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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has happened to Heth?
2. Why is Reynolds no longer in command?
3. Who is it the spy quotes to himself as he rides along?
4. How does Lee handle Ewell's failure?
5. Who is Armistead's friend in the Union army?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe George Pickett's appearance.
2. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 4, Chamberlain," what is the significance of Dan Butterfield?
3. Once the enemy starts running, in "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 3, Lee," what does Longstreet suggest? How does Lee respond?
4. Based on his interaction with the mutineers, how would you characterize Chamberlain's leadership?
5. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 3, Buford," why does Buford have little faith that reinforcements will arrive in time?
6. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 1, The Spy," why does Lee think the change in Union command from Hooker to Meade is to the Confederates' advantage?
7. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 3, Buford," how does the setting foreshadow the upcoming battle?
8. Describe the situation at the end of "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 3, Lee."
9. From what is the book's title derived?
10. Do you think Reynolds is a good commander? Why or why not?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Killer Angels opens with a spy gathering information about the Union troops and bringing the information to Longstreet. Throughout the novel, communication of information plays a key role in how the battles are fought, whether it is the communication of orders, or information about a change in situation, or a lack of information about the terrain. Using specific examples from the text, describe how communication is carried out, how it affects the battle, and how various skirmishes or the battle as a whole might have had a different outcome if modern communication devices had been available.
Essay Topic 2
The Killer Angels presents points of view from both sides of the Civil War. In stories like this, it might be easy to present one side as the heroes and the other side as the villains. Does the author do this? How does the author characterize the people involved in this battle? Did the author's portrayal of the characters change your opinion about the people involved in the Civil War? If so, how? If not, why not? Make sure to support your answer with the text.
Essay Topic 3
Each of the section of The Killer Angels opens with a fragment from the song "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah."
1) What is the significance of these quoted fragments?
2) How do these fragments set up the action to follow?
3) Is the use of this song to frame the novel successful? Why or why not?
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