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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 Kilrain think is important in fighting this war?
(a) Unity
(b) Equality
(c) Justice
(d) Race

2. 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

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

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

5. What does Longstreet think will be the outcome of this battle?
(a) The South will eventually lose the war.
(b) The North will have suffered too many casualties to finish the war.
(c) The South will come back to win more important battles.
(d) The surviving soldiers will draw more troops to them with their stories of courage.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What prediction does Hancock make about the Rebels?

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

4. What does the Baptist minister say to Chamberlain about slavery?

5. What difficulty faces Longstreet?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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.

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

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

8. 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?

9. 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,".

10. 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?

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