The Killer Angels Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Shaara
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Lee blame for the attack's failure?

2. Whose advice has Lee taken regarding strategy?

3. Whose absence is once again affecting the Confederate troops?

4. What prediction does Hancock make about the Rebels?

5. What difficulty faces Longstreet?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Killer Angels is told from various characters' perspectives. This use of multiple perspectives helps give the reader a more well-rounded understanding of the people and events. Choose a character and "remove" it from the novel.

1) How would your understanding of the people or events change with the loss of that character?

2) If that character had not been involved in the battle, how might the battle have changed?

Support your ideas with citations from the text.

Essay Topic 2

There are several minor characters that appear throughout The Killer Angels, with varying degrees of influence on the action or on other characters. Choose three of the following minor characters and describe how the author characterizes them, and what influence they have on either other characters or the action of the novel.

1) Tom Chamberlain

2) Kilrain

3) John Buford

4) Jubal Early

5) J.E.B. Stuart

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the significance of the novel's title. Be sure to include:

1) the origin of the phrase "Killer Angels"

2) the difference of opinion that Chamberlain has with both his father and Kilrain as to man's inherent qualities.

3) the ways that phrase could be interpreted in terms of the battle and in relation to people in general

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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