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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For whose soul does Lee pray ?
(a) Stonewall Jackson's
(b) Rooney Lee's
(c) His own
(d) John Reynolds'

2. What is the internal conflict with which Lee struggles?
(a) He does not believe he is the right man to lead this army.
(b) He is attacking land he had once sworn to defend.
(c) He is certain that battle will mean death for many of his soldiers.
(d) He needs food for his men, but does not like to take it from civilians.

3. What is the situation when Reynolds arrives?
(a) The Rebels have taken over Buford's headquarters.
(b) Buford's troops are soundly beating the Rebels.
(c) Buford has given up command to a junior officer.
(d) Buford's troops are holding, but barely.

4. What information does the spy have about Stuart?
(a) He has been court-martialed.
(b) He and his cavalry were captured by Union soldiers.
(c) He's riding in the north, not doing any real damage.
(d) He had defeated Reynold's troops a few days before.

5. What news does the spy have for Longstreet?
(a) The Union Army is on the move.
(b) Gettysburg has been invaded.
(c) Confederate troops have been defeated at Harrisburg.
(d) John Reynolds plans to attack Richmond.

6. Pickett concerned about ___________.
(a) How to get letters to his fiancee in the fastest manner.
(b) Losing too many men to continue fighting.
(c) Being placed last in line in an important battle.
(d) His honor if the Confederates lose this battle.

7. How long does Buford hope to hold the Rebel soldiers at bay?
(a) Long enough for the infantry to arrive to support his cavalry.
(b) More than six hours.
(c) All day.
(d) Long enough for Lee to arrive in town.

8. What does Longstreet want Lee to do when Stuart finally returns?
(a) Demote him to private.
(b) Court-martial him.
(c) Reproach him.
(d) Take him out of the cavalry and put him in the infantry.

9. What compliment does Reynolds pay Buford?
(a) He's the best-dressed soldier in the Union army.
(b) If he survives, he might make a soldier one day.
(c) He is not a great horseman, but he knows how to choose ground.
(d) He's the best calvary leader in the army.

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

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

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

13. What is the first question Chamberlain has for the mutineers?
(a) How many of you will fight?
(b) When did you last eat?
(c) Why did you mutiny?
(d) Where are you from?

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

15. How does Lee handle Ewell's failure?
(a) He makes no mention of it.
(b) He warns Ewell to be more decisive in the future or face court-martial.
(c) He tells Ewell he won a victory, though it might have been a greater victory.
(d) He tells Ewell he is very disappointed in him and relieves him of his command.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ewell appear to Lee?

2. How do Lee and Longstreet differ on battle strategy?

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

4. Why does Lee depend on Longstreet?

5. How does Chamberlain say this war is different from other wars?

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