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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. Who wonders why God had chosen to take Stonewall Jackson?
2. In what season does the Federal commander send orders to position troops after meeting with Lincoln?
3. When does the novel begin?
(a) 10 days after the defeat.
(b) 10 days before the defeat.
(c) 20 days before the defeat.
(d) 20 days after the defeat.
4. After the draw battle in the Wilderness, where does Lee race south to set up the defenses?
5. Why does Chamberlain almost faint in Fannie's arms?
(a) He is so drunk.
(b) He is so happy.
(c) He is so sleepy.
(d) He has malaria.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Confederate soldiers enter at Bristol station that Chamberlain notices takes them into a perfect trap?
2. Who is the first military commander for the Federal forces?
3. Who is the Confederate cavalry commander that delivers messages to General Lee?
4. Who knows that once engaged with Grant, the man will not back down?
5. Shaara offers biographies on which of the following leaders?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does the novel commence?
2. Why does Lee want to resign?
3. What is the supreme fear to Lincoln if the South wins the Civil War?
4. How does Shaara describe Hill's attack at Bristol Station?
5. When Hancock says, "The soldiers have seen something new, a new horror, a new way to die. They have seen the face of hell," what does he imply about fire and fighting?
6. What is the important lesson that Lincoln learns from Gettsyburg regarding Federal soldiers?
7. How does the fight in the Wilderness initially go from in the favor of the Confederates to defeat?
8. How do troops on both sides of the war reveal their similarities through bartering?
9. How does Chamberlain's discussion of home with his brother Tom foreshadow Tom's death?
10. What does Meade's unorthodox flag reveal about himself and Grant?
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