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The Killer Angels Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Shaara
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What strange action does Chamberlain take under gunfire?



2. What does Col. Vincent tell Chamberlain he must do?



3. What does Tom say about the battle the day before?



4. What news does Tom bring Chamberlain?



5. Whose advice has Lee taken regarding strategy?



Essay Topics

In war, reputations may be made that stick with a person throughout the rest of their lives, fairly or unfairly. In The Killer Angels, the author mentions several times that Richard "Dick" Garnett had been called a coward by General Jackson, and though the label was unfair, Garnett has been unable to live it down. In contrast, Lee is such a beloved general that even when he uses a strategy at Gettysburg that is devastating to his troops, the soldiers will not blame him. Using support from the text, discuss how reputations are made in The Killer Angels and what those reputations may mean to the characters' lives in battle and beyond.

The author of The Killer Angels changes his writing style several times throughout the novel.

1) Describe how the style changes from passage to passage. Cite specific examples.

2) How do these changes in style affect the reader's understanding of the events or the characters?

3) Is this change in style successful or distracting?

Support your answers by citing specific examples within the text.

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.

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