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. Where is Jackson wounded during the battle at Chancellorsville?

2. How much time passes between when Hancock's men advance and when the Twentieth Main's men advance over the same land at Fredericksburg?

3. What major icon is Hancock hoping to storm during the battle of Fredericksburg?

4. Who is in charge of the Confederate men after Jackson and Hill are no longer able to command the troops?

5. What are the Union troops commanded to do at Chancellorsville once Hooker has been wounded?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the person in command change twice for the Confederates during the battle at Chancellorsville?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least 3 negative aspects of having both the South and the North's viewpoint represented in "Gods and Generals" AND at least 3 positive aspects of having both the South and the North's viewpoint represented.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast 2 female characters from "Gods and Generals" and discuss what they contribute and/or take away from the text, given that, at this time, war and government was reserved primarily for men.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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