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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. From what is the book's title derived?
(a) A speech Chamberlain made at school.
(b) A sermon from a visiting preacher.
(c) A line of Edgar Allan Poe's.
(d) A letter Chamberlain receives from his father.

4. What memory does Chamberlain have of his brother, Tom, in childhood?
(a) Tom getting lost in the winter and finding his way back on his own.
(b) Tom getting in fights at school over Lawrence's bookishness.
(c) Tom always at Lawrence's heels, trying to be just like him.
(d) Tom and Lawrence helping their father on the farm.

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

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

7. Chamberlain comes from the state of _________.
(a) Massachusetts
(b) Vermont
(c) Connecticut
(d) Maine

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

9. What decision does Longstreet make after hearing the spy's information?
(a) To go to Lee.
(b) To contact J.E.B. Stuart to get the cavalry to Longstreet's headquarters.
(c) To send another scout out to confirm.
(d) To move the troops to Gettysburg.

10. What order does Lee give to Ewell?
(a) Take the hill if at all possible.
(b) Have the cavalry fight dismounted.
(c) Pull back and preserve your troops.
(d) Attack the Union's flank.

11. To whom does Buford once more send a message?
(a) Col. Vincent
(b) Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
(c) Gen. Meade
(d) John Reynolds

12. What song of Dan Butterfield's becomes well known?
(a) His lullaby now known as "Taps."
(b) His love song now known as "My Darlin' Clementine."
(c) His marching song now known as "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah."
(d) His patriotic song now known as "The Star-Spangled Banner."

13. How does it seem to Lee that the battle is progressing, as first Rodes and then Early engage in battle?
(a) It is just as he planned.
(b) It is haphazard, doomed to failure.
(c) It is well-organized, and victory is certain.
(d) It is happening beyond his control.

14. What does Lee hear as he and Longstreet begin to ride?
(a) The Rebel yell
(b) Thunder
(c) Artillery
(d) Galloping horses

15. To whom does Buford send a message regarding the Rebel troops?
(a) John Reynolds
(b) Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
(c) Gen. Meade
(d) James Longstreet

Short Answer Questions

1. What compliment does Reynolds pay Buford?

2. What feat does Buford accomplish at Thorofare Gap?

3. What happens just before dawn when the battle is about to begin?

4. Whose troops wear black hats and are known as the Iron Brigade?

5. What is Lee waiting for at the end of the chapter?

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