The Killer Angels Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is causing the Old Soldier's illness?
(a) Eating spoiled meat.
(b) Eating too many cherries.
(c) Drinking unboiled water.
(d) Sharing eating utensils.

2. What is different about the way Buford has his cavalry soldiers fight?
(a) They fight on foot, not on horseback.
(b) They form a circle and surround the enemy.
(c) They fight in civilian clothes, not in uniform.
(d) They use bows and arrows.

3. Whose presence does Lee feel during his meeting with Ewell, Early and Rodes?
(a) Stonewall Jackson's
(b) The first man he killed in combat
(c) His son, Rooney's
(d) John Reynolds'

4. What is causing Lee frustration at the start of the battle?
(a) He has more troops, yet the Union seems to be winning already.
(b) His health is preventing him from getting close to the action.
(c) His officers are not following his orders.
(d) He has still heard nothing from Stuart.

5. How do things change when Chamberlain and his men enter Pennsylvania?
(a) The weather improves.
(b) The civilians become much more friendly.
(c) The weather gets worse.
(d) The civilians become more hostile.

6. Why does Buford wave to the Rebel officer?
(a) To signal the start of the battle.
(b) To find out what rank the officer is.
(c) To get his attention to discuss a surrender.
(d) You never know who on the enemy side might be an old friend.

7. Why is Fremantle, the Englishman, in Longstreet's camp?
(a) He is hoping to sell new guns to the Confederate army.
(b) He is planning to write a book about American customs.
(c) He has been hired as a spy.
(d) He is observing for the Queen.

8. What disagreement does Buford encounter upon arriving at headquarters?
(a) Which general is in command, Howard or Hancock.
(b) Who is responsible for the day's success.
(c) What should be done with captured deserters.
(d) Who is the better man, Lee or Meade.

9. Buford looks for ___________.
(a) Additional ammunition
(b) Relief from his command
(c) Orders
(d) Food for his men

10. Why does Buford pause when writing for help?
(a) He has an argument with his superior and does not want to apologize.
(b) He has to think up a code in case the enemy got hold of the message.
(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.

11. Which of these is NOT Fremantle's opinion of Lee?
(a) He is as good as an English general.
(b) He is overly virtuous.
(c) He is a gentleman.
(d) He has great forbears.

12. Which of these is NOT a description of Stonewall Jackson as given by Longstreet to Fremantle?
(a) He did not eat pepper.
(b) He was compassionate toward his enemies.
(c) He loved to chew lemons.
(d) He went around with his finger in the air.

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

14. What does Longstreet think could lose the war?
(a) Honor
(b) Dishonesty
(c) Cowardice
(d) Loyalty

15. What does Lee tell Taylor to do with the blind horse?
(a) Return it to its rightful owner.
(b) Add it to the cavalry's horses.
(c) Release it.
(d) Shoot it.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what is Pickett notorious?

2. Who is described, upon his arrival, as looking "like a French king, all curls and feathers?"

3. What is Longstreet's opinion of the South's invasion of the North?

4. What is Buford's main concern?

5. What message does Reynolds send to his commanders?

(see the answer keys)

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