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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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 needs food for his men, but does not like to take it from civilians.
(d) He is certain that battle will mean death for many of his soldiers.

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

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

7. 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.

8. What is Lee waiting for at the end of the chapter?
(a) A message of surrender from the Union command
(b) Longstreet's spy to bring him new information
(c) Much needed medication for his heart condition
(d) Ewell's attack on the hill

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

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

11. What part of his body troubles Lee?
(a) His lungs
(b) His heart
(c) His stomach
(d) His throat

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

13. What does Lee want Longstreet to do in battle?
(a) Stay out of harm's way.
(b) Lead his men from the cupola.
(c) Be responsible for keeping Lee updated on the battle's progression.
(d) Be at the front of the charge.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Longstreet think could lose the war?

2. Why does Sorrel not believe the spy?

3. What is the first question Chamberlain has for the mutineers?

4. What compliment does Reynolds pay Buford?

5. What response do Ewell and Early have to Longstreet's idea of moving the troops in between Meade and Washington?

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