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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What concerns Armistead about this battle?

2. What does Chamberlain hope to get for his men very soon?

3. How does the battle go for the Confederates?

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

5. What does Longstreet contemplate when he realizes the battle is lost?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

4. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 3, Longstreet," what does Hood want Longstreet to give him permission to do? What is Longstreet's response? What do you think the outcome of that decision will be?

5. 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?"

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

8. In "Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 1, Chamberlain," what does Tom say about the bayonets?

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

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