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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. When does the novel begin?
(a) 20 days after the defeat.
(b) 10 days before the defeat.
(c) 10 days after the defeat.
(d) 20 days before the defeat.

2. What troops hide behind a railroad cut near the Bristol Station?
(a) Hill's.
(b) Chamberlain's.
(c) Grant corps.
(d) Entire II corps.

3. In what season does the Federal commander send orders to position troops after meeting with Lincoln?
(a) Winter.
(b) Fall.
(c) Spring.
(d) Summer.

4. How many miles does Sheridan's cavalry stretch?
(a) 10.
(b) 15.
(c) 30.
(d) 20.

5. After the draw battle in the Wilderness, where does Lee race south to set up the defenses?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Shenandoah.
(c) Pennsylvania.
(d) Spotsylvania.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Chamberlain and his wife travel away from the railroad station?

2. Who knows that once engaged with Grant, the man will not back down?

3. What does Shaara employ to illustrate the battles that led to the failure at Bristol?

4. What does Lee see the Southern resistance in the Civil War as representative of?

5. What did Stonewall Jackson eventually die of?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Why is fighting in the wilderness difficult for both Grant and Lee?

3. Why does Lee want to resign?

4. What does Chamberlain find absurd yet necessary about desertion in the army?

5. What is the cliche surrounding the Southern reason for fighting in the Civil War and how does Lee oppose this?

6. Why does Shaara offer an Introduction to "The Last Full Measure"?

7. How does Shaara powerfully convey the death of Hill, one of Lee's leaders through a third-person point of view of an unknown officier?

8. Why does Grant fight in the Civil War?

9. Why does Lee believe that the statue of George Washington will remain intact during the war?

10. When Chamberlain recovers in bed, what does he contemplate about the war?

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