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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. How does Pickett respond to his orders?
(a) With great enthusiasm
(b) Soberly and somberly
(c) With some hesitation
(d) With excitement, but some doubts

2. How does Lee generally handle a battle?
(a) He gives his officers orders then lets them do the fighting.
(b) He retreats to headquarters and studies his Bible until the battle is over.
(c) He stays in contact with the officers and directs them several times a day.
(d) He joins the troops in the field and fights at the front of the troops.

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

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

5. What does Chamberlain think will happen if the South wins?
(a) The South will eventually overtake the North.
(b) America will become two countries.
(c) The North and South will eventually reunify.
(d) The South will become a British protectorate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what had Lee been trying to warn Longstreet?

2. How does Lee think one wins victories?

3. What does Armistead want Pickett to do about Garnett?

4. Which of these is NOT a reason Longstreet gives for why Meade will not attack?

5. What does Pitzer tell Chamberlain about Meade?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 1, Fremantle," describe Fremantle's thoughts toward the Southerners.

9. 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?

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

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