Soldier's Heart 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. Which of the following do Charley and the other men not take from the surrounding farms?

2. A portion of the ____________ in Charley's regiment is destroyed.

3. What protection will Charley have behind him in the upcoming battle?

4. Charley feels he is old, not in age but in _______________.

5. In what state does Charley find himself in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Charley find the job of slaughtering the horses so repugnant?

2. What are some of the very familiar things that Charley experiences as he heads into this battle?

3. How does the Battle of Gettysburg begin for Charley and his company?

4. What should Charley's life be like now that he is 21-years-old?

5. What is different for Charley as he prepares to go into this battle?

6. What is the state of Charley's mental and physical health?

7. What is the foreshadowing of the meadow in Chapter 8?

8. In addition to his food, what does Charley take with him on a picnic by the river?

9. Describe Charley's experience as he and his company march toward Richmond.

10. How do Charley and his comrades differ in their opinions about the possibility of any more battles?

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

Charley seems to have more affection for horses than he does for people and finds it easier to shoot men than horses in battle. It is especially repugnant for Charley to have to slaughter the horses for food for the men. Where does this feeling come from for Charley? Is he normal in his perspective on this?

Essay Topic 3

The author shows the juxtaposition of the soldiers engaged in battle which is being witnessed by local families who have brought picnic lunches to witness the event as if it were entertainment. What does this scene indicate about how people viewed the war? Explain.

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