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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the condemned man think is the solution for his predicament?
(a) Finding his gun.
(b) Freeing his hands.
(c) Bribing the guards.
(d) Talking to the governor.

2. According to the soldiers' ____________, death is to be honored.
(a) Orders.
(b) Unwritten code.
(c) Instincts.
(d) Rule book.

3. Where are the sentinels standing guard?
(a) The ends of the bridge.
(b) In trees.
(c) In boats.
(d) In nearby fields.

4. Who stands with the spectators?
(a) The mayor.
(b) A lieutenant.
(c) The governor.
(d) A minister.

5. The rope around the man's neck is attached to ______________________.
(a) A cross timber.
(b) A tree.
(c) A forklift.
(d) A scaffold.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the privates do after moving away from the man?

2. What is the man standing on?

3. What crime has the condemned man committed?

4. What color eyes does the condemned man have?

5. What literary technique does the author use when he says that death is a dignitary?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the soldier tell Peyton about a notice that has been posted?

2. What does Peyton want to know after the mention of the posted notice?

3. Who s present as spectators of the event and how do they conduct themselves?

4. How does Peyton reveal that he is thinking of violating the posted notice in order to help the Southern cause?

5. How do the sentinels at the scene behave at the impending execution?

6. Explain how the author almost tries to warn Peyton by the statement of "All's fair in love and war."

7. What does the soldier tell Peyton about what the Yanks are doing?

8. What can be determined about the condemned man by his appearance?

9. How does Part 1 end?

10. What is unexpected about the condemned man's appearance?

(see the answer keys)

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