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. What to Lee and Jackson use to help them find a road that leads toward the Federal troops outside of Chancellorsville?

2. When does Jackson think Burnside will start the attack across the Rappahannock River?

3. Why does the Union army retreat and create a defensive line around Chancellorsville?

4. Where are Lee's army located near Fredericksburg after the battle of Chancellorsville?

5. Where does Hancock assemble his troops to prepare for the battle at Fredericksburg?

Short Essay Questions

1. What will the Union troops have to do in order to attack the Confederates near Fredericksburg?

2. How do Lee and Jackson divide their army around Chancellorsville?

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

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

5. What fills Lee and Longstreet with pride as they see the Union army begin its attack outside of Fredericksburg?

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

7. What information does General Stuart share with Lee after the battle at Fredericksburg?

8. How does General Barksdale defend the town of Fredericksburg itself?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least 4 ways that the novel is changed -- either positively or negatively -- by having such detailed battle scenes. Use specific examples from the text to support your argument.

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 3 literary devices that Shaara uses to help the reader better understand at least one character of your choosing. Use direct quotations and/or examples from the text to support your position.

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