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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does he think men perceive him?
(a) as a worm in an apple
(b) as a greased pig
(c) as a piece of trash
(d) as a mindless monkey

2. What do the Union soldiers do as the Rebels advance?
(a) ready their cartridges
(b) hold their breath
(c) say prayers
(d) run for cover

3. What brings Henry out of his stupor?
(a) The lieutenant kicks him.
(b) He hears the Rebel war cry.
(c) A bullet whizzes by his head.
(d) Someone cries out that the enemy is coming.

4. How is the horror personified among Henry's regiment?
(a) Blood dripping from the returning soldiers
(b) Officers cursing the twist of fate
(c) Comrades falling dead in front of them
(d) Panic among the officers

5. What do some of the soldiers do to make marching easier?
(a) make jokes
(b) shed their knapsacks
(c) hold hands
(d) whistle

6. Who does Henry meet up with as he walks with the wounded?
(a) the lieutenant with the wounded hand
(b) Jim, from his regiment
(c) the general he saw on a horse
(d) the pipe smoking comrade

7. What makes Henry believe that at last his chance to prove himself has come?
(a) Sounds of battle get near the camp.
(b) Extra firing practice is ordered.
(c) Many officers ride into camp from the front.
(d) The regiment is ordered to move.

8. How are Henry's comrades behaving in the face of imminent warfare?
(a) They refuse to think about it.
(b) They tell stoies about their bravery.
(c) They keep to themselves like Henry.
(d) They give off airs of being fearless.

9. What causes Henry's moment of panic?
(a) He doesn't remember loading his rifle.
(b) He remembers he forgot to pray that morning.
(c) He is momentarily blinded by the smoke.
(d) He remembers thinking about running.

10. What immobilizes Henry to prevent him for seeking out his regiment?
(a) He cannot come up with a good story about where he has been.
(b) He cannot imagine how to find his regiment in all the confusion.
(c) He cannot make up his mind that he really wants to return.
(d) He no longer has a rifle and cannot go into battle to fight with his hands.

11. How is the regiment treated on the way to Washington?
(a) railed by angry citizens
(b) feasted at each stop
(c) kept out of the towns
(d) ignored by everyone

12. Running down the road, what is Henry trying to do?
(a) to keep his head down
(b) to find out what is happening
(c) to load his rifle
(d) to keep up with the other men

13. How does Henry imagine the battle sounds he hears at night?
(a) as thunder in the clouds
(b) a red and green dragons
(c) as two panthers fighting
(d) as drums in a parade

14. What is Henry's reply when the tattered man asks again about his wounds?
(a) that his wound is a broken hand that cannot fire a gun
(b) that he was knocked unconscious and his head hurts
(c) that his wound is under his shirt and the bandages stopped the bleeding
(d) that he doesn't want to talk about it

15. Why has Henry delayed so many times from enlisting in the army?
(a) because of his dreams
(b) because of his age
(c) because of his mother
(d) because of his fear

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens the morning after the rumor of going to war was circulated around the regiment?

2. Climbing over a fence, what does Henry discover?

3. What becomes Henry's grandiose image of himself?

4. What rumor passing through the regiment begins the novel?

5. As the Union soldiers get back into position, what is happening?

(see the answer keys)

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