Gods and Generals Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. How does Jane die?

2. Who comes to visit Jackson as he is recovering from his war wounds?

3. How many divisions does Lee leave behind to defend the hills overlooking Fredericksburg when he leaves toward Chancellorsville?

4. Where is Jackson wounded during the battle at Chancellorsville?

5. How does Burnside try to redeem himself after Fredericksburg?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Lee, physically, soon after the battle at Fredericksburg?

2. Why does Burnside's attempt at redemption after Fredericksburg fail?

3. What report does Howard unwisely choose to ignore as he waits outside Chancellorsville?

4. What does Hancock come to realize about the battle at Chancellorsville?

5. What does Hancock see when he turns around to look at his men as he reaches the crest of the hill at Fredericksburg?

6. How does Chamberlain spend the night after he attacks Fredericksburg?

7. What happens at the scene of Jackson's death?

8. What is Lee's plan, after Chancellorsville, for his troops?

9. What happens to Hancock's unit during the attack at Fredericksburg?

10. What do Hancock and General Sumner think of General Burnside's plans for attack near Fredericksburg?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least 3 challenges an author like Shaara faces when writing historical fiction. Make sure to use at least 3 examples from "Gods and Generals" to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Identify what you think is the tone for "Gods and Generals" and discuss 3 literary devices that Shaara uses to create this tone.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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