The Killer Angels Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The song "Kathleen Mavourneen" remind Armistead of ___________.
(a) His former homeland, Ireland.
(b) The last time he saw his wife.
(c) The last time he saw Winfield Hancock.
(d) The first girl he ever loved.

2. What makes the Confederate troops turn back as they start to retreat?
(a) The sight of the flag of Virginia still waving.
(b) Their own cannons pointed at them.
(c) The sight of Lee, bareheaded, on horseback.
(d) A regiment of Union soldiers that had come around behind them.

3. What does Longstreet think he should do but cannot?
(a) Send scouts for additional ammunition.
(b) Find a place to get some rest.
(c) Resign his position.
(d) Lead the attack from the front line.

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

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

6. Who does Lee blame for the attack's failure?
(a) Himself
(b) Pickett
(c) Ewell
(d) Longstreet

7. Why does Longstreet tell Hood not to attack to the right?
(a) He wants Hood to stay where he is as a buffer between Longstreet and the enemy.
(b) He does not want to go against Lee again.
(c) He thinks an attack on the right will fail.
(d) He knows the enemy is reforming for just such an attack.

8. How does Lee think one wins victories?
(a) By coming up with clever strategies.
(b) By knowing one's enemy better than one's friends.
(c) By attacking with courage and with faith.
(d) By knowing when to attack and when to retreat.

9. What difficulty faces Longstreet?
(a) He cannot focus on the battle because he keeps thinking about his dead children.
(b) His men lose confidence in his leadership and refuse to fight.
(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.

10. What does Longstreet contemplate when he realizes the battle is lost?
(a) Finding Lee and yelling at him.
(b) Changing sides and fighting for the North.
(c) Committing suicide by walking toward the enemy.
(d) Going home and leaving the war behind.

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

12. What happens to Kilrain in the battle?
(a) He is almost instantly killed.
(b) He gets shot in the leg.
(c) He gets shot in the armpit.
(d) He falls from a horse.

13. How is Pettigrew of the Confederates like Chamberlain of the Union?
(a) They both have a brother serving under them.
(b) They both are 34 years old.
(c) They are both from Maine.
(d) They are both intellectuals.

14. Which of these is NOT troubling Longstreet before this battle?
(a) He is fighting men he once commanded.
(b) He believes a defensive strategy is the best option.
(c) He is concerned they will not get needed supplies from Virginia.
(d) He breaks his vow to the U.S. military.

15. What strategy does Lee decide is the best course of action?
(a) Attack on the right as Longstreet suggested.
(b) Attack at the center and split the line in two.
(c) Attack on the left where the enemy has already been weakened.
(d) Withdraw to higher ground and try to draw the enemy out in the open.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chamberlain's mind, what takes away from the perfection of the fight?

2. What does Chamberlain decide to do when his men run out of ammunition?

3. What action does Chamberlain take that haunts him afterward?

4. Why does Fremantle say the English have not entered the war?

5. Whose absence is once again affecting the Confederate troops?

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