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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. When they stop running, what do the men begin to build?
(a) small fires to keep warm
(b) log cabins for the officers
(c) little hills out of anything they can find
(d) walls around their new camp

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

3. How is Henry shooting and reloading as the Rebels arrive?
(a) clumsily
(b) very slowly
(c) not very methodically
(d) like a machine

4. After walking around all morning, where does the regiment go?
(a) back to Washington D. C.
(b) back to the original camp
(c) over near the banks of a river
(d) back to the same ground it had taken in the morning

5. What is Henry's last view of the tattered man?
(a) falling under the wheels of a caisson
(b) headed back the wrong way
(c) falling on his face in the road
(d) walking aimlessly in a field

Short Answer Questions

1. Who catches up to Henry after Jim Conklin dies?

2. As the noise of the battle grows louder, what does Henry see that confuses him?

3. How does Henry begin to feel about the battle he had been in?

4. How does Henry begin to imagine himself?

5. How does Henry picture the advancing Rebels?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the charge, when they realized they were safe, how do some of the men return to their own lines?

2. Describe what startles Henry when he wakes up the following morning.

3. What particularly pleases Henry when he stops by his old school?

4. As they wait in the trenches, what happens to the silence?

5. How has Wilson changed since the first days of military camp?

6. What does this battle prove about the regiment?

7. How does Henry receive what becomes his red badge of courage?

8. How does the tattered man put another face on the victims of war?

9. How successful is Henry at comparing himself to other of the troops?

10. After convincing himself that it was a law of nature for men and animals to run from danger, explain how his theory is proved to be untrue.

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