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. What does Fremantle think the war is really about?
(a) States' rights
(b) Slavery
(c) The superiority of those of English descent
(d) Adaptation vs. rejection of European customs

2. Who do Hood's officers blame for their loss?
(a) Pickett
(b) Hood
(c) Lee
(d) Longstreet

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

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

5. What misconception, in Longstreet's opinion, does Fremantle have of Lee?
(a) He is brilliant at getting men to follow him.
(b) He is a devious tactician.
(c) He is as good a leader as any Englishman.
(d) He moves too quickly.

6. From whom does the Confederacy get many of its guns and most of its wagons?
(a) England
(b) France
(c) Confederate factories
(d) The Union army

7. What strange action does Chamberlain take under gunfire?
(a) He falls asleep.
(b) He charges on horseback, alone.
(c) He runs to the rear.
(d) He sends Tom to the front line.

8. On whose eagerness for battle is Lee depending?
(a) Longstreet and Rodes
(b) Ewell and Early
(c) Stuart and Pickett
(d) McLaws and Hood

9. Of what had Lee been trying to warn Longstreet?
(a) His men will not follow him if he shows a shred of doubt.
(b) He will be demoted if he does not show Lee proper support.
(c) He has no cause and he cannot just fight for the soldiers.
(d) His habit of speaking his mind will be his political downfall.

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

11. What does Chamberlain think about the ground they're holding?
(a) One side of it is very weak.
(b) They would be better off finding another site altogether.
(c) It is a very good position and they can hold it for quite a while.
(d) It is an OK position, but with a little power, the Rebels will overtake them.

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

13. Which of these is NOT something Chamberlain thinks about his men?
(a) Another battle like the one the day before, and the regiment will be gone.
(b) They deserve recognition for what they accomplished the day before.
(c) Those who remain are the best of the best.
(d) They would be better off under the command of someone else.

14. Why won't Longstreet send support to Pickett when he asks for it?
(a) If Pickett had obeyed orders, he would not need support.
(b) There is no way to get the men to where Pickett is.
(c) Pickett's division is doing better than anyone else's.
(d) There is no support to send.

15. What does Pitzer tell Chamberlain about Meade?
(a) He is the bravest man Pitzer had ever seen.
(b) He is resigning his position.
(c) He is issuing new orders.
(d) He had wanted to retreat.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Lee generally handle a battle?

3. Why does Longstreet say Lee should put Hill in command instead of Longstreet?

4. How is Pettigrew of the Confederates like Chamberlain of the Union?

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

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