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

2. Who writes the letter to Lee informing him that his wife has had a baby girl?

3. Why does Hooker decide to have his men stop attacking around Chancellorsville?

4. What does Hancock think about why the Confederates are attacking him with such a small force outside of Chancellorsville?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Hooker do when he realizes he has surrounded Lee?

6. How does Lee plan to destroy what is left of the Union army outside of Chancellorsville once the major fighting is over?

7. How has Hooker managed to surround Lee shortly after the battle at Fredericksburg?

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

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

10. What will the Union troops have to do in order to attack the Confederates 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

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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