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

2. What happens to Kilrain in the battle?
(a) He gets shot in the leg.
(b) He gets shot in the armpit.
(c) He falls from a horse.
(d) He is almost instantly killed.

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

4. What is Stuart's initial response when Lee tells him there are officers who want Stuart court-martialed?
(a) He wants to know who those officers are.
(b) He protests his innocence.
(c) He offers to resign from his post.
(d) He bows his head in shame.

5. What does Chamberlain hope to get for his men very soon?
(a) Food
(b) New uniforms
(c) Medals of Honor
(d) New horses

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do Hood's officers blame for their loss?

2. Whose absence is once again affecting the Confederate troops?

3. What does Longstreet think he should do but cannot?

4. Why does Sykes want to see Chamberlain?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pickett's mood in "Friday, July 3,1863, Chapter 5, Longstreet," contrast with his mood in "Friday, July 3,1863, Chapter 2, Longstreet?"

2. In "Friday, July 3,1863, Chapter 4, Armistead," what are Armistead's dying thoughts?

3. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 6, Lee," why does Lee think the choice of Ewell as a commander of a corps is a mistake?

4. In "Friday, July 3,1863, Chapter 5, Longstreet," why does Longstreet think he can no longer lead? How does Lee respond?

5. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 4, Chamberlain," what is the result of Vincent telling Chamberlain that his men cannot withdraw under any circumstances?

6. In "Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 2, Longstreet," why does Longstreet say the assault will be especially hard on Armistead?

7. Meade has been referred to many times throughout the novel, and is referred to again in "Friday, July 3,1863, Chapter 3, Chamberlain." What is your impression of him? Support your answer.

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

9. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 5, Longstreet," Longstreet several times has the urge to talk to Lee about his tactics, and about Stuart, and yet he suppresses the urge. Why? Do you think that is the right thing to do?

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

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