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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 Chamberlain decide to do when his men run out of ammunition?
(a) Move his men to the right to join other troops.
(b) Fix bayonets and charge.
(c) Show a white flag and surrender.
(d) Ride to Col. Vincent to request more ammunition.

2. Why does Fremantle say the English have not entered the war?
(a) They believe the North will win in the end.
(b) They don't have the resources.
(c) They will not fight to support slavery.
(d) They are engaged in their own war with France.

3. Which of these countries is NOT represented at breakfast?
(a) Austria
(b) England
(c) Prussia
(d) France

4. 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

5. What surprises Chamberlain about his interaction with the escaped slave?
(a) His own feelings of revulsion
(b) The slave's articulateness
(c) The instant feeling of brotherhood
(d) The similarity between them

Short Answer Questions

1. From whom does the Confederacy get many of its guns and most of its wagons?

2. How is Pettigrew of the Confederates like Chamberlain of the Union?

3. Which of these is NOT a reason Longstreet gives for advising against a frontal assault?

4. Where is Chamberlain's regiment sent?

5. What had Sickles done that causes difficulty for the Union?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 2, Chamberlain," what does Kilrain think the war is about?

2. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 6, Lee," how does Stuart respond to Lee's reprimand? Do you think Lee is right to reprimand him rather than court martial him?

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

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. In "Friday, July 3, Chapter 4, Armistead," why does Garnett decide to go against orders and ride his horse into battle?

6. In "Friday, July 3,1863, Chapter 3, Chamberlain," the word "dreamyly" appears several times. Explain its significance.

7. 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?"

8. 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?

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

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

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