Shiloh: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jefferson stand on to watch more soldiers arrive?

2. Who does Otto learn was with Walter when he was blown up by a cannon?

3. Who says Union soldiers were happy when Confederates did not charge again?

4. What does Jefferson wear when he takes the others to see the new recruits?

5. What is the rank of Otto's commander?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jefferson witness from his lookout point, and what important information does he overhear?

2. How and why is it important for the reader to know exactly who is narrating in Chapter 6?

3. What unnerves Otto most about the battle and why?

4. What realization does Otto make as he watches fresh troops arrive and what does he vow to do after the realization?

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

6. What conclusion does Forrest draw after joining Jefferson at his lookout point and what obstacle does he face?

7. What does Otto's tale of the dog demonstrate about the weaponry used in the war and why?

8. What convinces Otto to retreat from the fighting and how does he leave?

9. How do the members of the squad in Chapter 6 feel about each other? How does one narrator describe this?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?

Essay Topic 2

Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in this novel? Explain the conflict in detail, using both the definition and examples from Shiloh.

Essay Topic 3

What is an antagonist? Discuss the antagonist of this novel in detail, relating the antagonist specifically to the type of conflict featured in Shiloh.

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