he waits outside Chancellorsville?
6. What wounds and treatment does Jackson receive during the battle at Chancellorsville?
7. What does Hancock think of the Confederates' strategy during the battle of Chancellorsville?
8. In what situation does Lee learn that Texas wants to secede from the union?
9. What has the Union Army done during its first attack on Richmond?
10. How does Chamberlain's wife respond to the news that he has joined the army?
Essay Topic 1
Historical fiction, and "Gods and Generals" in particular, are an especially popular type of novel. Discuss at least 4 aspects of Shaara's writing style that resonates so strongly with such a large audience, citing specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss at least 3 ways that the violence and/or battle scenes in "Gods and Generals" are gratuitously violent and why such violence takes away from the plot and/or rest of the text.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss at least 4 aspects of "Gods and Generals" that can easily be carried over into a second novel chronicling the main characters' involvement in the Civil War.
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