The Red Badge of Courage Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the regiment know of the military machinery behind their orders to charge the Rebels?
(a) nothing
(b) all the details
(c) exactly what the final plan is
(d) only when they will be relieved

2. What are the men doing in the forest as Henry nears his regiment?
(a) getting ready to sleep
(b) walking in circles
(c) looking for something to eat
(d) digging holes in the ground

3. Once in position, what does Henry see?
(a) a long clearing with sandbag walls on the far side
(b) a long stretch of cleared wood with flashes of rifle fire
(c) a long stretch of burned out forest
(d) a row of Rebel canons aimed in his direction

4. What does Henry surmise as the men swarm toward where he is?
(a) that he will be trampled
(b) that they are looking for him
(c) that he had fallen asleep
(d) that the battle is lost

5. What does Henry learn about other men in his regiment?
(a) They were ambushed and many of them killed.
(b) They had stayed at the front the longest.
(c) They had wanted to surrender.
(d) They, too, got separated and are returning.

6. As the regiment weakens, what is the effect on the lieutenant?
(a) He is less enthusiastic.
(b) He stops giving orders.
(c) He is shot in the head.
(d) He falls off his horse.

7. What is Henry advised to avoid putting pressure on his head wound?
(a) not to bump his head on a tree limb
(b) not to go to sleep
(c) not to touch the bandage
(d) not to talk or yell

8. What returns to Henry in his thoughts as he waits for orders?
(a) the dark haired girl at his school
(b) wondering about his mother
(c) the mental and physical agonies he had suffered
(d) the peacefulness of his home

9. In the charge, what gives Henry momentum to keep going?
(a) the shouts of the lieutenant
(b) the drums and bugles
(c) the sport of the kill
(d) the red, white, and blue flag

10. Who do Henry and his friend overhear on the road?
(a) some Rebel officers
(b) the general and a major
(c) two of their regiment planning to desert
(d) a wounded soldier begging another soldier to shoot him

11. Why must they charge the Rebels?
(a) It is getting late in the day.
(b) It is their only hope.
(c) They cannot retreat.
(d) They are surrounded.

12. When the orders come, where is Henry's regiment gong?
(a) back to base for more training
(b) to relieve another regiment in the trenches
(c) to join other regiments about to charge the Rebels
(d) to circle around behind the Rebel army

13. Why is Henry only watching the action in this latest battle?
(a) He is paralyzed by fear.
(b) He has lost his weapon.
(c) His head wound is bothering him.
(d) He is still carrying the flag.

14. What conversation do the men have about the officer who called them mule drivers?
(a) What they would do to him if they got the chance.
(b) What a stupid man he is.
(c) How he ever got to be an officer.
(d) How if they are the drivers, he is the mule.

15. Who does Henry conclude would never rage at nature?
(a) a man who doesn't think too much
(b) a man with a full stomach and self-respect
(c) a man who believes in God
(d) a man who never makes mistakes

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes the regiment to slow its advance against the Rebels?

2. What does Henry imagine himself doing sometime in the future?

3. How does Henry explain his absence from the regiment.

4. How is this charge a turning point for the regiment?

5. After the charge, how do the men know they are safe?

(see the answer keys)

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