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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 is the Major ordered to lead three brigades down the cut, placing Hancock's Federal soldiers into a deep V?
(a) Longstreet.
(b) Lee.
(c) Sorrel.
(d) Sherman.

2. Before what event had the Federal soldiers lost more times than they won?
(a) Malbec.
(b) Annapolis.
(c) Gettysburg.
(d) Philadelphia.

3. What did Stonewall Jackson eventually die of?
(a) Broken heart.
(b) Yellow fever.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Diarrhea.

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

5. What were defensive maneuvers employed when Meade had pressed on his army at Mine Run?
(a) Lowering battelions.
(b) Digging trenches.
(c) Burning houses.
(d) Opening caves.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the novel begin?

2. Who is to move into the Shenandoah Valley to divert part of Lee's army toward the west?

3. Who cross the Rapidan River at the westerly Germanna Ford?

4. What does Meade unite with his replacement as commander in their mission to win the war as?

5. After the failed assault on Hancock's center when the log wall burned, the attack was repulsed. Who died?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Chamberlain's discussion of home with his brother Tom foreshadow Tom's death?

2. What does Meade's unorthodox flag reveal about himself and Grant?

3. How does Shaara effectively change the mood of Chapter 1 from despair to some possibility for hope?

4. How does Shaara powerfully build up to Stuart's death, reinforcing a good versus evil theme?

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

6. Describe the interaction between Hill and Lee as they survey the failed attempt at Bristol.

7. How does Grant get Meade on his side working together to fight the Confederates?

8. How does Lee account for the failure at Bristol through his flashbacks?

9. How does Shaara describe Lee viewing his defeated army from his horse?

10. What does Lee's anger at Longstreet reveal about his character and his belief in God?

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