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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 confers with Longstreet.
(b) He breathes deeply.
(c) He takes a drink of whisky.
(d) He prays quickly.

2. What is the internal conflict with which Lee struggles?
(a) He is attacking land he had once sworn to defend.
(b) He does not believe he is the right man to lead this army.
(c) He needs food for his men, but does not like to take it from civilians.
(d) He is certain that battle will mean death for many of his soldiers.

3. What is Lee waiting for at the end of the chapter?
(a) Much needed medication for his heart condition
(b) Longstreet's spy to bring him new information
(c) A message of surrender from the Union command
(d) Ewell's attack on the hill

4. Which of these name is NOT used to refer to General Lee?
(a) King of Spades
(b) Old Granny
(c) The Colonel
(d) Old Man

5. What memory does Chamberlain have of his brother, Tom, in childhood?
(a) Tom getting lost in the winter and finding his way back on his own.
(b) Tom always at Lawrence's heels, trying to be just like him.
(c) Tom and Lawrence helping their father on the farm.
(d) Tom getting in fights at school over Lawrence's bookishness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Heth done that he was not supposed to have done?

2. What kind of relationship do Lee and Longstreet have?

3. Why does Gibbon not want Buford to go into headquarters?

4. Who is Armistead's friend in the Union army?

5. For what is Pickett notorious?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 2, Chamberlain," what does Chamberlain's encounter with the escaped slave reveal to him?

2. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 3, Lee," what doubts does Lee have about some of his men that he tries to quiet within himself? What might this demonstrate about Lee?

3. In "Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 6, Chamberlain," Chamberlain is once again surprised at his reaction to a situation. What surprises him about his reaction to the battle?

4. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 1, Fremantle," describe Fremantle's thoughts toward the Southerners.

5. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 7, Buford," provides information on the dispute at Union headquarters. What is the nature of the controversy?

6. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 1, Fremantle," how is Hood described? What does Fremantle try to sense about Hood when he meets him?

7. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 3, Longstreet," what difficulty arises for Longstreet that results in the attack not being effective?

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

9. In "Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 2, Longstreet," compare and contrast Pickett's anticipation of battle with Longstreet's.

10. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 2, Buford," why does Buford go from grinning and a sense of confidence to concern and weariness?

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