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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Once the Union soldiers start retreating, what is Lee's goal?
(a) To force the Union out of Gettysburg entirely.
(b) To fall back to a stronghold outside of Gettysburg.
(c) To go after the Union commanders to create fear in the infantry.
(d) To keep pushing to capture the hill.

2. 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.

3. Where does Longstreet think Lee and his army should be instead of Chambersburg?
(a) Philadelphia
(b) Atlanta
(c) Richmond
(d) Vicksburg

4. What does Longstreet want Lee to do now that the Union army is retreating?
(a) Attack with all force.
(b) Disengage and move the troops between Gettysburg and D.C.
(c) Call a truce to discuss the Union's surrender.
(d) Interrogate the prisoners to find out the Union's overall strategy.

5. What is Reynolds bringing with him?
(a) The First and Eleventh Corps
(b) No one. He could not spare the troops
(c) A division of infantry
(d) One brigade

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

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

8. What news does Trimble bring to Lee?
(a) Ewell could have easily taken the hill but hesitated too long.
(b) There was no possible way for Ewell to take the hill.
(c) Ewell was eager to take the hill but Early would not allow it.
(d) Lee's order to take the hill arrived too late.

9. Why doesn't Lee believe there are Union cavalry in Gettysburg?
(a) Gettysburg is known to be sympathetic with the Southern cause.
(b) The Union army has lost so many of its horses, it can no longer support a cavalry.
(c) Cavalry travels behind infantry, not in front of it.
(d) He believes Stuart would have told him if the cavalry were arriving there.

10. What scent directs Buford to headquarters?
(a) Fresh-dug earth
(b) Cigar smoke
(c) Burning wood
(d) Cooking meat

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

12. What shadow hangs over Dick Garnett?
(a) Captured once, he gave away important information to the enemy.
(b) Stonewall Jackson accuses him of cowardice.
(c) His father loses the family fortune through drink and gambling.
(d) His brother is on the side of the enemy.

13. According to Ames, what two things must an officer do to lead men?
(a) Always be the first to attack and always be the last to retreat.
(b) Know the men personally and play upon their strengths.
(c) Care for the men's welfare and show physical courage.
(d) Speak softly and carry a big stick.

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

15. What has happened to Heth?
(a) He has been killed.
(b) He has been captured by the enemy.
(c) He has been wounded in the head.
(d) His troops have been captured.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Longstreet stay up as late as possible?

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

3. How does Ewell appear to Lee?

4. Which of these is NOT a way Lee thinks of Reynolds?

5. Which of these is NOT a description of Stonewall Jackson as given by Longstreet to Fremantle?

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