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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 Meade had pressed on his army at Mine Run, who was criticized for his defensive maneuvers?
(a) Lee.
(b) Longstreet.
(c) Brigand.
(d) Sherman.

2. What was not thorough enough according to Hill that caused the failed attack at Bristol?
(a) Fighting.
(b) Hard work.
(c) Reconnaissance.
(d) Planning.

3. Who is shown an unfinished railroad cut that could hide a buildup of troops to attack the Federal left flank?
(a) Lee.
(b) Sherman.
(c) Grant.
(d) Longstreet.

4. What are the whizzing bullets that pass Lee?
(a) Torpedo ones.
(b) Grenades.
(c) Hand bullets.
(d) Minie balls.

5. What does Lee accept as divine judgment at Gettysburg?
(a) Ambiguity.
(b) Chaos.
(c) Defeat.
(d) Success.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who expresses his frustration with bad intelligence where nothing that had been thought true the day before proves to be so?

3. Whose army is defeated and retreating that Lee watches from his horse?

4. What is the cliche regarding the Southern fight in the Civil War?

5. Who may have fought with Grant in Mexico but cannot remember any distinguishing characteristics about Grant?

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

3. Where does the novel commence?

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

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

6. How does Shaara describe the interaction of foreign dignitaries with Grant and Meade?

7. How do troops on both sides of the war reveal their similarities through bartering?

8. Why is Lee unable to enjoy Christmas in Richmond?

9. What is the supreme fear to Lincoln if the South wins the Civil War?

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

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