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. 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.

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

3. What is the difficulty Lee's army has with being in Pennsylvania?
(a) They have no maps of the state.
(b) They cannot get messages to Confederacy headquarters.
(c) They are too far from their supply line.
(d) They are now invaders of enemy territory.

4. Which of these is NOT a way Lee thinks of Reynolds?
(a) A gentleman
(b) A friend
(c) A dandy
(d) A neat trim man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Why does Armistead say Lee will not use a defensive strategy?
(a) A defensive strategy has not worked to this time in American warfare.
(b) He is too proud.
(c) He does not think it is a sound strategy.
(d) He is too angry at the Union army to refrain from attacking.

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

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

15. What happens just before dawn when the battle is about to begin?
(a) There is a shower of shooting stars.
(b) Lightning strikes a tree on a hill.
(c) The moon sets in a reddish haze.
(d) A misty rain begins to fall.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what is the book's title derived?

2. What kind of relationship do Lee and Longstreet have?

3. Who has still not yet reported to Lee?

4. What has happened to Heth?

5. How is Gettysburg best described?

(see the answer keys)

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