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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Longstreet think Lee and his army should be instead of Chambersburg?
(a) Vicksburg
(b) Atlanta
(c) Richmond
(d) Philadelphia

2. What does Lee want Longstreet to do in battle?
(a) Stay out of harm's way.
(b) Lead his men from the cupola.
(c) Be at the front of the charge.
(d) Be responsible for keeping Lee updated on the battle's progression.

3. After Chamberlain talks to them, how many of the mutineers still refuse to fight?
(a) 120
(b) 10
(c) 6
(d) 114

4. What response do Ewell and Early have to Longstreet's idea of moving the troops in between Meade and Washington?
(a) They think it would hurt morale.
(b) They think it is the mark of Longstreet's cowardice.
(c) They think it bears consideration.
(d) They think it should be followed immediately.

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

6. Why is Kilrain only a private?
(a) He had only joined the army a few weeks earlier.
(b) He had refused promotion several times.
(c) He had picked a fight with an officer.
(d) He had stolen a horse.

7. What is Lee waiting for at the end of the chapter?
(a) Ewell's attack on the hill
(b) Much needed medication for his heart condition
(c) A message of surrender from the Union command
(d) Longstreet's spy to bring him new information

8. What feat does Buford accomplish at Thorofare Gap?
(a) He creates a rockslide, taking out an entire Rebel division.
(b) He beats a Rebel officer in hand-to-hand combat.
(c) His 3000 men hold off Longstreet's 25,000 for six hours.
(d) His men capture the most Rebel prisoners in the war so far.

9. What does Joseph Bucklin bring to Chamberlain?
(a) The mutineers' grievances.
(b) Orders from Gen. Meade.
(c) A letter from his wife.
(d) More ammunition.

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

11. Where is Buford's observation point at the start of the battle?
(a) From the cupola
(b) From the base of the white angel
(c) From horseback on top of Cemetery Hill
(d) From a high tree

12. Who is described, upon his arrival, as looking "like a French king, all curls and feathers?"
(a) Lewis Armistead
(b) Arthur Fremantle
(c) George Pickett
(d) Richard Garnett

13. What continues to frustrate Lee as the battle progresses?
(a) The Union soldiers are inexplicably beating his men.
(b) He is still fighting "blind" without adequate information.
(c) His health is slowing him down and taking away his concentration.
(d) His officers continue to refuse to follow orders.

14. What kind of relationship do Lee and Longstreet have?
(a) They are very close although Lee is very formal and Longstreet doesn't speak much.
(b) Lee admires Longstreet but Longstreet thinks Lee is too old for the job.
(c) Longstreet is Lee's son-in-law.
(d) They used to be very close until they had a disagreement over strategy.

15. For what is Pickett notorious?
(a) Playing practical jokes on his fellow officers.
(b) Giving nicknames to the soldiers under his command.
(c) Finishing last in his class at West Point.
(d) Getting in fights after drinking too much.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these is NOT Fremantle's opinion of Lee?

2. Chamberlain think the war is about slavery and __________________.

3. What is described as "that ripply sound that raised the hair, that high thin scream from far away... terrible, inhuman"?

4. Which of these is NOT a way Lee thinks of Reynolds?

5. How is Gettysburg best described?

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