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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 difficulty faces Longstreet?
(a) He cannot focus on the battle because he keeps thinking about his dead children.
(b) His men lose confidence in his leadership and refuse to fight.
(c) His horse lames himself, and Longstreet has to find another one.
(d) Not knowing the area well, he's forced to turn his troops around and lead a counter-march.

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

3. Why does Longstreet say Lee should put Hill in command instead of Longstreet?
(a) Hill earned the right with his victory the day before.
(b) The men are mostly Hill's.
(c) Hill is better at this kind of assault.
(d) Longstreet has come down with the old soldier's disease.

4. How is Pettigrew of the Confederates like Chamberlain of the Union?
(a) They are both intellectuals.
(b) They both have a brother serving under them.
(c) They are both from Maine.
(d) They both are 34 years old.

5. What news about Gen. Ewell does Venable bring to Lee?
(a) Ewell has been taken sick and can no longer serve.
(b) Ewell and Early have had a disagreement and there is talk of a duel.
(c) Ewell has regained control and is gathering his men together.
(d) Ewell is not in command but is deferring to Early.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Fremantle think the war is really about?

3. What does Fremantle hope for after the war is over?

4. How does Lee think one wins victories?

5. What does Chamberlain think will happen if the South wins?

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 2, Chamberlain," what does Kilrain think the war is about?

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 2, Chamberlain," what does Chamberlain's encounter with the escaped slave reveal to him?

5. 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?

6. 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?

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

8. 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.

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

10. 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?

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