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

3. Where is Lee when General Stuart sends him the gift of a new uniform?

4. What slows Hancock's men's advancement toward Fredericksburg?

5. Who commands the division that goes in front of Hancock's at Fredericksburg?

Short Essay Questions

1. What wounds and treatment does Jackson receive during the battle at Chancellorsville?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss at least 3 reasons why "Gods and Generals" could be classified in a genre other than historical fiction, making sure to use specific examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how the first 4 chapters of "Gods and Generals":

1) set the tone for the rest of the novel, and 2) introduce at least 1 key fact about Lee, Chamberlain, and Jackson that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.

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