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 battle are the Confederate troops heading toward when "Gods and Generals" concludes?

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

3. What happens to the war in VIrginia after the battle at Fredericksburg?

4. What does Jackson dream of while recovering from his war wounds?

5. Who is left in charge of the Twentieth Maine when Colonel Ames is no longer available?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the information A.P. Hill tells Jackson about the swampland at the battle of Fredericksburg significant?

2. What does Hancock think of the Confederates' strategy during the battle of Chancellorsville?

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

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

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

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

7. What is the pattern of the Union troops once the battle at Chancellorsville begins?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Present a well-reasoned paper arguing whether the reader is supposed to find Lee a likable (patriotic, dedicated, intelligent) character OR an unlikable (fighting for slavery, morose, rigid) character. Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze at least 3 different literary techniques Shaara uses to create tension in "Gods and Generals."

Essay Topic 3

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.

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