The Killer Angels Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 4, Chamberlain.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Buford's main concern?
(a) His men will not be able to hold out long enough for help to arrive.
(b) His men will run out of ammunition and have to fight with bayonets.
(c) He himself will be killed in the gunfire.
(d) The ground they are defending is in a poor position.

2. Why does Sorrel not believe the spy?
(a) The spy has given them false information in the past.
(b) Reports from Stuart contradict the spy's information.
(c) There would have been word earlier if his information were true.
(d) Another spy gave different information.

3. Why does Buford pause when writing for help?
(a) He has an argument with his superior and does not want to apologize.
(b) He does not want his superiors to think he cannot handle the battle.
(c) He has to think up a code in case the enemy got hold of the message.
(d) He has written for help before and it has never come.

4. How do Lee and Longstreet differ on battle strategy?
(a) Lee wants to lead with the cavalry. Longstreet wants to lead with the infantry.
(b) Lee wants to lead with the infantry. Longstreet wants to lead with the cavalry.
(c) Lee wants to take the defensive. Longstreet wants to take the offensive.
(d) Lee wants to take the offensive. Longstreet wants to take the defensive.

5. What has happened to Heth?
(a) He has been captured by the enemy.
(b) His troops have been captured.
(c) He has been wounded in the head.
(d) He has been killed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the topic of the passionate discussion between Kemper, Fremantle and the others?

2. What does Buford conclude when the Rebel troops pull back?

3. What happens just before dawn when the battle is about to begin?

4. To whom does Buford send a message regarding the Rebel troops?

5. What had Heth been distinguished for the in old army?

(see the answer key)

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