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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Lee calm his worries?
(a) He breathes deeply.
(b) He takes a drink of whisky.
(c) He prays quickly.
(d) He confers with Longstreet.

2. What is the situation when Reynolds arrives?
(a) Buford's troops are soundly beating the Rebels.
(b) Buford has given up command to a junior officer.
(c) Buford's troops are holding, but barely.
(d) The Rebels have taken over Buford's headquarters.

3. Why does Lee depend on Longstreet?
(a) He has the most distinguished record for offensive warfare.
(b) He can stir the men with his eloquent speeches.
(c) He is the best commander now that Stonewall Jackson is dead.
(d) He is the only one who knows the Pennsylvania countryside.

4. What is causing Lee frustration at the start of the battle?
(a) He has more troops, yet the Union seems to be winning already.
(b) He has still heard nothing from Stuart.
(c) His officers are not following his orders.
(d) His health is preventing him from getting close to the action.

5. What is "The Cause" for Longstreet?
(a) Victory
(b) Southern aristocracy
(c) Slavery
(d) States' rights

Short Answer Questions

1. What feat does Buford accomplish at Thorofare Gap?

2. What is Chamberlain told to do to the mutineers if they will not fight?

3. What is Lee waiting for at the end of the chapter?

4. What information does the spy have about Stuart?

5. Chamberlain think the war is about slavery and __________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 1, The Spy," why are Sorrel, Longstreet and Lee hesitant to believe the spy's information?

2. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 7, Buford," what do you think it symbolizes when Buford cannot find the white angel but sees instead the Rebel fires burning?

3. Why have the 120 men from the Second Maine mutinied?

4. How do Longstreet and Lee differ in their strategies?

5. How would you characterize Buford as a soldier?

6. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 2, Buford," describe how the battle starts.

7. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 4, Longstreet," what is the difference between Fremantle's view of the war and Kemper's view of the war?

8. Describe how Longstreet appears to other soldiers.

9. What does the arrival of John Reynolds in "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 2, Buford" signify for Buford?

10. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 3, Buford," how does the setting foreshadow the upcoming battle?

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