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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 concerns Armistead about this battle?
(a) He may not survive to see his wife again.
(b) He is too old to fight anymore.
(c) He may have to face his old friend, Hancock.
(d) He believes Lee was wrong to attack the middle.

2. What does the Baptist minister say to Chamberlain about slavery?
(a) It is wrong according to the Bible and every man should fight it.
(b) There is nothing wrong with it provided the master treats the slave well.
(c) It is the mark of a doomed society.
(d) Chamberlain cannot understand it because he has never lived with the black man.

3. From whom does the Confederacy get many of its guns and most of its wagons?
(a) France
(b) Confederate factories
(c) England
(d) The Union army

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

5. Which of these is NOT something Chamberlain thinks about his men?
(a) Another battle like the one the day before, and the regiment will be gone.
(b) Those who remain are the best of the best.
(c) They deserve recognition for what they accomplished the day before.
(d) They would be better off under the command of someone else.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Pickett respond to his orders?

3. What is Longstreet struggling with throughout the chapter?

4. What strange action does Chamberlain take under gunfire?

5. What does Pitzer tell Chamberlain about Meade?

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

3. 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?

4. 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?"

5. Earlier, in "The First Day, Chapter 4, Chamberlain," Chamberlain remembers Ames saying that to lead men, "You must care for your men's welfare. You must show physical courage." Do you think Chamberlain exemplifies these qualities? Explain, including reference to "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 4, Chamberlain,".

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

7. 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?

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 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?

10. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 5, Longstreet," how do Longstreet and Lee differ on their views of the day's battle?

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