Soldier's Heart Test | Mid-Book 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 do the soldiers do when they run out of bullets for practice?

2. What do girls in the towns give the soldiers?

3. Charley does not want to be stuck like a drummer boy or _______________.

4. What does Charley notice about the black people he sees?

5. Where are Charley and his comrades marching at the beginning of Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the horrible sights Charley encounters while marching over dead bodies into battle.

2. What are Charley's impressions about riding the train?

3. Describe how Charley is protected by dead bodies during the battle.

4. How is Charley caught up in the excitement of the possibility of a civil war?

5. Describe the scenario of the black woman giving a sweet roll to Charley.

6. What are Charley's impressions of the poor Southerners he sees from the train?

7. How does Charley spend the night after his first day in battle?

8. When does Charley see black people for the first time and what are this thoughts?

9. Describe Charley's military training.

10. What is the main content of Charley's mother's letters to him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the significance of the black woman giving Charley a sweet roll during one of the train stops? What does the roll represent? Why did the author include this scene in the story?

Essay Topic 2

What is the significance of the scene where Charley converses with a Rebel soldier on the other side of the river? Why is it ironic? Why does the author include such a poignant scene?

Essay Topic 3

Describe how Charley's initial induction into the army reinforces his ideas of glory and grandeur. Be sure to include the luxuries on the train ride, which is an experience Charley feels is fitting for the beginning of a glorious war.

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