The Killer Angels Test | Final 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 think one wins victories?
(a) By coming up with clever strategies.
(b) By knowing when to attack and when to retreat.
(c) By knowing one's enemy better than one's friends.
(d) By attacking with courage and with faith.

2. What does Fremantle think of democracy?
(a) It should be brought to England.
(b) It is an experiment that will ultimately fail.
(c) It will stand the test of time and spread throughout the world.
(d) It is a noble idea.

3. What concerns Armistead about this battle?
(a) He is too old to fight anymore.
(b) He may have to face his old friend, Hancock.
(c) He may not survive to see his wife again.
(d) He believes Lee was wrong to attack the middle.

4. What question continues to occasionally plague Chamberlain?
(a) What is more important, his duty to his men or his duty to his country?
(b) How could one man take up arms against another?
(c) What is this war really about?
(d) What if it is he who is wrong?

5. Why does Longstreet say Lee should put Hill in command instead of Longstreet?
(a) Hill earned the right with his victory the day before.
(b) Hill is better at this kind of assault.
(c) The men are mostly Hill's.
(d) Longstreet has come down with the old soldier's disease.

6. What news does Tom bring Chamberlain?
(a) The rations can't get through.
(b) Meade wants to see him.
(c) The hospital has been shut down.
(d) Kilrain has died.

7. What difficulty faces Longstreet?
(a) His men lose confidence in his leadership and refuse to fight.
(b) He cannot focus on the battle because he keeps thinking about his dead children.
(c) Not knowing the area well, he's forced to turn his troops around and lead a counter-march.
(d) His horse lames himself, and Longstreet has to find another one.

8. How does the battle go for the Confederates?
(a) They are instantly stopped in their tracks.
(b) They sustain heavy casualties, yet they carry on.
(c) Against the odds, they begin to win.
(d) After a short time, they turn and run as a group.

9. Why does Sykes want to see Chamberlain?
(a) To inquire after his casualties.
(b) To promote him to a new command.
(c) To make sure he and his men had enough food.
(d) To compliment him on his leadership the day before.

10. Where does Tom get the coffee that he brings to Chamberlain?
(a) From captured Rebel soldiers
(b) From Gen. Meade with his compliments
(c) From the regiment's rations
(d) From dead soldiers

11. What does Fremantle hope for after the war is over?
(a) A position in the Confederate government.
(b) The South will rejoin England.
(c) An English victory over France.
(d) The destruction of the Northern government.

12. What keeps Armistead going?
(a) His love for his home and his country.
(b) His fear of being labeled a coward.
(c) His desire to see his wife again.
(d) His belief that the attack will be a success.

13. What is Stuart's initial response when Lee tells him there are officers who want Stuart court-martialed?
(a) He protests his innocence.
(b) He bows his head in shame.
(c) He offers to resign from his post.
(d) He wants to know who those officers are.

14. What does Col. Vincent tell Chamberlain he must do?
(a) Not withdraw under any circumstances.
(b) Send frequent messages to Vincent updating him on the progress of the battle.
(c) Keep his men hidden behind rocks to surprise the enemy.
(d) Hold as long as he can but preserve his men.

15. What does Chamberlain hope to get for his men very soon?
(a) New horses
(b) Medals of Honor
(c) New uniforms
(d) Food

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kilrain think is important in fighting this war?

2. When the South seceded, why did Lee give up his position in the U.S. military?

3. What is Armistead's fear at the end?

4. Where is Chamberlain's regiment sent?

5. Which of these countries is NOT represented at breakfast?

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