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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. From what is the book's title derived?
2. Which of these is NOT a description of Stonewall Jackson as given by Longstreet to Fremantle?
3. Why did the mutineers mutiny?
4. How is Gettysburg best described?
5. How does Chamberlain say this war is different from other wars?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 3, Buford," how does the setting foreshadow the upcoming battle?
2. Why is Lee so concerned about Longstreet's well-being?
3. Compare and contrast Chamberlain and Kilrain as described in "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 2, Chamberlain."
4. Describe the relationship between Lee and Longstreet in "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 1, The Spy."
5. Do you think Reynolds is a good commander? Why or why not?
6. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 2, Buford," why does Buford go from grinning and a sense of confidence to concern and weariness?
7. How do Longstreet and Lee differ in their strategies?
8. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 1, The Spy," what is the mood of the Confederate army? Of the Union army?
9. From what is the book's title derived?
10. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 2, Buford," describe how the battle starts.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One theme in The Killer Angels is bravery, whether in battle or of personal convictions. Discuss episodes of bravery in the novel and how those actions of bravery affected, or did not affect, the outcome of the battle.
Essay Topic 2
According to The Killer Angels, Robert E. Lee is perhaps the most-loved general on either side of the Civil War. Yet James Longstreet, his right-hand person, disagrees with him strongly on more than one occasion. Longstreet thinks that Lee should have court martialed Stuart for "joy riding" instead of gathering information on the Union army's movement, and Longstreet think Lee should take a defensive, rather than offensive, position at Gettysburg.
1) Discuss Lee's leadership of the Confederate army,
2) what his strengths and weaknesses were, and
3) how those strengths and weaknesses may have affected his soldiers and the outcome of the battle.
Use the text to support your answers.
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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