Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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. Why does Buford pause when writing for help?
3. To whom does Buford once more send a message?
4. Buford is in need of more _____________.
5. How does Chamberlain get the mutineers' attention?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the situation at the end of "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 3, Lee."
2. Why have the 120 men from the Second Maine mutinied?
3. Compare and contrast Chamberlain and Kilrain as described in "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 2, Chamberlain."
4. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 1, Fremantle," describe Fremantle's thoughts toward the Southerners.
5. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 3, Buford," how does the setting foreshadow the upcoming battle?
6. How do Longstreet and Lee differ in their strategies?
7. In "Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 6, Chamberlain," Chamberlain is once again surprised at his reaction to a situation. What surprises him about his reaction to the battle?
8. In "Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 5, Longstreet," what does Fremantle say about Lee? How are Fremantle and Lee similar in their approach to warfare?
9. In "Thursday, July 2, 1863, The Second Day, Chapter 2, Chamberlain," what does Chamberlain's encounter with the escaped slave reveal to him?
10. How would you characterize the friendship between Kilrain and Chamberlain?
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?
Naturally, the characters in The Killer Angels had lives before and outside of the war. Choose three of the following characters and describe what the author tells us about their lives outside of the army. How do these lives influence them as soldiers? Given what the reader is told of those lives, are any of their actions within the army surprising? Why or why not? Use the text to support your ideas.
Some mention is made of the foreign soldiers traveling with the Confederacy. Fremantle, an English soldier, often has conversations with Longstreet and the other soldiers. Although the British are against slavery as Fremantle is, he identifies more with the Southern fighters. Why? What is the basis for his opinion of them? What role, if any, does he play in the army? Use the text to support your answers.
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