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. What does Chamberlain think will happen if the South wins?
(a) The South will eventually overtake the North.
(b) America will become two countries.
(c) The North and South will eventually reunify.
(d) The South will become a British protectorate.

2. Now that nearly half of his regiment is gone, what does Rice tell Chamberlain to do?
(a) Join his men to Sickles' regiment.
(b) Occupy the big, wooded hill.
(c) Take care of the wounded.
(d) Move his remaining men out of harm's way for the time being.

3. Which of these is NOT a reason Longstreet gives for advising against a frontal assault?
(a) An attack would be uphill over open ground.
(b) The enemy is well entrenched.
(c) His men will refuse.
(d) The enemy has plenty of artillery.

4. When the South seceded, why did Lee give up his position in the U.S. military?
(a) He believed strongly in the cause of the South.
(b) He was about to be removed from power anyway.
(c) He could not fight against his own people.
(d) His wife asked him to.

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

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

7. 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 stays in contact with the officers and directs them several times a day.
(d) He joins the troops in the field and fights at the front of the troops.

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

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

10. 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 breaks his vow to the U.S. military.
(d) He is concerned they will not get needed supplies from Virginia.

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

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

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

14. How does Pickett respond to his orders?
(a) With some hesitation
(b) With great enthusiasm
(c) With excitement, but some doubts
(d) Soberly and somberly

15. What does Tom say about the battle the day before?
(a) Many of the men cannot bring themselves to use the bayonets.
(b) He had no time to be afraid during the battle.
(c) The bayonets are very effective -- he saw lots of men killed by them.
(d) Chamberlain should have given a different command.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chamberlain hope to get for his men very soon?

2. From whom does the Confederacy get many of its guns and most of its wagons?

3. Why does Sykes want to see Chamberlain?

4. What does Pitzer tell Chamberlain about Meade?

5. Why is the slave shot?

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