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 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.

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

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

4. 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

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

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

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

8. Why is the slave shot?
(a) He runs from the Confederate ranks.
(b) He asks directions from a white woman.
(c) He tries to help another slave escape.
(d) He assaults an officer.

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) Engages in battle without permission.
(d) Swings his men around the Confederate troops to the south.

10. What does Marshall request of Longstreet?
(a) Speak to Lee on Stuart's behalf.
(b) Talk Lee into an attack on the right.
(c) Talk Lee into a frontal attack.
(d) Ask Lee to court-martial Stuart.

11. What is Armistead's fear at the end?
(a) That Mira Hancock will get receive word that both Armistead and Hancock have been killed.
(b) That he will die without seeing Hancock.
(c) That he will be punished eternally for his part in this war.
(d) That he will lose honor for not having accomplished his task.

12. 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.

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

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

15. Where is Chamberlain's regiment sent?
(a) To the center of the line
(b) Off the battlefield entirely, to rest
(c) Back to the left, where they had been
(d) To the right end of the line

Short Answer Questions

1. What news does Tom bring Chamberlain?

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

3. What does Pitzer tell Chamberlain about Meade?

4. Why does Longstreet tell Hood not to attack to the right?

5. What makes the Confederate troops turn back as they start to retreat?

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