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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. Where was Bedford born?
(a) In southern Arkansas.
(b) In Missouri.
(c) In Boston.
(d) In middle Tennessee.

2. Otto learns that Walter was blown up by a cannon. Where did the cannon land?
(a) In his lap.
(b) On his desk.
(c) Behind his chair.
(d) At his feet.

3. After seeing the new recruits spotted by Jefferson, who wants to withdraw Confederate troops?
(a) Palmer.
(b) Forrest.
(c) Lee.
(d) Jefferson.

4. With which regiment does Otto serve?
(a) 1st Minnesota Battery.
(b) 63rd Kansas.
(c) 63rd Mississippi.
(d) 23rd Ohio.

5. Who is the commander of the new recruits that Jefferson sees arriving?
(a) Sherman.
(b) Sidney.
(c) Buell.
(d) Grant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why isn't the Shiloh area meant for a mounted cavalry attack?

2. According to Jefferson, what weapon does Forrest use a great deal in battle?

3. According to Otto, what do some Union soldiers do as their attacks make little difference on the Confederates?

4. Why does Jefferson join the army?

5. Who says that Otto and the other men have simply lost their confidence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the terrain of the Shiloh area and how does it affect Forrest's troop there?

2. Discuss the importance of Otto's watch.

3. What is the weather like for the troop in Chapter 6? How do the soldiers know a battle is nearing?

4. Explain the conflict in Chapter 6 over use of the word "pretty."

5. Discuss the difference of opinion between Corporal Keller and Sgt. Buterbaugh over the soldiers who left the battlefield.

6. How many people does Forrest lose from his cavalry unit in the Shiloh area battles? How do you know?

7. What information does Armory provide regarding the wounded? How does he feel about his fellow squad members?

8. As Otto develops a new resolve, how does he define/describe the meanings of and difference between "demoralized" and "coward?"

9. Which squad do the narrators in Chapter 6 belong to and where are they camped?

10. Explain the circumstances that lead to Jefferson joining the army.

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