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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. Which of these is NOT a reason Longstreet gives for why Meade will not attack?
(a) He is General Meade.
(b) He will be reluctant to move without his full force.
(c) He has just arrived on the field and will not understand the position.
(d) He will have orders from Washington not to attack.

2. Why is the slave shot?
(a) He assaults an officer.
(b) He asks directions from a white woman.
(c) He tries to help another slave escape.
(d) He runs from the Confederate ranks.

3. How does Armistead get his men's attention when he goes to help Kemper?
(a) Puts his hat on top of his uplifted sword.
(b) Blows a bugle call.
(c) Waves a flag in the air.
(d) Shoots his gun into the air.

4. What question continues to occasionally plague Chamberlain?
(a) How could one man take up arms against another?
(b) What is more important, his duty to his men or his duty to his country?
(c) What if it is he who is wrong?
(d) What is this war really about?

5. On whose eagerness for battle is Lee depending?
(a) Longstreet and Rodes
(b) McLaws and Hood
(c) Ewell and Early
(d) Stuart and Pickett

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Pitzer tell Chamberlain about Meade?

2. What does Chamberlain decide to do when his men run out of ammunition?

3. Why does Longstreet say Lee should put Hill in command instead of Longstreet?

4. What does Longstreet think will be the outcome of this battle?

5. What surprises Chamberlain about his interaction with the escaped slave?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. 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?

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

9. 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?

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

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