The Killer Angels Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 5, Longstreet.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the battle continue without Reynolds?
(a) The Rebels start to gain control.
(b) The remaining commanders begin to argue about strategy.
(c) The Union soldiers quickly begin to fall apart.
(d) The troops follow his orders, though he's not there to command.

3. Now that nearly half of his regiment is gone, what does Rice tell Chamberlain to do?
(a) Move his remaining men out of harm's way for the time being.
(b) Join his men to Sickles' regiment.
(c) Occupy the big, wooded hill.
(d) Take care of the wounded.

4. What does Corse find out about the young woman Buford has seen in town?
(a) Her husband is a prisoner in a Southern camp.
(b) She is a widow.
(c) Her husband is an undertaker.
(d) She is a Southern sympathizer.

5. How does Chamberlain say this war is different from other wars?
(a) People are fighting for women.
(b) People are fighting for money.
(c) People are fighting for land.
(d) People are fighting for other's freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these is NOT troubling Longstreet before this battle?

2. What shadow hangs over Dick Garnett?

3. What does Fremantle think of democracy?

4. Who is it the spy quotes to himself as he rides along?

5. How does it seem to Lee that the battle is progressing, as first Rodes and then Early engage in battle?

(see the answer key)

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