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

2. Whose absence is once again affecting the Confederate troops?
(a) Law
(b) Stuart
(c) Meade
(d) Campbell

3. What does Chamberlain decide to do when his men run out of ammunition?
(a) Show a white flag and surrender.
(b) Fix bayonets and charge.
(c) Move his men to the right to join other troops.
(d) Ride to Col. Vincent to request more ammunition.

4. How does Armistead get his men's attention when he goes to help Kemper?
(a) Shoots his gun into the air.
(b) Puts his hat on top of his uplifted sword.
(c) Waves a flag in the air.
(d) Blows a bugle call.

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

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 is Longstreet struggling with throughout the chapter?
(a) Losing faith in the abilities of his men.
(b) The loss of Stonewall Jackson.
(c) His disagreement with Lee and whether or not to just follow orders.
(d) Fighting a war that is about slavery.

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

9. What had Sickles done that causes difficulty for the Union?
(a) Removes his troops from battle.
(b) Moves his troops down off the hill.
(c) Swings his men around the Confederate troops to the south.
(d) Engages in battle without permission.

10. What surprises Chamberlain about his interaction with the escaped slave?
(a) The similarity between them
(b) The instant feeling of brotherhood
(c) His own feelings of revulsion
(d) The slave's articulateness

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

12. What action does Chamberlain take that haunts him afterward?
(a) He sends his men to scavenge ammunition from the dead.
(b) He shoots an enemy officer at point-blank range.
(c) He leaves Kilrain wounded on the battlefield.
(d) He sends Tom into a gap to fill it.

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

14. How does Lee generally handle a battle?
(a) He gives his officers orders then lets them do the fighting.
(b) He retreats to headquarters and studies his Bible until the battle is over.
(c) He joins the troops in the field and fights at the front of the troops.
(d) He stays in contact with the officers and directs them several times a day.

15. What does Longstreet think will be the outcome of this battle?
(a) The South will come back to win more important battles.
(b) The North will have suffered too many casualties to finish the war.
(c) The South will eventually lose the war.
(d) The surviving soldiers will draw more troops to them with their stories of courage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these is NOT a reason Longstreet gives for advising against a frontal assault?

2. Where is Chamberlain's regiment sent?

3. Where does Tom get the coffee that he brings to Chamberlain?

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

5. Which of these is NOT something Chamberlain thinks about his men?

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