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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of these is the prevailing opinion held by others about General Meade?
(a) He is the best general either side had ever seen.
(b) He is the only hope for the Union army.
(c) He will not be any help.
(d) He knows a great deal about the tactics of Robert E. Lee.

2. How is Gettysburg best described?
(a) A strategically important port town.
(b) The headquarters of the entire Union army.
(c) A small town in the Pennsylvania countryside.
(d) The second largest city in Pennsylvania.

3. 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.

4. Why does Longstreet stay up as late as possible?
(a) To avoid thinking about his children.
(b) To study the battle plans carefully.
(c) To explain strategy to Fremantle.
(d) To await orders from Lee.

5. What compliment does Reynolds pay Buford?
(a) He's the best calvary leader in the 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-dressed soldier in the Union army.

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

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

8. What profession had the spy had before that helps him in his current position?
(a) Traveling salesman
(b) Actor
(c) Soldier
(d) Jockey

9. Why did the mutineers mutiny?
(a) The believe their service time is up, yet they are not allowed to return home.
(b) They are no longer permitted alcohol.
(c) They are forced to fight in intense heat, and many die of sunstroke.
(d) They believe the war is wrong.

10. What is Chamberlain told to do to the mutineers if they will not fight?
(a) Shoot them.
(b) Release them from the army.
(c) Court-martial them.
(d) Hang them.

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

12. What rumor circulates among the men to help boost morale?
(a) General McClellan has assumed command of the army.
(b) Extra troops are coming and will be relieving the Maine men in the morning.
(c) The Rebels have been routed from Gettysburg.
(d) Lee has been killed in battle.

13. Why does Gibbon not want Buford to go into headquarters?
(a) It's too crowded already.
(b) Howard has a complaint against him.
(c) There is a fist fight underway inside.
(d) There is a private discussion going on.

14. What has Heth done that he was not supposed to have done?
(a) He has moved his artillery in front of Lee.
(b) He engages in battle with the enemy.
(c) He has sent his troops to support Longstreet's.
(d) He has captured the enemy's headquarters.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Joseph Bucklin bring to Chamberlain?

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

3. What disagreement does Buford encounter upon arriving at headquarters?

4. Why does Lee think there is an opportunity here?

5. What memory does Chamberlain have of his brother, Tom, in childhood?

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